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Stadium Full Of People Percussion Instrument

Users point their iPones at the QR code on the big screen to get instructions.
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These instructions separate the crowd into say 5 or 6 parts to play. This takes them to the website everybody is logged into, a different web portal for each musical part although they're all synchronized.

If you're part of the ten thousand people that are bass drum, you'll be given an animation of a person stomping their feat with a simple beat to set things up. You just watch the animation and do what it does.

The second ten thousand get instructions on how to clap. So the clap might be, in relation to the beat, STOMP - STOMP - - CLAP - CLAPSTOMP - STOMP - - CLAP - CLAP (etc) The dashes here are one beat rests. Don't worry, no need to know about timings and stuff, you're just copying the little animation man.

The third ten thousand get instructions to yell "NINERS! NINERS! HEY!" or whatever their team name is.

Forth thousand might bang their seats up and down or something to a sympathetic beat.

If this wasn't common yet, the visiting team would probably be pretty intimidated. Actually even if it did become popular it would be pretty intimidating.

ADDENDUM: No ipones necessary, the screen just shows the stadium broken into sections with each section being given a guide animation. You just see what section you're in and copy what the animation tells you to do.

doctorremulac3, Jun 04 2024

https://www.google....id:3KsF309XpJo,st:0 [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 05 2024]


       Pre smartphones, Frank Zappa used to do something like this in an analog style, where he would assign various noises to sections of the audience and conduct them with gestures.
normzone, Jun 04 2024

       Queen managed to organise this pre-internet* with the 'audience participation' stomps and claps for "We Will Rock You".

[* Yes I know, not strictly speaking pre-internet; Let's say before widespread adoption of the web and other things, but not the 1960's and 1970's early military and government uses of emerging internet technologies]
hippo, Jun 04 2024

       Hmm, crowds have made noise before? Guess this is baked then.
doctorremulac3, Jun 04 2024

       Crowds have been making noises for tens of thousands of years. Synchronized by various kinds of audience prompters for almost as long.   

       Funneling the prompts through cellphones, triggered by QR codes, and having the instructions come back individuals' phones in groups - that's new.   

       Will the prompts come through haptics rather than on screen text or pictures? Gotta keep hands free for the clapping.
a1, Jun 04 2024

       Answer cost: One bun.   

       Pre paid.
doctorremulac3, Jun 04 2024

       Reminds me of the Beijing Olympic opening ceremony.
RayfordSteele, Jun 04 2024

       Now that's what I call crowd control.
Gimme a minute I gotta find a link. This has been randomly popping into my head all day.

       Okay, first hit. I find it... hard to put into words, uplifting perhaps. [link]   

       Got a simpler way to do this. Just show the stadium on the screen and show separate sections with an example person demonstrating the part for that section.
doctorremulac3, Jun 05 2024

       I just thought it was cool that a conductor could play a random audience that was on-board with being played as a musical instrument.   

       I want an iPone.
pocmloc, Jun 05 2024

       I like the idea of separate sections of the audience stomping/clapping different beats. This could result in complex rhythms which undivided audiences would be unable to do
hippo, Jun 05 2024

       Thank you hippo, you're hired.   

       poc, good eye, I'm putting you in charge of spelling.   

       I had forgotten that in my music days I "wrote" a clap / cheer thing for football games. I should actually try to get that played at a game and see if people join in.   

       2fries re link. Whoa! That's a pretty talented audience though. I'm talking football fans.
doctorremulac3, Jun 05 2024

       Yea, just having the board show everybody what to do is a lot simpler, that's the new idea. Forget the ipone.
doctorremulac3, Jun 05 2024


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