Phish tour is filled with adventure and madness of all shapes and sizes. Think of all the crazy things that you’ve seen and experienced during your show-going adventures, and now imagine if you could actually see and read about some of these twisted moments that others have experienced as well? This is the crux of CrowdsEye, a new website that hosts digital scavenger hunts of live music events. Having already conducted unoffical competitions for SXSW’s Screenburn, Coachella, and Lightning in a Bottle, Crowdseye will be an official sponsor of Sonic Bloom, Denver Comic Con, and Electric Forest. And on Wednesday, the Los Angeles based company will launch The Phish Tour Challenge.
Here is an explanation of how the site works from the company’s co-founder and resident Phish head, Andy Magnes:
“CrowdsEye was created as a digital scavenger hunt for live events, where you can submit photos, stories, and reviews based on categories determined before each event. Once fans vote on the best content, the most popular submissions receive points. Whoever has the most points in the end wins. (A full description of the point system can be found on the CrowdsEye FAQ).
We, essentially, built CrowdsEye for ourselves and our friends. We needed a place to channel the excitement and energy felt after a concert or other live event. A place where people shared based on similar interests rather than friend-based social networking. A site where you could visit after the show to see all the photos, hear all the stories, and read all the fan reviews. A place where the best content rose to the top and you could sort by popularity, category, etc. A place where up-and-coming writers could get discovered by other fans (this summer, top Phish reviews will have a chance to be published on Headstash Magazine). Last, we wanted to create a place for the regular fan to be able to tell their story. Unfortunately, some of these amazing stories—miracle tickets, avoiding arrest, tales from the road—never make it past a circle of friends. We hope that the best stories will rise to the top on CrowdsEye and reach a much wider audience.
Our Phish Summer Tour Challenge begins on Wednesday, June 6th and voting lasts until Sunday, September 16th. Although many will be playing to win, everyone is invited to browse around and check out what’s happening on tour from the eyes of the fans. CrowdsEye is a free service, and we hope to reward our users with prizes that fans really appreciate. We’ve already seen, read, and heard such amazing things from fans whose creativity would never have reached us otherwise. The community atmosphere and boundless creativity that has come to define the Phish family is exactly what CrowdsEye was created for. We can’t wait to see what will be posted on the upcoming summer tour!”
For now, sign up and browse the contests that currently have content and preview the categories for The Phish Tour Challenge! The contest will officially start Wednesday when YOU begin uploading YOUR photos, stories, and reviews!
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