One of the things I loved about Phish 3D was being visually and sonically immersed as all types of live concert elements from the three-day festival popped from the screen.
Beach balls bounced and plumes of stage smoke floated in front of us. Several times during the show I actually reached out and grabbed the beach balls and brush away the smoke as if I really could.
That said, I have no doubts that the visual and sonic 3D TV experience would be just as sonically dynamic and stunningly vivid. And having that type of personalized virtual adventure in the comfort of my own home with friends and family and other concert fans, would certainly add another revolutionary dimension to the concert experience that you can’t always get at the venue.
Whatever concert Blu-ray DVD features they come up with, most of all, I hope they use the 3D TV technology to empower concert fans to tell their own real and virtual concert stories. Having that ability would truly inspire and challenge bands, promoters and fans to redefine the concert experience.
I’ve played with other gaming toys this year, and even though I’m not the biggest gamer, I still loved every minute of playing those games. And if they can make those motion gaming experiences a reality, then I know that they can also make them possible for the live concert experience.
That said, I think It’s not a matter of “if” at this point. It’s when. And in 2011 and beyond, I’m excited to see what it will be like when my concert 3D TV concert “wish list” becomes a reality.