Technology is pretty amazing. That might be the dumbest thing I've ever written, but I don't know how else to say it. I mean, when Tupac is resurrected via holograms to perform at Coachella, it leaves one a little dumbfounded. Think of how far we've come from those terrible Vancouver winter Olympics holograms from just two years ago? Amazing. The hologram train can't stop, won't stop because TLC, everyone's favorite R&B/pop girl band from the '90s, is going back on tour, including Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who happened to have died 10 years ago in a car accident. Left Eye's voice and image will appear on stage next to fellow band mates T-Boz and Chili.
This reunion tour is going to be tremendous -- the don't-go-chasing-waterfalls dance just got a lot more interesting.
When one member is virtual, everything is a lot more interesting, right?
Which is why I hope this whole bring-people-back-from-the-dead thing takes off in the entertainment industry. How fantastic would it be if The Doors toured with Jim Morrison? Or the Dead with Jerry Garcia? And a Jeff Buckley solo tour would be phenomenal. Same with a Michael Jackson concert series.
And it doesn't have to be limited to musicians. Maybe Heath Ledger can reprise his role in the sequel to The Dark Knight. I also wouldn't mind seeing Fred Astaire on Broadway, or Cary Grant on stage. The possibilities are endless.
Come to think of it, we don't have to limit it to dead celebrities, either. I'd love to "see" Obama speak -- a hologram could make that happen. Same with the Dalai Lama or ... Kate Middleton. That'd be smashing, dahling.
This TLC tour is going to five cities this summer/fall, so if you're a fan of the crazy, sexy, cool singers, make sure to plan a road trip once the tour locations are announced. If seeing Left Eye rap one more time isn't incentive enough to drive 500 miles, I don't know what is.
What do you think of bands resurrecting the dead?
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