Guerrilla gigsPosted: August 4, 2004
Flash mobs sound great if you’re trying to overthrow a government or at the least protest about something. But for any day use, they don’t seem like they’d have a good enough reason to pull any one away from whatever they’re doing–which is probably why they fizzled out. But flash mobs (or guerrilla gigs) for coming together to listen to a last minute concert by a favorite band, that I’d think the people could get in to.
Punk is back, and it’s got a laptop. A new breed of alternative British rocker is once again giving the finger to the corporate music machine, thanks to an arsenal of do-it-yourself new media.
Organizing using the Web, cell phones and instant messaging, upstart guitar bands are staging secret, spontaneous concerts at unconventional venues in the latest online music craze, dubbed “guerrilla gigging.”