12Holographic

Reporter

People may be cautious of and even a bit horrified, by the idea of a concert consisting of holographic versions of deceased musicians.

However, what exactly is it that terrifies these people about having a holographic image sing to them?

A hologram of Michael Jackson, Elvis, Selena, Tupac, Amy Winehouse or any other artist does not bring them back to life. A hologram would be similar to seeing their wax figure or statue at a museum, or seeing their concert on DVD.

Imagine your favorite musician, whether they are dead or alive, passing away long before you get the chance to see them perform live. Would you not be even a teeny bit inclined to see a holographic image of them perform?

It may not be the same and you may not get to hug or shake hands with them, but you would get to hear and see them.

Imagine standing in a stadium, thousands of others surrounding you, every one of them chanting and screaming. Suddenly, a figure emerges from out of nowhere and the crowd grows louder and happier, witnessing the presence of Freddie Mercury. People whoop at his dance moves and shriek the lyrics he sings.

I find it incredibly hard to believe that someone would not want to be a part of this.

In my opinion, music exists as a way to gather people together in order to celebrate art and life. Because of music, numerous people from different walks of life can come together and have that initial something in common.

I do not pretend to know what musicians think and the reasons why they create music are unknown to me. Nevertheless, I know that when music is created, it is more than sounds. Music can start movements and new eras.

When we see our favorite musicians live, their music touches us more deeply than it possibly could through the speakers in our radios or phones.

If anyone has ever attended a concert, they know that being surrounded by music, fans and artists is a euphoric experience. That experience cannot possibly be compared to sitting in a car with the same music playing in the radio.

There is something incredible about witnessing the effects that beats and lyrics have on the people who created them. Their feelings are portrayed through the way they move and the facial expressions they make.

If holographic concerts occur, people should not feel they are witnessing a ghost, but rather an angel.

If we have a chance to witness the magic a deceased musician made live, we should not let fear stop us, but rather we should rejoice and celebrate the chance.