New mobile technologies are changing the way we experience, and what we expect from, our favorite performers on stage.

Summer is in full swing and that means thousands of festivals and concerts are entertaining people across the globe. Despite changes in the way people are consuming virtually every other form of entertainment and media, live shows has more or less remained the same. Sure, there may be better pyrotechnics, lasers lights and stadium sound systems year after year, but the concert going experience is ripe for technological innovation.

When you’re at a concert, it’s hard not to feel like you’re part of a big shared experience, so much so that’s it’s hard to describe to someone that wasn’t there. Things like the roar of the audience during the encore, how connected your felt to the crowd when you looked out on a sea of waving lighters and phones in the air, and even the camaraderie of tossing around beach balls (and sometimes your fellow concertgoers) can’t readily be replicated elsewhere, but what if it could be made better? Imagine if all of these singular acts were synchronized to the sound and light show?

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