Live events and social media have gone hand-in-hand since well before your mom and dad joined Facebook.
If you go to YouTube right now, and type in “concerts 2005″ (the year YouTube launched), you’ll find several videos featuring full-length concert coverage. If you take a peek at one of your friend’s timelines, odds are, you’ll uncover at least a selfie or two of them attending a live event. And, if you follow your favorite musician on Twitter, you’re likely to have seen them tweet while on tour.
Starting to see a trend?
Well, we sure have. According to our recent Ticketmaster Live Analytics study, live event social media “engagement is up, up, up” for concert fans. No surprises there, but through this study we uncovered some interesting facts about how concert fans use social media and how you can use that information to your advantage.
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Cirque Du Soleil has come a long way since its simple beginnings in 1984 with 20 street performers from Quebec, Canada. Now it has grown to an expansive circus with over 1,300 performers and shows all over the world.
Cirque Du Soleil has always amazed its audience with its acrobats, clever themes, props, live orchestra and costumes. With 19 shows currently running, there is something for everyone.
Looking for something dark and mysterious? Zarkana is a rock opera that tells the story of a Magician that loses his power and how he regains it again.
Explore the tropical rainforest with the show Varekai that showcases acrobats dressed as powerful birds and follows a human, Icarus who discovers a world of animals.
For adult audiences, there is Zumanity that illustrates burlesque style acrobatics in a cabaret setting.
Cirque Du Soleil has even created shows after music icons such as The Beatles and Michael Jackson-both of which top our list. The Beatles Love show takes fans back through the history of their music and journeys through the colorful twists and turns of songs like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Strawberry Fields Forever. Michael Jackson One and Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour are a must see for MJ fans. Both of these shows bring the hits back like “Beat it” and “Black or White”. As an infectious dance crew gets the audience dancing in the aisles, gigantic video screens surround the crowd to immerse them in the music. Perfect! Read the rest of this entry