Recently I have been “gigging” all around Marrickville and Newtown. I saw Amy Shark two weeks ago, last weekend I saw Joyride and Urthboy and this week I am off to listen to a newly formed band called Dande and the Lion. I am hooked on live music and with the Sydney Comedy Festival coming up in April I am keen to keep “gigging”. But. I’ve got bills coming out of my ears and at $20-35 per ticket per show, it starts to add up if I am going to one or two shows every week.
If only there was a cheaper option…..
Friends, let me tell you. There is! It’s called GiggedIn. I am so excited about this service because it functionality is so familiar to the typical-Gen Y-entertainment-binger. You know how we subscribe to Netflix, Pandora and Spotify? Well Giggedin works to the same business model. You subscribe to a list of events in Sydney and Melbourne which is personalised to your taste in music and performance. You pay $35 per month and gain access to up to 20 live shows a week including music, comedy and outdoor cinema. GiggedIn pushes the Netflix model one step further by getting customers to experience the entertainment. Its stops you binging on the couch and gets you outside binging in venues on live entertainment, as explained by Founder Edwin Onggo. The benefits of this service are twofold. It fills the venues when shows are not sold out whilst helping to introduce artists to new audiences. Giggedin can also work closely with artists and secure really great deals for both parties.
You can sign up through your Facebook profile, so straight away the site knows which city you’re in and you can customise your profile by selecting your interested genres. The only catch is that the gigs will mostly be listed just two days before showtime and you can only select one gig at a time. But hey, you won’t have to think about what to do with you weekends anymore, just decide which event you are going to RSVP to.
A world of subscriptions and binge entertainment, what more could we want?