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Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Tactful Cactus » 04 Apr 2018, 14:36

He's playing here at the end of the month in hologram form, tickets are €60 which is much cheaper than if he was alive. I'm thinking about taking me Mam but I'm cautious, the whole hologram thing still seems a bit fringe. Has anyone been to a show, was it good or weird and distant?

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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 04 Apr 2018, 14:45

Tactful Cactus wrote:He's playing here at the end of the month in hologram form, tickets are €60 which is much cheaper than if he was alive.


:lol:

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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Charlie O. » 04 Apr 2018, 15:44

He'd be a relatively easy hologram to make, I would think. He wasn't exactly known for leaping about onstage.
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Postby bobzilla77 » 04 Apr 2018, 17:56

Charlie O. wrote:He'd be a relatively easy hologram to make, I would think. He wasn't exactly known for leaping about onstage.


WASN'T known for it... past tense. There's a whole opportunity to re-engineer what Roy was like on stage. Maybe we can give him a little zazz.
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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Mike Boom » 04 Apr 2018, 18:00

bobzilla77 wrote:WASN'T known for it... past tense. There's a whole opportunity to re-engineer what Roy was like on stage. Maybe we can give him a little zazz.


Roy Orbison Ver 2.0 with added stage antics.

Rumored that Ver 2.1 will include added dance moves, jokes and fun stories.

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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Tactful Cactus » 04 Apr 2018, 18:02

There's an Iggy Pop plugin

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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 04 Apr 2018, 18:37

I'd never visit a show like this one, but that aside -

which other people, well-filmed, would be eligible to do a hologram-tour in 2018?

I mean: I can think of innumerable mad and bad 'leaders' who'd probably appeal to the confused and gullible youngsters in the Age Of Trump.

Mind-boggling, it is.
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Postby The Slider » 10 Apr 2018, 21:06

I'm going next week at Hammersmith
The tour manager is my old friend Marilyn (the LA crew all met her when she came to a jolly up with me at the Cat and the Fiddle)

I have very little expectation and wouldn't have dreamed of buying a ticket for it but as its a freebie,,,
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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Geoff » 11 Apr 2018, 02:37

The Slider wrote:I'm going next week at Hammersmith
The tour manager is my old friend Marilyn (the LA crew all met her when she came to a jolly up with me at the Cat and the Fiddle)

I have very little expectation and wouldn't have dreamed of buying a ticket for it but as its a freebie,,,


You'll have to post about that one... weirder than tribute bands.
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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 03:40

Yeah, I'm definitely expecting a report.

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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Charlie O. » 11 Apr 2018, 04:06

I'm imagining the show ending with "It's Over" and after the last chorus - It's over, it's over, it's ooooooooo-ver / It's OOOOOOO-VEEEEEER! - he just sorta fizzles out.
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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 05:04

I would certainly expect him to show up on time.

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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 12 Apr 2018, 12:18

Bent Fabric wrote:I would certainly expect him to show up on time.


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Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 12 Apr 2018, 12:22

Bad news, the Orb-ogram has a virus and is currently phishing concert-goers bank accounts.

Change your passwords people.
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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby caramba » 12 Apr 2018, 12:40

Bent Fabric wrote:I would certainly expect him to show up on time.



Not if all his appearance contract riders aren't met...

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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 12 Apr 2018, 12:54

1. A bowl full of zeros in the green room. If any ones are present the concert does not go ahead.
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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Tactful Cactus » 12 Apr 2018, 13:13

I didn't get the tickets in the end. I went with Paul Simon instead. He's like a hologram but more doughy.

Still, eagerly awaiting the review.

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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby The Slider » 20 Apr 2018, 00:54

Well, I went tonight
It was sold out last night and reasonably well subscribed tonight

I absolutely loved it.
My friend and I just kept looking at each other incredulously.
It WAS Roy on that stage.
There were two numbers where the lighting behind him were bright enough that you could see he was translucent, but aside from that?
Remarkable.

So yeah - there's a 25-odd piece band made up of drums, bass, guitars and Royal Philharmonic, plus two girl backing singers and they pretty much do every post-Sun 'hit' in a 75 minute set
It started with Only The Lonely and ended with Oh Pretty Woman and never let up for a second - a couple of video montage interludes aside. My personal highlights were a truly gobsmacking It's Over and a full on You Got It. But you could have picked any of it and held it up as a gem.

Now whether you think that a reanimated 1960s-looking Roy Orbison is a good thing or a macabre creepfest, that is your call. But musically it was absolutely unimpeachable - how they managed to isolate Roy's vocals at that quality is a mystery to me (arf) - and the sound was the best I have ever heard at the Hammy O.

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Re: Roy Orbison hologram?

Postby Toby » 20 Apr 2018, 08:44



Blimey. That's the future right there.