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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The thrill of live performances and the ever-present cellphone

In Springfield, MO, a podcast that promotes local bands and musicians held a festival of area bands. Throughout the four hours of performances, the crowd never lost their enthusiasm. A part of the modern enthusiasm is capturing most of life on a cellphone. In this photo, a fan captures a video of the band Paralandra. Sometimes for those of us who aren't as tall, taking a glance at another's phone is the best unobstructed view we have.

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Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Springfield, Missouri, United States of America
Copyright: © Leah Stowe