Monthly Archives: January 2017

VR Concerts?

WHATS UP NATION!?

OK I recently came across an article about VR Concerts. Now for the uninitiated VR stands for Virtual Reality. Its the new trend thats in the entertainment world and it brings the action of (for example) a video game closer. You get to see through the eyes of the character and is often times in 3-D. You can get a full on 360 degree view of the area your character is in. Plus this new technology is now being put into apps.  You can play a shooting game or go on a diving simulator. I personally have one for my phone and its amazing but now there is talk about adding concerts to this and to be honest…I’m not sure if this is good or bad. Festival tours have been reduced to 1 city, weekend, shows and this would bring them closer to the concert experience.

That being said I have no telling if you’ll get a full view of the stage? How far back from the stage will the view be? Will the sound quality be any good? What if there’s buffering issues? So as of right now it’s too soon to tell. I have not had a chance to test something like this out but i’d say its worth giving it a chance. I personally prefer being there but I do know that trying to make it to these shows has become rather difficult. Full weekend tickets are at least three figures and there’s travel, food, lodging, parking and if you have any money left over, a souvenir. So this would be a good way to get closer to the experience. So lets see what happens and until next Nation…STAY LOUD!

HAPPY NEW YEAR (DIO Hologram Tour?)

WHATS UP NATION!?

2016 has finally come to an end and we sadly lost a lot of people but thats all behind us. Let us look to the future with an open mind and commit to our new years resolution. Like mine is to get healthy and be more active with my website. So lets start with some interesting news. Remember the Ronnie James DIO hologram at Wacken Open Air? Well he just might be going on tour. Now a lot of you might be thinking that’s lame, or its exploiting his image, or any other negative term you can think of but me?……Im ok with this.

I used to think that doing something like this would exploit the entertainer until a friend of mine asked me “how is it any different from a tribute band”? And I had no good answer for him. Thats when I started re think every negative thing that has been said about this and I think we’ve been over reacting. I wasn’t lucky enough to see DIO when he was still alive. So something like this will be the best way to experience his show and the music itself would still be live. Plus I don’t know if he had stage theatrics but if he did this would be a great way to experience them. So don’t look at it like a concert. Think of it as seeing a spectacle and a chance to experience what we missed out on. You can read more about it HERE. Welcome to 2017 and until next time nation STAY LOUD!