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LG's 3D concert featuring Jane's Addiction (photos)

Jane's Addiction fans, wireless industry executives, and the media converge for an event promoting LG's upcoming Thrill 4G.

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LG's 3D Thrill headlines Terminal 5

NEW YORK--LG was the host for last night's concert featuring Jane's Addiction. The concert hall, Terminal 5 in Manhattan, was packed with fans of the band, as well as marketing and telecom executives, always an interesting clash of cultures.

The purpose of the event: to promote the upcoming Thrill 4G, which AT&T will sell for $99.99 in the coming weeks.

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LG is your host for the evening

In case anyone was confused, LG hosted the event.
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LG on LG, via the Thrill

LG seeded the crowd with 100 or so Thrill 4G smartphones. Here's one person testing out 3D video capabilities prior to the start of the show.
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Even the cameras have their own cell phones

Even the swinging camera had a Thrill smartphone attached to it.
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Which would you rather have? Palm Pixi or LG Thrill 4G?

Brian Miller of Hampton Roads, Va., who won LG's Facebook sweepstakes to attend the concert in New York City, said he'd gladly give up his Palm Pixi on Sprint and switch to AT&T for the LG Thrill 4G. Unfortunately for Miller, his new LG Thrill wasn't available yet, so he was still sporting his Palm Pixi at the concert.
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Jane's Addiction rocks the house

The concert kicks off to a packed hall of Jane's Addiction fans.
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Shooting in 3D

Fans were using the LG Thrill 4G phones to shoot video of the concert in 3D. The footage will be edited into a 60-minute documentary of the concert, which will premiere on YouTube on August 4.
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iPhones are everywhere

The iPhone makes its inevitable appearance at the event. There were a lot more of those up in the air than Thrills.
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Capturing the moment in 2D

Smartphones of every type made their appearance at the show.
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Capturing the crowd

A fan uses his Thrill to capture the action in the mosh pit, which got increasingly rowdy with each song.
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An amateur director at work

A lot of individuals were seen panning around the concert halls with their loaner Thrills. Some were told to keep their videos short, since the phone's battery wouldn't last the entire performance.
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The grand finale

The band wraps up its performance with their hit song "Jane Says" amid a downpour of confetti and balloons.

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