“For the first time, having your phone out at a concert is not a jerk move.” That’s what the description of Dan Deacon’s mobile app says in the iTunes store, and with proper reasoning. Deacon, a well-seasoned electronic musician from Baltimore, has been known for his highly engaging live performances that oftentimes include him interacting heavily with audience members, and in turn, having them interact with each another (performing in the crowd, choreographing uniform dance moves, holding dance contests in the middle of the floor, etc). Deacon has taken his fan interactivity to the digital front by providing them with an app that allows them to host their own collective light show.
Watch the clip below to see the app in action:
This is a novel idea considering that good concert etiquette is usually to keep your phone away during the show out of respect for the artists on stage, as well as your fellow audience members. However, Deacon’s approach with this app creates a unique and personal experience for each person, while including everyone in the collective concert experience.