Okay, now that we’ve started to dream a bit, it time to think about what concerts or live music moments would be the best to voyage back to via a 3D TV and “remastered” Blu-ray DVD experience.
The following list is by no means complete. And remember, we’re dreaming here. But if we could make our 3D TV Blu-ray concert DVD dreams a reality, these concerts and live music moments would be at the top of my list.
Woodstock: The Movie
This is a no-brainer. What concert fan wouldn’t want to re-live the classic Woodstock movie in 3D? The Woodstock music experience alone would be awesome to virtually re-explore, and I wonder what it would be like to re-imagine other elements too. Like the Monterrey Pop Festival before it, Woodstock created the template for the modern music festival experience, and I’m sure a 3D TV experience would take concert fans into the next communal and interactive frontier.
Moondog Coronation Ball
As one of the first officially documented Rock ‘N Roll concerts, the Moondog Coronation Ball is one of those events that has always intrigued me. The pioneering and payola-plagued rock DJ Alan Freed was at the helm of the crazy event. And though the concert turned into a disaster quickly because it was oversold, it would still be cool to go back to re-explore all the rockin’ mayhem in 3D.
Grateful Dead: Their First Shows and Last Show at Solider Field
I’ll admit that I’ve come to better appreciate the communal vibe of the jam-band concert atmosphere. And I’ve often wished that I could experience the very first Grateful Dead shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco, and the very last one at Solider Field in Chicago 1995. My wife was there and she said it was one of her favorite concerts ever. And to go back to those concerts virtually would be nothing short of awesome. And what about those controversial and revolutionary acid test shows? Would a 3D virtual experience complete the psychedelic dreams of Timothy Leary?
The First Hip Hop Block Parties
I would like to voyage back to the first days when Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash were spinning records in the Bronx neighborhoods. Hip hop is such a part of the musical mainstream today. And it would both fun and poignant to allow fans, both young and old, to traverse back to those first days via 3D TV virtual experience.