Legend has it that the first ever raised lighter tribute was given to Melanie Safka at Woodstock in the summer of ’69. Over the years, light emitted from raised lighters have been replaced by lit cellphone displays though no one really ever thought of having these display panels synchronized with the light show that accompanies a rock concert. However, musician Dan Deacon may well be the first performing artist in the history of music who is all set to let fans become a part of the show in the most innovative way ever.
The experimental artist is touring the US promoting his latest album and will allow fans attending his live performance to actually become a part of the concert by using a simple app on their smartphones. The Dan Deacon Smartphone App can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple iTunes Store by fans before they come to the concert venue.
Once the show begins, all phones that have the app installed on them would be controllable via a sonic prompt from the artist. This will allow the musician to use the displays of the smartphones as strobe lights and sync them with the show’s light display to create a spectacular side show. The smartphones’ speakers can also be used by the musician as an extra instrument which will actually create an unprecedented sound effect.