The Outside Lands Festival was held this weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. I have two words to describe this event: Brr, and brr. Some other individuals who are better qualified to describe the experience (as they actually attended) might be more exuberant in their reactions: Awesome! Amazing! Rad!
In any case, the 3-day event made Net history by being the first "digitally mashed up" (no, not moshed up, but that’s fun too) concert to be 100% documented on the web – by the thousands that did attend.
CrowdFire – sponsored by Federated Media, Microsoft, and Intel – is a real-time "digital media mashup"
of all of the varied media generated at the live show, including
camera-phone pictures, hand-held digital-video recordings, blog posts
and Twitters, reported AdAge.
Participants upload their digital content via kiosk pavilions at the concert. They are encouraged to tag the photos and videos so that other users can conduct specific searches, e.g., "bitchin" "dude" "stage one" from the aggregated content.
It’s basically a social network for concertgoers, said Rick Farman, co-founder of Superfly
Productions, creators of Outside Lands and co-creators of the Bonnaroo
Music Festival. "…A perfect synthesis of music, online networking
and face-to-face fun," he boasted.