If I told you Tupac is alive and just did a live show, you might believe it for a few seconds before completely dismissing my claim. However, if I were to say Roy Orbison just did a concert in Toronto last Sunday that would be completely ridiculous because we all know Roy Orbison is unfortunately no longer with us. Well there is some truth to my claim about Roy Orbison. There was a concert last Sunday at the Sony Center and a hologram of Roy Orbison performed with a live band behind it. Following its debut shows this spring in Europe, Roy Orbison's hologram stopped by in Toronto last Sunday at the Sony Centre. Yes the future of concert and live performances has arrived. We have the technology to enjoy a hologram concert of any artist who is no longer with us or who maybe just far away performing halfway around the world. Roy Orbison performed all his hits and also spoke to his band during the concert complimenting the band. This was a complete re-enactment of one of his past performances which the band replicated behind the hologram live. I was in complete awe and also loved the fact that we get to enjoy a concert without being in front of the artists. I am speculating this will be used in the future for distance live performances where anyone can enjoy a live hologram version of a concert without physically being at the concert. This is just the beginning of hologram technology and soon maybe we will be able to enjoy holograms everywhere (even on our phones!!). There was a little sadness in my heart throughout the concert which kept reminding me that Roy Orbison is no longer with us and this is just a hologram of him. This sadness was further exacerbated when the hologram played one my favorite Roy Orbison song "I drove all night" bringing back memories of when I first heard the song. Excited to see how holograms will merge with live performances in the future.
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