What’s Trending Trended Huge Over Their YouTube Charity Event Tube-A-Thon

I’ll give ‘em this: What’s Trending knows how to throw one hell of a charity function. From the food to the drinks to the decorations to the outfits to the glitz and glamour … and oh yeah! All the awesome YouTube stars who showed up in support of Covenant House — the beneficiary of this whole winter carnival out at YouTube Space L.A. yesterday.

What’s Trending host Shira Lazar looked glam to the max as she presided over the second annual What’s Trending Tube-A-Thon fundraiser and did some serious good for some underprivileged teens.

Our video on the festivities and red carpet spectacle will be out soon, but in the meantime we wanted to show off a couple of the most electric moments from the evening of a thousand YouTubers (or at least it seemed that way — from the Sourcefed crew grubbing down delicious Mexican food to Bart Baker and others manning the Twitter wire). Here’s Chester See and Snoop Dogg — one a performer, one a presenter. I think they made the right choice on which did which job.

Oh, and I almost forgot … the Tube-a-thon itself? Huge success. Huge! During the Tube-a-thon, 36,000 tweets were sent (an almost 100 percent increase over last year), and in total, almost 50,000 tweets were sent with the hashtags #tubeathon or #fiestamovement (Ford was the major sponsor), rendering those the No. 2 and 3 most popular hashtags of the evening. As for overall social impression? According to Mass Relevance, that number hit 167,000,000. That’s going to translate into a ton of money raised for the Covenant House, a charity which cares for homeless and impoverished teens.

Stay tuned for the red carpet interviews, people — as usual, we caused all sorts of merry holiday-esque trouble. And thanks to Steve Zaragoza and Joe Beretta’s “NMR yell-off,” pretty much all of Los Angeles heard our name last night.

Here’s more Tube-a-thon and What’s Trending news:

Tube-A-Thon, First Web Streaming Online Variety Show Raises Money For Charity [REPLAY VIDEO]

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