CrowdsEye At Coachella
By Nick Rhodes
Published on May 09, 2012
|"Spell C-O-A-C-H-E-L-L-A" - AshleySarvis|
CrowdsEye is a music based social network aimed at transforming the way people experience live events by incentivizing attendees to submit pictures, stories and reviews in real time.
The community of fans participate in a scavenger hunt and vote on submissions for diverse categories from “Best Costume” to “Perfect Timing” and “Front Row Pics” to “Art Installations.”
Submitting to CrowdsEye is more than just a fun way to get involved with the music community – you can even win prizes depending on how highly your submissions get voted.
Their recent Indio Desert Challenge over the two Coachella weekends garnered winners of $150.00 (AshleySarvis – 3rd Place), $350.00 (bailey123 – 2nd Place) and $1,000 (sami_tee – 1st Place). Check out some of those submissions below.
Find out more about CrowdsEye on their official website and be sure to download their app online. They’ll be at festivals all summer, so check them out.
|"Best Costume/Best Dressed/Face and Body Paint" – Ashley Sarvis|
|"Perfect Timing" – bailey123|
|"Art Installations and Festival Grounds" – JosephChristopher|
|"Photobomb!" – Joseph Christopher|
|"Front Row Pics" – Joseph Christopher |
|"Art Installations and Festival Grounds" – AlanHarvey|
|"Art Installations and Festival Grounds" – parappa|
|"Open Category" – Taradise13|
|"Best Campsite/Lodgings" – alyoodle|
|"Art Installations and Festival Grounds" – JeffLiffmann|
|"Best Costume/Best Dressed/Face and Body Paint" – sami_tee|
|"Front Row Pics" - sami_tee|
|"Perfect Timing" - sami_tee|
|"Front Row Pics" – amagnes|
Story From The Festival:
"I saw my coworker today in the kitchen grabbing coffee. She looked TERRIBLE. I asked, 'Damn ___, looks like you went back to Coachella!' 'I did!' she responded. Knowing my coworker, she probably replicated the previous weekend's intake of alcohol and lack of sleep."
"Serious Radiohead fans convinced me that I could not miss a second of their show. Ok, fine. I'll leave Miike Snow early to get close and stay for the whole show.
Boy am I glad I did.
What shocked me the most was the DEAD SILENCE between the songs, especially in the beginning. It did not occur because people were bored – people were figuratively sitting on the edge of their seat, blown away by what they were listening to and seeing. I think it made fans out of everyone.
That performance was by far the best concert I have ever seen. And I have seen . . . Rage [Against The Machine], Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, [Red Hot] Chili Peppers, etc.
A good friend described it perfectly: it definitely takes skill to play music that has an entire crowd jumping and going crazy, but it takes an insane amount of skill to play music that leaves tens of thousands of people so quiet and awe-inspired that you could hear pin drop."
Find more information on CrowdsEye on their official website.