Is SPINearth a Mobile Haven For Concertgoers?


I’ve asked you before about this topic.

And whether you agree with me or not, the use of mobile technology (tweeting, texting and cell phone videos) is a key part of today’s concertgoing experience. 

I know it played a pivotal role in how I saw and reviewed M.Ward‘s and Miike Snow ‘s live shows.

I’ll admit that it took me awhile to get used to it and to see how using mobile technology enhances the concert experience.

But eventually I did see how it could be used, among many things, to understand  psychologically and emotionally, why we love going to concerts.

I also believe that, if used correctly, mobile technology and certain applications can certainly enhance and help show us more about what goes on in our minds and bodies during our concert experiences.


That said, when I read this review of  SPIN Magazine’s newly released SPINearth iPhone app by Mike at Sound Citizen, I wondered  if SPINearth would benefit our concert experiences, like the other mobile technology that I’ve experimented with on Live Fix.

Here’s a snippet of Mike’s review:

For example, I just finished watching a video of Pearl Jam and Chris Cornell perform “Hunger Strike” from their Temple of the Dog days at a recent concert at Gibson Amphitheater. The video itself was jumpy as hell – to be expected from user-generated videos, I guess. There are also updates from the correspondents as they travel and other interesting features.

The other interesting feature about the SPINearth app, as Mike points out, is the community it’s connected to. I’ll be taking a closer look at (above photo) to get a better idea of how it’s serving live music fans. But in the meantime, I encourage you to check it out and let me know what you think.  

Though I don’t own an iPhone (I’m a BlackBerry Storm guy at the moment), I’m sure many of you do, so I’d like to get your thoughts on mobile device concert app and the communities connected to it:

Have you used SPINearth?

Is the iPhone the best mobile device for concert fans? 

What apps/mobile devices do you use to enhance your concert experiences?

Coming up…

There’s another interesting iPhone app I want to talk with you about that will have a big impact on concert culture, so stay tuned as we continue this mobile technology discussion on a future post.

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