Popular Music Fandom And The Public Sphere: Symposium

In April I attended a one-day symposium at the University of Chester where I delivered a paper. The paper was spun out of an upcoming book chapter and focused on gig etiquette, creativity, social media and other areas, all through the lens of a study of the Beastie Boys concert film Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!

The paper, like the book chapter, is titled:

We Made This Together: How “Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!” Foresaw changes in the Live Concert Experience brought about by Digital Technology and Social Media.

It was a great day where I met some great academics. I was nervous, as always, but my paper seemed to go down really well and sparked a great discussion at my panel.

Listen to me deliver my paper below.