Tuesday 20 March 2018

Famous YouTuber draws massive queue of 500 along Dublin's Abbey Street

500 fans lined Dublin's Abbey Street to meet YouTuber Marcus Butler
Jason Kennedy

Jason Kennedy

Have you seen the queue of hundreds outside Eason's Abbey Street entrance this evening? They're there to meet YouTuber and author Marcus Butler.

The 23-year-old Internet celebrity was in the bookshop this evening for a meet-and-great with fans to celebrate the launch of his first book 'Hello Life', which is  part-autobiography and part-self help guide.

Although the Englishman has around 4 million subscribers on YouTube, he says there is no certain way to become popular online.

"There are so many young kids that want to become a YouTuber, but how to get big on Youtube, there's no kind of rule book. We're the first genre of people to do it," he said.

"I made stuff that I enjoyed and listened to what people who watch the videos had to say."

This is Marcus' third time in Dublin, but he won't have time to do any touring or exploring, as he's jetting straight up to Belfast for the last leg of his UK and Ireland tour.

"You get into this surreal bubble. Right now being here and doing this book stuff and seeing all this people is a very surreal moment," he said.

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