Back from vacation, I’m still digging out a bit from some things I missed or haven’t had a chance to comment on. It was a few weeks ago, but as you all mostly know, the Billboard Awards featured a hologram performance of Michael Jackson. I didn’t mention it at the time because I’m not a fan of Michael Jackson or the Billboard Awards. It didn’t raise much interest in me...as it didn’t when there was the hologram Tupac performance.
However, last week I was listening to the “Talk is
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I can’t stand anything taped in a concert. There’s a reason it’s live...most of which is the $150 or more they charge for a ticket nowadays. I don’t like taped keyboards, background vocals, anything. Van Halen used to drive me nuts when all four guys would stand around on stage while the taped keyboards played. This would basically be an entire computerized concert with no actual live music. That just doesn’t cut it for me. I might as well watch a DVD, but at least that was live at one time.
One interesting aspect could be if there were surviving members playing live with holograms of past members...Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Who, Queen, etc. However, again, it would be live music mixed with taped music and would hold my interest for a song or two. Also, what image do you use of the hologram members? Do you use a 30 year old John Lennon next to a 70 year old Paul McCartney? That would be odd. Check out this article from Entertainment Weekly of “Ten Hologram Tours We’d Like to See”!
|10 Hologram Tours We'd Like to See|
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What do you think? Would you pay to see a hologram show as a full concert? How much would you pay for it? Who would you want to see? Where do you think this goes in the future?