November 30, 2009

Go See Your Favorite Band Live...At Home


Why hasn't this idea popularized yet? I love seeing live shows, but in a lot of cases, I would almost prefer to watch them from the comfort and convenience of my home.

It's like a football game. Your experience is arguably much better from your couch. You get a better view. You're 10 steps away from both the bathroom and the kitchen. The networks replay exciting plays in slow motion for your amusement. It's hard to beat.

So, why can't I pay $5 to stream Jeff Tweedy's solo show in Arizona LIVE in my living room later this year? If you don't live in a big city, this might be your only option to see your favorite band live. If your favorite band is really popular and you're not wealthy, maybe you'll never be able to afford to see them live. And if you're old and lazy, you might actually prefer this method of entertainment.

Now you tell me why this won't happen.

6 comments:

David Vox Mullen said...

Cuz sometimes, it's worth it just to be part of a 75,000 seat stadium as BONO sings "In The Name Of Love" and everyone sings along in time. :o)

Eric Olsen said...

right, but you don't fit any of the three markets i described.

LizM said...

I definitely fit your demographic, so here goes -- We just finished watching the 4 hour long 25 year anniversary of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on HBO. We saw some of the greatest names of R&R in the comfort of our home without bad acoustics and the drunk dancing skaggy chick blocking our view. It was amazing. I'll take home concerts any time.

Ryan said...

Eric, I have your answer...it is a TV channel called Paladia. As far as I can tell it is a joint venture between MTV and VH1, but we used to get it on Dish Network. It was all live shows all the time. I watched a couple of concerts from Coldplay (X&Y, and Viva La Vida), Foo Fighters doing an acoustic concert, and even STYX with some crazy gifted Children's orchestra. In fact on one occasion I watched 75% of an Avril Lavigne concert just because it was on (little known fact, she is kind of talented) Anyways, Paladia was awesome, mostly because I gauge the musicality of an artist based on how they perform live, when they are good live their standing in my book goes way up, so if you can I highly recommend Paladia.

Bobby teenager said...

I watch palladia all the time for the same reason. Fuse is a pretty good channel too for live shows now and then. I think as cd sales cont to decline more artists will have to turn to concert DVDs and streaming videos etc. So it could more cool. Especially if it's on demand for a lot of different artists.

Eric Olsen said...

is Palladia 2, 5, 7 or 9?

stupid richies....

glad it exists though!