So it started innocently enough. Justin Bacque says, "Hey have you heard of Whrrl?" He explained to the rest of us in the room that it was an app that allowed users to post photos and text into a collaborative story through their mobile phones and on the web.
We checked it out and fell in love at first site. With the app and with Justin.
And we decided the best event to test drive the new toy would be Festival International de Louisiane. Everyone with the app is invited to join in and there are people contributing that we just met. It's pretty cool to tell a story of the same event from so many different vantage points. For the first two nights it will be pretty easy because we will all be together for the most point. It will get really exciting over the weekend when we are all spread out through the 5 different stages all listening to different bands.
Festival International kicked off last night with amazing performances by The Pine Leaf Boys and Keith Frank. Tonight the performers are from around the world:
If you want to be a part of Festival but can't get to Downtown Lafayette, you can follow us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/jacirusso) and get updates as they happen (hashtag is #festintl).
Even better you can get the photos and text all in one place at Whrrl (http://www.whrrl.com)
Check out the lineup for the rest of the weekend.