Your first gig is always incredible, and in the years before the internet and social media, fans only had their memories, a T-shirt bought outside the venue and their ticket as a souvenir. These days, with smartphone technology, social media, YouTube, and blogs all readily available, you can remember that first gig forever, in a matter of moments.
Let’s take a look at four ways you and your friends can use the web to make a memorial for that amazing first gig experience:
Create an Instagram Story
The fastest growing social platform, Instagram has 800 million active monthly users, and because Facebook owns them, it makes it easy to connect the two platforms and share your gig photos across both networks.
Instagram has an array of cool features to make your gig photos look even better, too. The filters can really make your pictures pop. You can adjust the light, make them black and white for an old-school effect or make them glow. Use a Hashtag to personalize the experience so that you and your friends can find your photos any time you’re feeling nostalgic.
Create a Facebook Photo Album or Group
Facebook is still the king of social media and has two great options you can take advantage of to create a celebration of that first gig: A private group, and a photo album.
The latter is great because you will always have your gig photos up in one place, and you can use the description to add stories to the photos. These are superb at gigs, where you’re more likely to have a bizarre or hilarious experience by the end of the evening.
If you want your Facebook first gig experience to be a little more personalized, why not create a group and only add the friends who made it to the gig to the list. This way, you can all add your photos, tell your stories and chat about the amazing time you had.
Write About The Experience on Your Blog
Blogging is hugely popular with young people, and especially with people who go to gigs. Whether it’s to write about personal experiences or gig and album reviews, writing a blog is a superb way to get your first gig experience down on (electronic) paper.
It goes far beyond the writing, too. Many bloggers use their websites to post images and collages about their passions, and a first gig is perfect for this. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a graphic designer or Photoshop genius to create amazing images for your website. You can use a picture collage maker to create collages of gig photos, and you can share them on your social media channels, too.
In the pre-internet days, bootleg live recordings from gigs and concerts were hugely popular. These days, anybody with a decent smartphone can make an awesome video from the crowd of a gig, and upload it to YouTube within a couple of clicks.
For your first gig, filming a few of your favorite songs could be a cool way of having a physical, moving memory of that gig. Make sure you don’t get too carried away and concentrate more on the filming than what’s happening on stage.
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