In 2008, I discovered Vitas while doing an international theme at the Day Care Center where I worked. There was a half Japanese/Russian kid there so I was searching for either a Japanese or Russian singer online. I went into Youtube and came across a live Opera 2 performance. My Co-Workers and I couldn't believe the high pitch that was coming from this man! At first I thought it was a sound effect of some sorts since I never heard anyone make a sound like before. It took me a second viewing to realize that sound WAS actually coming from him! I was in shock but fascinated at the same time, everyone at my job must have watched the video like 10x's in a row! Each time I watched Vitas' performance I felt this feeling inside that something about this man was special and unique. I never seen such a bright smile, an engaging confidence and command of the stage. I couldn't wait to get home and watch more Vitas.
After scouring Youtube for a few more Vitas videos I could find, I became somewhat of a fan and liked only a few songs. I thought he was strange for my usual taste in music artists but something about him had me hooked. I even thought he might be an alien, he had an otherworldly quality to him that no one else I knew had.
In 2010, I was explaining to a friend about this Russian Artist who dresses up in strange costumes and sings in the most unique pitches. I showed them some Youtube videos and we had a laugh for a bit and when my friend left I ran across some of his most recent performances with hair on his head and I thought he looked really handsome and I liked him even more! =) I then proceeded to find everything I could on Vitas on the internet and I finally began to understand him and his music, I felt it within this time, it was a entirely different feeling than before. I connected with him and his music and it had a positive effect on my very being. This is when I became a real Vitas fan...a V-fan for life.