Darren Criss fans will be delighted to discover that a wealth of new candid photos of the singer/StarKid/Glee actor have been released to the web via his official profile on a new website called Baboo.
Billed as ‘the world’s first interactive nesting doll,’ Baboo allows fans to unlock new content by answering questions in regards to an artist’s career. To unlock some of Darren’s content, we were asked what kind of merchandise we’d be interested in – in exchange for a merch discount code on Darren’s new range of tee-shirts over at Ann Arbor Tees – as well as questions about what fans would like to see Darren do next. Options included a movie, a new StarKid show, a Broadway show or a solo album, and we were also asked what type of social media we’d like to see him use more often (we picked YouTube!)
Baboo appears to be a market research app of sorts, allowing artists to gather data about what their fandom wants from them, but the pay-off is worth it, as the content we unlocked is pretty awesome! Lots of behind the scenes photos taken by Darren and his team over the past couple of years, including some that are clearly personal cellphone pics – and in addition, the final level allowed us to unlock a behind the scenes video of Darren preparing for How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Can’t be bothered going through the motions? That’s okay, that’s what we’re here for.
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The above pics, in order, are from the Warblers appearance on Ellen, recording songs at Rolling Stone, napping before the Warblers performance at a City of Hope benefit, preparing a setlist before a gig, playing live at Six Flags in St Louis, behind the scenes at the Fashion’s Night Out video shoot, backstage before and after the MuchMusic Video Awards, and lastly, preparing to perform for President Obama.
Below is video footage of Darren’s time in rehearsal for How To Succeed:
If you’re interested in that merch discount, want to contribute your vote on Darren’s career path, or want to check out other artists who will be unlocked on the site soon (this includes PSY and Foster The People) you can head over to Baboo.
What say you in regards to Darren Criss joining Baboo and the new pics and video we’ve gained from it?