A week or two ago, the VMIX team boarded a party bus with the purpose of celebrating the recent release of Vidcinity and planting as much video around San Diego as we could!
We stopped at three popular San Diego destinations—downtown Gaslamp, Balboa Park and historic Old Town. Armed with iPhones loaded with the Vidcinity app, teams were tasked with taking the very best video at historical and popular locations, as well as with engaging and educating business owners and passersby about Vidcinity and its many uses.
Before our first stop, we all customized our mad-lib style t-shirts, with many of us kicking up our Vidcinity personas a notch by adding fun accessories.
For about four hours, the streets of San Diego were home to a team of beer-drinking Bavarians, an eighties rock star, Charlie Sheen (of course!), and a few very disoriented pink-tutu’d ballerinas.
What was the Gaslamp originally called? Our teams learned the district was known as the Stingaree, which is also one of the most popular clubs in the present Gaslamp. In Balboa Park, we channeled our inner tourists, and met a lot of really nice international visitors. By the time we landed in Old Town, the teams were ready to relax in the historic plaza, sipping on margaritas and listening to music.
A couple of our favorite highlights from the event?
- Tim doing his David Bowie impersonation in front of the Reuben H Fleet Science Center
- Street performers at the Burger Lounge
- Pink Floyd by Los Rios Mariachi!
The bus trip back to home base was all about the revelry, and you’ll discover the incriminating Vidcinity videos if you run the app while traveling along highway I5. Fortunately, using your Smartphone while driving is illegal in California!
When all was said, video’d and done, we’d uploaded over 150 videos in just three hours, and were able to reach businesses and tourists in a very unique and engaging way.
Each team brought a fun angle to our first Vidcinity field trip, which added to the amazing variety of videos that users now get to enjoy when they near the Gaslamp, Balboa Park and Old Town vidcinities.