Mp3 Experiment St. Louis


Here are the full details for The Mp3 Experiment taking place on Thursday, July 27 at Kiener Plaza Park in St. Louis as part of Big Bang 2017. Please take the time to read all of the instructions on this page.

Overview

Date: Thursday, July 27
Location: Kiener Plaza Park
Time: The event will begin at exactly 4:30:00 PM. Arrive early! It will be over by 5:15 PM.
Wear: A red, yellow, blue, or green shirt
Bring: An uninflated balloon

Download:

Here are the options for downloading the audio file.

Please note: No matter what option you use, you should download the file in advance over a fast Wi-Fi connection. Do not wait until you are at the event to attempt to download.

Mp3 Experiment iOS App (iPhones)

In the app, click on The Mp3 Experiment St. Louis event, and then click “Join Us” to download the file. After the file downloads, you will see a countdown timer. The app, if open, will play the track automatically at the right time when the timer reaches zero.

Mp3 Experiment Android App

In the app, click on The Mp3 Experiment St. Louis event, and then click “Join Us” to download the file. After the file downloads, you will see a countdown timer. The app, if open, will play the track automatically at the right time when the timer reaches zero.

Direct Download

Here is a direct link to the mp3 if you are using something other than a smart phone and need the raw mp3 file. If you are using this method you will have to manually press play at 4:30:00. Make sure your phone clock or your watch is synced to atomic time. Reminder: Don’t listen to the file in advance. Spoilers!

Podcast

The file is also available as a podcast for your podcast app of choice. This is also a good backup option for Android users. Be sure to download “The Mp3 Experiment St. Louis” Please note that if your podcast app includes a “smart speed” or “1.5x speed” option, be sure to disable it or you will get out of sync. If you are using this method you will have to manually press play at 4:30:00. Make sure your phone clock or your watch is synced to atomic time. Reminder: Don’t listen to the file in advance. Spoilers!

Location:

As 4:30 approaches, blend in with the area naturally as if nothing is up, and stand or sit anywhere in Kiener Plaza Park.

When 4:30:00 Approaches

If you are using our iOS or Android app, make sure you have the app open and the track will play automatically at 4:30:00. Don’t forget to download the track in advance over Wi-Fi.

If you are using another playback method, you’ll have to press play manually at 4:30:00. Make sure your phone clock or your watch is synced to atomic time so you know exactly when to press play. Group with others if you don’t know the right time.

Do not use other apps on your phone during the experiment as they could interrupt playback. When it starts, turn off the screen and put your phone away and have fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

Say what now?

If you’ve never heard of The Mp3 Experiment, read about it here.

What if I get to the event late?

Start listening at the start time, and you’ll get there when you get there. Be careful crossing streets, etc.

What if I don’t press play at exactly the right time?

If you can tell you are significantly off, ask to look at a neighbor’s device and try to sync back up to the correct time. You’ll have more fun if you’re more in sync. Those using the app should automatically be in sync with atomic time.

Do I have to RSVP?

Nope! Just show up!

How old do you have to be?

The Mp3 Experiment is appropriate for people of all ages. If you are under 18, you should have your parent’s permission to participate. Young children should participate with their parents, obviously. Use common sense if you are participating with a young child and stay with them at all times.