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Tico 05-21-2019 02:07 AM

What's your opinion on "Hologram Tours"?
 
Now when a famous performer dies a company can produce a "show" of them performing the songs "on stage".
But they are not on stage.
They are dead.
What the audience pays to "see" and applaud for is a hologram, usually with back their living up band.

How do you feel about this?

Personally, I find it creepy.
I'd never go to one, but to each their own.
Clearly lots of people must like the idea.

The below article is about the current hologram tour of Whitney Houston.
Others dead performers mentioned are opera singer Maria Callas, and Amy Winehouse.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/20/72506...fter-her-death

... a penny for your thoughts.

RedJoker 05-21-2019 04:02 AM

I lot of people paid to see the movie about Freddie Mercury. I've also seen a pink Floyd tribute band. I think this is just a slight variation on those.

Silurian 05-21-2019 04:31 AM

I've never been to one. Probably not my cup of tea, but having said that I've seen some 'live' performers that we're anything but.

Bob Womack 05-21-2019 05:00 AM

It's alright, I suppose, if you want to see hologram recordings. Just remember that your hologram can't hear you clap.


Bob

jpd 05-21-2019 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silurian (Post 6066965)
I've never been to one. Probably not my cup of tea, but having said that I've seen some 'live' performers that we're anything but.

+1......:guitar:

fazool 05-21-2019 06:28 AM

Our daughter is getting "dragged" to Vegas with her boyfriend's family. They bought really expensive tickets to go see Shania Twain. She doesn't even sing. She isn't being deceptive, she is very clear about it on her website - she is lipsyncing on-stage.

I would never pay to see a live artist lip sync to their own music.

I would never pay to see a hologram of an artist lip sync.


(except maybe from curiosity for the image quality and special effects)

dhodgeh 05-21-2019 06:40 AM

Put me in the I don't think so category. Kinda diminishes the legacy of the performer in my opinion.

A tribute band/group is one thing. A hologram seems to me that the estate (or content owners) are milking what they can - I get it, it could be a huge cash cow, but still......

D

MikeBmusic 05-21-2019 07:09 AM

I wouldn't go to a hologram 'concert'. I'm not even fond of tribute band shows where the band tries to mimic the originals. I did go to see 'Rain', the touring Beatles tribute, and it was good, but nothing I would repeat.

Jeff Scott 05-21-2019 12:48 PM


catdaddy 05-21-2019 02:15 PM

Some of my favorite people are holograms.


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...-TheDoctor.jpg

tbeltrans 05-21-2019 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff Scott (Post 6067362)

...becomes "help me Rhonda..." when the Beach Boys are gone.

Tony

Mbroady 05-21-2019 05:51 PM

There’s nothing like the real thing baby...

I would pay for an interactive hologram game but a hologram as a replacement for a performer,...... just not My cup of tea

matt986 05-21-2019 08:42 PM

Not a fan. Cool technology, but does this even remotely remind anyone of the real Frank Zappa?


Jeff Scott 05-22-2019 01:18 AM

Frank didn't look like that when I saw him in 1972.

Tico 05-22-2019 02:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dhodgeh (Post 6067034)
Put me in the I don't think so category. Kinda diminishes the legacy of the performer in my opinion.

A tribute band/group is one thing. A hologram seems to me that the estate (or content owners) are milking what they can - I get it, it could be a huge cash cow, but still......

D

+1

I expect living stars to start putting their wishes regarding hologram tours in their wills.
Hopefully some will prevent greedy heirs from cashing in and direct profits to legit charities.
If I was a big star I'd do that.


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