SXSW is all about people. Amazing people. I took a lot of photos at this year's SXSW and some of those were of the band The Go Station. After their set, I went up to the lead singer and showed him the photos I had taken. He was happy since they didn't have a photographer there. So I gave him my card and told him that they could use any of my photos. He then introduced me to the band manager and gave me a sampler CD.
I really liked the band and after listening to the CD, really liked the song, "All Together Now." Later on, while going through all my SXSW photos, I thought that "All Together Now" would make a good soundtrack for a video featuring all the people I saw at SXSW.
I contacted the band and they agreed to let me use the song. Enjoy!
Here's a brief moment of Imogen Heap in concert at Avalon Boston 11/11/06.
I was stopped from taking any more photos or video. At least 25 more people were shooting photos and video around me.
As Chuck Olsen says: That's what fans do. The genie is out of the bottle. The point is to capture and share fleeting moments.
When I went to buy Carol a white wine at the bar, the bar tender said, "You don't want to buy white wine here, it's terrible."
When we went up stairs to check out the view and stopped in the aisle for a second, the bouncer said, "Keep moving, you can't stand here." He said it in a Homeland Security type of way which assumed we were guilty of an offense much greater than stopping in the aisle for a moment.
When I was shooting this video, the bouncer told me to shut off the camera and if I took it out again I would be removed from the premises.
I guess he wasn't aware of Imogen's web site where it says, "we'd love to see your cameraphone pics and video clips of YOUR tour experiences! Why not post photos or video clips of Immi performing?"
There is a big disconnect here.
I won't be going back to Avalon any time soon.
From Imogen's site:
If you're new to Imogen's music, make sure you check out her official website www.imogenheap.com and also her myspace profile myspace.com/imogenheap where you can hear her music. And if you like what you hear, visit her online store for CDs, downloads and merch. Imogen spends a lot of her time touring around the world and we'd love to see your cameraphone pics and video clips of YOUR tour experiences! Why not post photos or video clips of Immi performing, you meeting Immi, you and your friends travelling to the shows, as well as shots of things such as posters advertising shows, fans queuing around the block, maybe you can even snap Immi's tour bus? We want to see anything that captures YOUR experience of the tour or Immi! Help us create a tour scrapbook with your trusty cameraphone!
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