BYU students gathered together at The Awful Waffle to eat crepes, listen to music and see the full version of Zach Collier’s Pokemon Love Song video Feb. 12.
Collier, having spent several months putting his song together, said he could not believe the debut was finally here.
“Tonight was seriously a dream come true,” Collier said. “It is always incredible when you’re able to start with a big idea and build it from the ground up, and watch it come to life.”
Collier was also impressed by how his video was received. Over 100 people attended, and the event made $127. Collier expressed his gratitude to all.
“It was so well received,” Collier said. “The support we got from everyone who came was amazing.”
Student Richard Flores thoroughly enjoyed Pokemon Love Song.
“It was really fun, clever and decent music as well,” Flores said. “Even though the entire movie was about Pokemon, I feel that all guys can relate with Zack’s feelings.”
Erin McMullin, a 23-year-old female BYU student felt differently about Collier’s video.
“It was a unique way of combining both video and music in order to tell a story, but to be honest, I was creeped out,” McMullin said. “I really hope that men do not feel like they need to stalk someone in order to express their love for them.”
Escalera, a non-profit organization based in Salt Lake City, was also present at the event encouraging attendees to get involved and start serving.
“#GiveLove is a campaign where we want to start a conversation about how we all give love by bringing social change,” said Dane Christensen, a social media strategist for Escalera. “This benefit concert was a wonderful opportunity to get some more exposure for our cause and plant the idea that everyone can give love by making a difference.”
The Pokemon Love Song is also available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.