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Win Place Show
04-24-2011, 01:56 PM
I figure this either gets 1 response, or 100 (probably no in-between), but just watching some Youtube music videos (some of which were filmed when the artist/band were performing live), and seeing the camera sweep through the crowd made me wonder - anyone ever been at a concert, and then seen yourself weeks/months later in the "official" music video?

Superdude
04-24-2011, 04:55 PM
Alison Krauss (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_(Alison_Krauss_album)). She recorded a live CD and DVD in Louisville, KY. I'm pretty sure I'm in the audience, as the cameras moved past me several times. What surprised me, though, was that they had us laugh, clap, cheer, etc before the band even came on stage. I guess to take advantage of the lighting.

mutantmoose
04-24-2011, 06:07 PM
AC DC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81iA408UkZE) I was at this concert. They handed out cardboard guitars to the people at the front but I was way back in the raised stand on the right as the band looks at it. But the camera does sweep across that stand at one point so I'm officially in a music video.

China Guy
04-24-2011, 06:36 PM
I was in a couple of punk rock movies. Another State of Mind. I know there were others that were filmed in San Francisco but i'm drawing a blank now.

interface2x
04-24-2011, 09:45 PM
A couple - I am visible in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdEMNpoWhuw), which is an easter egg on VNV Nation's Pastperfect DVD.

Also, I'm not readily visible, but I'm somewhere in the crowd on this Keane video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os8zfLj9IV0). It's on one of their DVD's and there are something like 5-6 songs from our show.

JpnDude
04-24-2011, 09:55 PM
I had third row center seats for the final show of the Depeche Mode Music for the Masses" tour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_for_the_Masses_Tour) at the Rose Bowl in 1988. The following year, the live album and video, 101, were released. There are many scenes in the video of the audience closest to the stage. I'm in the background somewhere in the "Masses". :D

Not music video, but I have appeared in promotional spots and commercials for special events at Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea. I usually attend the opening day of a new show or parade. I'm able to claim a viewing spot in front of the film crew and media. So there are times when the back of my head or a cap that I'm wearing has appeared in news clips, TV commercials or magazine spreads.

sco3tt
04-24-2011, 10:42 PM
I was at the first Pixies reunion show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis back in 2004, about four rows from the lip of the stage, right in front of Joey Santiago. This led to my one-second appearance in a crowd shot during the opening number of the documentary loudQUIETloud (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449121/). I'm the handsome fella with dark hair, you can't miss me.

Harvey The Heavy
04-25-2011, 05:47 AM
Not a proper music video, but the back of my head is in one of the official Metallica home videos (A Year In The Life? Cunning Stunts?). It's a short clip of them dressed as Lemmy and playing a set of Motörhead songs at Lemmy's 50th birthday party. And I can hear my drunken caterwauling on an audio bootleg of the same show.

Wheelz
04-25-2011, 08:00 AM
I attended Farm Aid I in 1985.
During Roy Orbison's performance of Pretty Woman, I happened to see myself on the stadium JumboTron and began pumping my fist and shouting. Meanwhile, my Dad was videotaping the concert from whatever cable channel was airing it (The Nashville Network?).
I later watched the tape, and sure enough, there I was fist-pumping like a jackass in the middle of Pretty Woman.

ETA: Just remembered, my friends and I also appeared in a crowd photo accompanying an article about Farm Aid in Time Magazine!

Robot Arm
04-25-2011, 08:13 AM
When the Presidents of the United States of America were just starting to make it big, I managed to hear that they were gonna be in a small club shooting some live footage for a video. (For Lump, I think.) A couple friends and I squeezed in, but nothing from there was used when the final video came out.

I'm not sure how often they take those shots at a regular concert. They have to play the song several times to get all the different camera angles that they'll edit into the final product, and you wouldn't usually have enough light to even see the audience. What, you think Courtney Cox was pulled out of the front row at random to dance with Bruce Springsteen?

don't ask
04-25-2011, 08:45 AM
Don't know that I've been in one but I've shot a few. The only one I can find online is this out of sync video Bindii Hop (http://tonycornwell.com/video.html)

Isamu
05-14-2011, 02:29 AM
Not exactly the "official music video" but it was the official video which got played on Rage (Aussie music TV show) for a few years. TISM live at The Club, Collingwood, circa 1988.

Here's a still of me (staring at the floor?):

http://postimage.org/image/1mfonsgro/

campp
05-14-2011, 08:23 AM
I was in the crowd for the Star Is Born concert scenes. Does that count? Me and 20,000 close friends.

Although Barbra Streisand did perform briefly, the headliners that got the crowd there were Peter Frampton and Montrose.

C. Montgomery Burns
05-14-2011, 09:44 AM
A guy I used to work with was in the crowd while they were filming the video for Tim McGraw's "I Like It, I Love It".

ZipperJJ
05-14-2011, 10:35 AM
My friend M is in the crowd shots of this Dommin video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2wBYR-AbiQ).

Two funny things about that:
1. M hates Dommin and was there to see a different band. My other friend he was with loves Dommin, but is too short to be seen standing next to him.
2. The video features short video clips of fans that the fans had sent in, so my other friend could have been in it for real.

Indygrrl
05-14-2011, 03:31 PM
I starred in a video for a friend of mine's band, but I feel a little weird sharing it here. Ah, fuck it, here it is........I'm the serial killer chic, NSFW.

Hotel Canvas, by State:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07AZRWG8mN0

Superdude
05-14-2011, 05:42 PM
I starred in a video for a friend of mine's band, but I feel a little weird sharing it here. Ah, fuck it, here it is........I'm the serial killer chic, NSFW.

Hotel Canvas, by State:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07AZRWG8mN0

...And I now think I'm in love. You're quite the little hottie.

JXJohns
05-14-2011, 08:13 PM
I starred in a video for a friend of mine's band, but I feel a little weird sharing it here. Ah, fuck it, here it is........I'm the serial killer chic, NSFW.

Hotel Canvas, by State:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07AZRWG8mN0

That was awesome!

Acid Lamp
05-14-2011, 08:29 PM
I'm in the crowd visibly in one of the Demonoid Phenomenon Live videos. I'm crowd surfing and take a header after a big guy tosses me particularly high right up into the camera view.

Ludovic
05-14-2011, 08:44 PM
Alison Krauss (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_(Alison_Krauss_album)). She recorded a live CD and DVD in Louisville, KY. I'm pretty sure I'm in the audience, as the cameras moved past me several times. What surprised me, though, was that they had us laugh, clap, cheer, etc before the band even came on stage. I guess to take advantage of the lighting.Yeah, this was my same experience at a Coheed and Cambria taping. I never saw the video but I could very well be in it since I was in the dead center only about 5-10 rows back from the front.

But they had us react to taped Coheed songs before the concert. It was pretty weird, especially since I didn't get into the pre-recorded songs at first, but then started to dig them a bit just in time for that song to stop (since they only used 30-some seconds from each song.)

And what's worse, all 3 of the clip songs were later played for reals by Coheed. Wait, it gets better. This was an "acoustic" tour/concert series so Claudio played half of a full acoustic set, and then took a break and then he and the band came back and played half an electric set. Which also repeated the same songs a bit, too.

And even better, there was no opening band, so the entire night there were only 8 songs played if you don't count repeats.

Superdude
05-14-2011, 09:51 PM
Sounds like a pretty horrible experience, Lud. Mine was better. I'm thinking the reaction shots were shot ahead of time for lighting reasons. We didn't have the pre-recorded tracks or anything. And they played a full concert, at least 2 hours. I wasn't a big fan before the concert (and I got to go for free), but it was one of the best concerts I've ever attended.

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