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Smashing Pumpkins Part of Human Network

July 3, 2007
at 12:00 pm PST

I’m outside of Asheville, NC this week visiting my parents and other family and was able to score some tickets to last night’s Smashing Pumpkins show at the Orange Peel. They are on a mini-tour and playing 9 shows in Asheville, NC and the same amount (I think) in San Francisco, CA. Anyway, it was a good show…only about 900 of us there…but what struck me was ALL the digital cameras…still and video…in the crowd. I’m exaggerating only a little when I say that my brother and I were some of the only ones not capturing the concert digitally.As an experiment, I checked Flickr and Youtube to see if any of the photos and videos were up from last night. They aren’t yet…or I couldn’t find them, but there are many photos and videos from previous night’s shows.So, Smashing Pumpkins’ fans are clearly part of the human network and what better way to market than to have others do it for you…much like this blog entry is doing. Pumpkins, you are welcome. : )Addendum: The Asheville Citizen-Times set up a microsite called “Smasheville” for the Pumpkins extended visit and there is video of the July 2nd show. You will see that I wasn’t exaggerating about the digital video and pictures being captured.

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  1. British band Keane (www.keanemusic.com) does the same… and publish some fan photos on their website.

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  2. Thank you, this is really cool. I hope I can catch a show when they’re touring out this way. I’m lovin this human network. Today is the greatest day there ever was.

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  3. Nine Inch Nails left thumb drive in the closet of the concert area, and then let its fans found it. The next thing happened, the new video clip inside the thumb drive was spread on the web. So cool.

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