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Roy Orbison as a hologram
6 January 2018
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Been hearing a lot of talk online and on the news since the end of last year about a hologram of Roy Orbison touring the UK in 2018, and also rumored to be an act at Glastonbury in 2019. I personally think that this is very cool that Roy was chosen to be recreated in the form of a hologram, even though it is not the first time something like that has happened in recent years, and some fans are against the idea.

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What are your thoughts on this and which deceased musicians (apart from John and George of course) would you like to see recreated as a hologram?

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This Roy Orbison hologram is pretty cool, and it will give people like me the opportunity to see Roy who hadn't been around when he was in his prime/preforming.

 

But, with holograms you really have to be careful on which artist you choose to bring back. I know that Linkin Park has stated that they have refused to have Chester as a hologram, and i know many fans of Nirvana are against the idea of Kurt Cobain as a hologram.

 

As for me, i wouldn't mind seeing Freddie Mercury as a hologram.

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That seems like a pretty groovy idea, especially since a lot of my favourite musicians have moved on to their next life. I would pay good money to see a Johnny Cash hologram. 

 

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6 January 2018
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I'm sure the venues love holograms too. You don't have to accommodate them. Hologram Roy Orbison has no backstage rider.

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6 January 2018
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The guy they need to be holograming is Hendrix. Hell, just recreate Monterey with Holograms. Don’t try to be creative with it, just give the people what they want!

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Hologramming has always struck me as a really disturbing idea. That being said, there's something next-level about the notion of doing guys who were never filmed or even photographed. (Holo-Beethoven!) 

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What's the point? A 3D film without the glasses.

Really, this type of thing, it's like colourising Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, or early Beatles. There might be a moment of "Ooo!" to begin with, but it's really the Emperor's New Clothes.

There are interesting things starting to be done with holograms that will influence art. Just a few weeks ago I was watching something on the BBC about a woman who'd survived the holocaust spending days being asked every question that could be thought of as she was captured as a hologram. That is now going around schools, with the hologram responding to the questions asked by children. An interactive experience which is never the same.

Someday, a musician will create an inactive piece like that, but until then you're just watching a dressed-up piece of old footage.

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What's the point? A 3D film without the glasses.

Really, this type of thing, it's like colourising Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, or early Beatles. There might be a moment of "Ooo!" to begin with, but it's really the Emperor's New Clothes.

There are interesting things starting to be done with holograms that will influence art. Just a few weeks ago I was watching something on the BBC about a woman who'd survived the holocaust spending days being asked every question that could be thought of as she was captured as a hologram. That is now going around schools, with the hologram responding to the questions asked by children. An interactive experience which is never the same.

Someday, a musician will create an inactive piece like that, but until then you're just watching a dressed-up piece of old footage.  

I see your point, but one of the reasons I would like a hologram is because you can have a concert, and actually be there, listening to the person's music instead of just watching old videos on The Youtub.

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I think it's cool. Would be interesting having the artist zap around the stadium to interact with the audience.

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Or a holgram band made with different artists holograms like Zappa's, Lennon's, Brian Jones's and Keith Moon's all playing together.

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How far can this go, could there be a Joe!Hologram that runs the forum in the year 2525?

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I am a little bit on the fence about hologram concerts. I do like the idea of creating an experience of seeing a person who is no longer with us but I also find seeing a hologram a little bit creepy plus when I go to a concert I enjoy seeing the band/artist perform and I feel like you don't get that with a  hologram show but to be fair I have never seen a hologram show in person but I am a big fan of the big O so maybe I will go see the Roy Orbison Hologram show when it tours Australia. 

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