New Trend in Concert Photos

Whenever you go to a show, there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of people just like you snapping pictures with cell phones.  

But now the performers are also taking some pretty cool pictures of you.  Some people called them “gigapixel shots,” wide-angle (or even 360 degree panorama) photographs taken of the crowd with super-high resolution cameras.  

This means that if you were at the show, it’s theoretically possible for you to zoom right in on your face, which you can then tag for all the world to know on Facebook.

U2 did this on some dates for their 360 Tour.  And Kings of Leon did it for a show at Hyde Park in London.  

It’s actually pretty cool—as long as you’re not embarrassed to be tagged this way.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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