June 6, 2012 - submitted by Aimee, United States of America
Q. Dear Oracle,
I'm really enjoying R42's HD panoramas of the crowds from Emirates' and other shows. All those smiling, happy people anticipating a stellar night! Tell me, how did this tradition start? I've seen OK Go and MGMT in the past year, and they take pics of their audiences too! Which band kicked it off?
The Oracle replies:
Many artists have been taking photos of their audiences for years. Digital technology has improved so much that in recent times sporting events and groups such as U2 & Take That have taken 360 degree shots of the crowd where you can zoom in and tag yourself for example.
After the first night photo that Roadie #42 took, we loved it so much that it was decided to do one every night from the same point.
Typically I'm not in my seat when I click to zoom.
It's a great interactive tool but as for the first band to do it... I don't actually know but it wasn't OK Go or MGMT.