The Water Cooler – Dead Musician Hologram Concert Tours – Would You Go See One?

September 18, 2019 12:00 pm · 27 comments

This week, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison will be performing in San Francisco.

The actual musicians died decades ago, so their holograms will be making an appearance.

QUESTION: Would you like to see your favorite deceased performer in concert (in the form of a hologram), or do you think it’s too creepy?

Rob September 18, 2019 at 12:04 PM

I don’t think it’s creepy but I don’t have any interest in seeing a hologram show.

Maybe one day when VR gets better watching something of very high quality might be interesting.

CVHS September 18, 2019 at 9:41 PM

I agree. Its not creepy at all. I do VR all the time. Within 10 years we will be to that point. I would attend a concert if it was realistic.
Why not? If you love the band ..enjoy the memories.

S September 18, 2019 at 12:07 PM

Maybe as a 10 to 15 minute attraction at an amusement park for the novelty.

Dawg September 18, 2019 at 12:24 PM

I don’t think it’s creepy but I won’t even pay to see live performances anymore, they’re way too expensive and I refuse to contribute to their wealth.
I remember when KYA presented the Rolling Stones, the Byrds, the Beau Brummels, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and the Vejtables at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium, all for an admission price of $3.00. Today it’s all about how much money foolish people are willing to pay.
A lot of concerts eventually end up on TV and I can wait.

Music Fan September 18, 2019 at 1:10 PM

I agree with you 100%. For example, I paid $25 to see Madonna at the shoreline in 1987. Once was enough! She lip-synchs most of her songs. I can’t believe people continue to pay exorbitant amounts of money to watch a lip-syncher. You might as well just put on a DVD and you get the same experience. NO THANK YOU!

Captain Bebops September 18, 2019 at 12:40 PM

LOL! The technology to capture a holographic performance didn’t even exist when Holly and Orbison so this is all fake.

Captain Bebops September 18, 2019 at 4:40 PM

I really miss the edit feature that was here a year or two ago but you probably got that I meant “when Holly and Orbison were around”. 😉

94521 September 18, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Geez, let these fine souls Rest in Peace!

Derb September 18, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Way to CREEPY!!!

Spark Baldman September 18, 2019 at 2:04 PM

Not really creepy just fake. I feel like Im getting to old when I say this but it just seems like some of this technology is just cheapening our lives. Everything is at your finger tips. Its crazy to me. Didn’t see Roy or Buddy when they were actually here? no worries, just wait for the hologram. Wierd

joatmeal September 18, 2019 at 2:06 PM

Not creepy but not all that interesting.

RANDOM TASK September 18, 2019 at 2:13 PM

Well music no not really

But a Lincoln speech to show this country from where it came and why it is so great and Why these men signed the constitution for the people and established the bill of rights for all CITIZENS

And how legal entry grants your us those rights or can Putin come over here illegally and get immunity like all the other illegals or for that matter hitler

Seriously the idiocy of some people to believe that by acting like immature and ill informed no bodies hitching a ride on a party line because they don’t want to pay for anything like the hard working people and weakening g this countries resolve in favor of being high nosed at the workplace while not realizing this country is a target because of our freedoms and acting like nothing matters or security for our children from foreign attack is third or fourth or not even a concern is derivative of the lack of substance being taught in our schools now as so called liberals seem to undermine basic laws to appease their goals and voters follow like adolescent school children Hopi g to impress their lords for a chance at high ratings on YouTube is absolutely not at all helping to secure and keep this country and it citizens free and from harm

Any dem voted want to tell us all how illegals being given school funds and road funds and bridge toll funds …and all the low income housing helps this country prosper and defend itself

Would really like a staunch dem to instruct us all how this all works

Barbosa September 18, 2019 at 5:07 PM

Brilliant !! I really marvel at your ability to take a totally non relatedl post and spin it into another tiresome screech. Bravo !!

wcmom September 18, 2019 at 2:49 PM

No, especially if they charge what they do for a ‘live’ concert ticket.

The Fearless Spectator September 18, 2019 at 3:02 PM

This all started with “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” at Disneyland. The difference is that was a history lesson for kids. The Hologram concert is more about generating revenue for the heirs of the entertainer.

There are terrific live concert DVDs with great sound so you see and hear the real thing. Check out the Roy Orbison “Black and White Night” concert DVD; it’s breathtaking.

S September 18, 2019 at 4:20 PM

lincoln was/is robotics. i think Disney did started the hologram with the haunted mansion ball room scene???

S September 18, 2019 at 4:32 PM

ps: in 1965 I was 5 and saw the Lincoln at Disneyland… I’m “5”” and even in kindergarten and first grade, Lincoln was dead! Yet there he was….I still get chills … go to it every time I go to D-land… then the Tikiroom… Peter Pan’s Flight my favorite ride….

The Wizard September 19, 2019 at 8:32 AM

S, what about it’s a Small Word..love the music..Takes you back to a simpler time. Love the blue water.

S September 22, 2019 at 5:42 PM

yep Wiz, small world is a 2 thumbs up .. but the 3 othes top my personal list..

Atticus Thraxx September 18, 2019 at 3:39 PM

Absolutely not. Dead artists relatives or management company making money from fairly negotiated royalties is fine. But this is just greasy, desperate exploitation. And personally abhorrent as well. You think Roy Orbison would approve of this? I bet not. But since he was never given a choice, we’ll never know.

Original G September 18, 2019 at 4:38 PM

Ah yes, enduring traffic, parking fees, having to put up with rude self absorbed me first generation not to mention wall to wall flesh . . . . .
Then the traffic and idiot me first drivers when leaving . . . .

Wouldn’t go see ’em when they were breathing.

Fridge, recliner, NAP

WC Resident September 18, 2019 at 5:26 PM

@The Fearless Spectator – I’m sorry to break the news to you but Disneyland is about generating revenue. It was and is not a free history lesson for kids.

FWIW – I have vague memories of the Lincoln animation but do remember the haunted mansion ball room and it’s the main thing thing I remember from my visit in 1969. They are not holograms but reflections off clear glass panels that separate you from the ballroom. Still, it’s a very neat affect.

The Fearless Spectator September 18, 2019 at 6:59 PM

Don’t be sorry, it’s OK really.

Rumor has it the imagineers are working on a new attraction called “The Hall of Vice Presidents”. Dan Quayle has a prominent role.

HappyPappy September 18, 2019 at 6:27 PM

Dead or alive, you can see ’em on YouTube.

Buzzkill September 18, 2019 at 9:24 PM

Is this a good time to bring up that holograms are like cold fusion reactors, they don’t exist yet? Maybe in the future. Whether it’s Lincoln, the Haunted Mansion, or Hatsune Miku, these are all just elaborate projections onto ALMOST invisible screens. They are not “holograms”.

Paladin September 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Roy Orbison was creepy enough when he was alive……as for watching a hologram of Buddy Holly…….Maybe Baby.

The Wizard September 19, 2019 at 8:33 AM

S, what about it’s a Small Word..love the music..Takes you back to a simpler time. Love the blue water.

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