Live Streaming At Rock Concert in Brooklyn

With neon lights, fans with crazy hairdos waving large signs, and five musicians playing onstage, there’s a lot to see at a concert. I did not know exactly where to put the camera for live streaming so I just carried it along with me in a backpack.

I was using Kencast’s VazzCaster program, which allowed me to use 3G/4G cards to get strong internet wherever I went among the crowd. That way, I could send the video over the internet to the video switcher without having to plug the camera into the video switcher. If I was filming something boring, I knew the TriCaster operator would switch to another video camera, but I was getting some great footage. I was making my among the screaming fans during the intermission, filming a fan with a green hairdo singing the band’s songs, when I accidentally bumped into someone. I quickly turned around with the camera as someone apologized.

I saw the band’s main singer looking nervous. “Did I mess up the video?” she asked, looking at the camera intently.

“No, but are you free now? Do you wanna say something to your fans watching on live stream?” I quickly asked.

She grinned and soon we were broadcasting an impromptu interview to thousands of viewers, talking about everything from her glow-in-the dark swimsuit on stage to smashing guitars on the ground. Since I was able to live stream at the park with the 3G/4G cards connecting me to the internet, the fans would be able to watch the interview within seconds. I knew the video would be delivered smoothly and quickly.

However, the moment the concert was about the start, she hurried away and I knew the director at the video switcher had probably switched to one of the stationary cameras set up near the stage. I made my way back up near the front of the crowd to get a better view.

Maybe, right after the concert ended, I’d “accidentally” bump into another one of the band members…

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