The problem with being a part-time concert photographer and full-time web developer is that you are constantly trying to catch up on editing photos. Denver's indie newspaper Westword held its annual music festival in June and I had thousands of photos to get through! The show itself is always awesome - chock full of a huge variety of local bands during the day and national headliners who play into the night. For me, it's one of my very favorite days of summer because you hear so much music, as well as discover new bands you have wanted to see for a while. There is no way to get around to everything, so check out the lineup from 2015's WMS. Below are bands I was able to photograph, all of whom were amazing. (DJ Alf agrees).
Sometimes ideas are born of frustration. The past few years Bryan, Monika and I have been attending festivals and having trouble accessing schedules in the moment due to poor cell service and/or apps that are full of graphics. At one point last year we started making Google Doc spreadsheets that had the times, bands, venues and twitter handles available - just to make our lives easier. This morphed into FanPlan.Info, which is a text-based micro site best viewed on mobile phones. It shows (and sorts) the schedule of major festivals by time, band and stage. And when you click "tweet this," a pre-populated tweet pops up with band name, twitter handle (if they have one), venue name, venue handle (if they have one), the time the band is playing, official festival hashtag, and, of course, #fanplan.