Is this the future of corona concerts?

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Momoiro Clover Z during their "Behind Closed Doors" concert.

The effects of covid-19 have devastated industries world wide. One of the fields effected is the music industry, who is suffering enormous losses due to not being able to hold physical concerts. Not only groups and companies are affected, but also fans who want to see their favourite artists. This raises the need for a good alternativ to conventional concerts, one that works well not only for artists but also their fans. This thread will show an innovative solution to this problem.

Momoiro Clover Z just had their first concert since the Covid-19 lockdowns. It was an online concert with no physical audience, but they wanted to involve their fans more directly. The answer they found was to rent a concert venue and select fans for a Zoom meeting. The fans were then shown on a massive on-stage screen, helping to give a sense of community for the event as they swung their penlights together.




Fans participating through Zoom (photos cr).


800 fans also recorded their voices to be used for the overture call at the beginning of the concert.



Fan perspective of the start of Momoclo's overture.


The online concert proved a massive success, and in doing so it showed a way forward at times when normal concerts can't be held due to the coronavirus. Could this unorthodox solution be the future of concerts for as long as society is locked down?
 

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Momoclo always being innovative (y)This is the perfect time to take advantage of VR technology. We've already seen Stardust groups use it for those 360 degree videos. If they can create the technology to do it in real time, that would be pretty cool. Then they could hold a lottery to choose a select number of fans who would get sent the goggles.
 

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Momoclo always being innovative (y)This is the perfect time to take advantage of VR technology. We've already seen Stardust groups use it for those 360 degree videos. If they can create the technology to do it in real time, that would be pretty cool. Then they could hold a lottery to choose a select number of fans who would get sent the goggles.
It's probably still a bit difficult now. And expensive to send goggles, but maybe they could make a concert that's available both through VR and normal video so fans with VR equipment can use that. But it might need to be a bit behind the main stream.
 

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Online concerts is one solution possible while this virus is around, with no vaccine or medoc to get rid of.

Even for small or nugu groups it can be interesting
 
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Online concerts is one solution possible while this virus is around, with no vaccine or medoc to get rid of.

Even for small or nugu groups it can be interesting
Yeah.
The live scene in Japan is currently in a weird state due to the recent increase in covid-19 cases. A month or so ago some smaller artists/idols returned to live performances, and some larger acts were also considering it. Momoclo were planning on holding a large (approx 7000 or so seats) live concert with social distancing at the venue but cancelled it recently. Other Stardust idols like Sasaki Ayaka, Team Shachi and Tacoyaki Rainbow have/will also have their concerts online. Meanwhile Hello Project and an Arashi member have gone ahead with live performances (in the Arashi member's case it's at a traditional stage play venue and the ticket pressure will be immense). It's strange when one of Japan's most popular idols/persons is holding a live, but most other artists are cancelling their concerts.