Can fans tell          whoshould take the big stage?   Twitter: @bolafsson      Version #1 04/11/2012
Lollapalooza fans can build custom    line-up on Lollapalooza.com...and publish and share with friends
Can Lollapalooza   use this to optimize stage  utilization?
…or in other     words (less business like)
Who shouldtake the big   stage?
I analyzed the data a bit•   I counted how many fans have added each band    to custom lineup at 9PM EST on the day the li...
The Poster
Let’s look at how the size andorder of bands name would beif the “fan likes” would decide     the look of the poster  • RE...
The Black Keys Red Hot Chili Peppers Florence + the Machine Passion Pit  The Shins Franz Ferdinand Jack White M83 Fun. Bas...
Takeaways•       Interesting to know if Lollapalooza actually uses this kind of        data to decide on stages and timing...
Hope to see you at Grant   Park for ............ On August 3rd to 5th
Thanks!     http://twitter.com/bolafssonhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/bolafsson          - April 11 2012 -
Appendix
Biggest Gain                           Fan Rank   Official Rank        Fans1    Dev                         48            ...
Biggest Loss                        Fan Rank   Official Rank        Fans1    The Afghan Whigs         69                  ...
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Fans can build a custom lineup online at Lollapalooza.com. Can Lollapalooza use this data to decide who should take the big stage?

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Can fans tell Lollapalooza who should take the big stage?

  1. 1. Can fans tell whoshould take the big stage? Twitter: @bolafsson Version #1 04/11/2012
  2. 2. Lollapalooza fans can build custom line-up on Lollapalooza.com...and publish and share with friends
  3. 3. Can Lollapalooza use this to optimize stage utilization?
  4. 4. …or in other words (less business like)
  5. 5. Who shouldtake the big stage?
  6. 6. I analyzed the data a bit• I counted how many fans have added each band to custom lineup at 9PM EST on the day the lineup was announced (April 11)• Compared "Poster rank" to “fan rank" based on how many fans added band to custom lineup
  7. 7. The Poster
  8. 8. Let’s look at how the size andorder of bands name would beif the “fan likes” would decide the look of the poster • RED: Fan rank much lower than initial rank • Green: Fan rank much higher than initial rank • Underline: The most extreme change
  9. 9. The Black Keys Red Hot Chili Peppers Florence + the Machine Passion Pit The Shins Franz Ferdinand Jack White M83 Fun. Bassnectar AVICII Bloc Party Justice Miike Snow The Temper Trap Childish Gambino Calvin Harris Metric Santigold Sigur Rós Black Sabbath Of Monsters and Men Kaskade Neon Indian Nero Wale J. Cole The Weeknd The Head & The Heart Bombay Bicycle Club Frank Ocean At the Drive InThe Tallest Man on Earth Dr. Dog The Gaslight Anthem Zeds Dead Delta Spirit Sbtrkt Tune-Yards Alabama Shakes Band of Skulls Washed Out The Walkmen Toro Y Moi Big Gigantic Die Antwoord Porter Robinson Dev White Rabbit The White Panda Chairlift Little Dragon The Big Pink Blind Pilot Macklemore & RyanLewis Dawes Tame Impala Madeon First Aid Kit Trampled By Turtles Gary Clark Jr. Skream & Benga Zedd Aloe Blacc Dum Dum Girls Givers The War on Drugs Walk of the Earth The Afghan Whigs Paper Diamond Twin Shadow Sharon Van Etten The Black Angels Yellow Ostrich Bear in Heaven Doomtree Oberhofer The Sheepdogs Bowerbirds Star Slinger Jeff the Brotherhood Polica Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Anamanaguchi Animal Kingdom Amadou & Mariam JJ Grey & Mofro Hey Rosetta! The Jezabels The Devils Makes Three Haley Reinhart Kevin Devine Mona JC Brooks & The UptownSound Nadastrom Empires The Growlers Thenewno2 Michael Kiwanuka Milo Green Dry the River Yuna DJ Mel Moon Taxi Kid Color Kopecky Family Band Wax Lp Imaginary Cities O Rappa Orchard Lounge DJ Zebo Chancellor Warhol Fidlar Los Jaivas Ambassadors The Dunwells Salva Helena DJ Nihal Laura Warshauer Overdoz Red Oblivion
  10. 10. Takeaways• Interesting to know if Lollapalooza actually uses this kind of data to decide on stages and timing of acts • Will a “small band” with a huge number of custom lineups get a bigger stage? • Would two bands not play at the same time if disproportional number of fans include both bands on their custom lineup?• Lollapalooza seems to do a good job on the headliners • Is the Black Sabbath loss (-18) based on demographics (and age) of fans rather than actuall lack of fans?• “Mid range” bands are more difficult to forecast • ...young and touring bands are more likely to move up than down• Will be interesting to see how this changes the next months • ...and I should update it then
  11. 11. Hope to see you at Grant Park for ............ On August 3rd to 5th
  12. 12. Thanks! http://twitter.com/bolafssonhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/bolafsson - April 11 2012 -
  13. 13. Appendix
  14. 14. Biggest Gain Fan Rank Official Rank Fans1 Dev 48 104 1,1342 The White Panda 50 101 1,0453 Bombay Bicycle Club 30 70 1,7924 Walk of the Earth 68 102 6565 Fun. 9 41 4,0326 Neon Indian 24 56 2,3317 First Aid Kit 59 89 8268 The Sheepdogs 78 106 3889 White Rabbit 49 72 1,07010 Of Monsters and Men 22 44 2,593
  15. 15. Biggest Loss Fan Rank Official Rank Fans1 The Afghan Whigs 69 18 6202 Amadou & Mariam 86 49 2953 Twin Shadow 71 38 5894 JJ Grey & Mofro 87 54 2815 O Rappa 110 81 966 Orchard Lounge 111 83 897 Skream & Benga 62 35 7878 At the Drive In 32 6 1,7659 Dawes 56 33 89910 Fidlar 114 91 74

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