EYELUSSIONS | THE RETURN OF DIO AND THE BEGGINING OF HOLOGRAM TOURS

There is no life after death, but there sure is heavy metal.

 

Which I still own. The album was Dehumanizer and I wore it out so much that I almost had to buy a new version of it.  But I didn’t because I liked the old one better, scratches and all.

 

Point being, DIO was the one who made me fall in love with heavy metal, shaped who I am today and had a lasting influence on my taste in everything, not just music. Theoretically, I would be thrilled to watch him perform.  But I never indulged in  fantasies of me rocking to a hologram.

When I heard the news that a hologram of Ronnie James Dio will tour the world beginning later this year, I didn’t know what to  do with mychelf.  Do I run the risk of saying ”hell no” and looking closed-minded? What would Ronnie (In my fantasies we are on a first name basis) do?

He was always open to new ideas and creative concepts but he was also fascinated with all things soulful and profound, from his 1495 antique wooden chest that he proudly displayed next to his hand carved pool table, to his music that shaped generations of metalheads, around the globe.

 I want to get all excited and be acceptant but there’s a part of me that doesn’t buy into the whole “We are doing this because we were all a family and when a family has lost their beloved family member, they try to keep the memory of their lost beloved one alive” thing. Are we the kind of family that is cashing in right now?

I don’t think he would approve.

WOULD YOU?

 

36 Comments

  • Katie Kinsley July 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I don’t like the idea of holograms at a concert. I’ve seen it done before, but it weirded me out.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      we’re on the same page, Katie

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  • Mary July 27, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Let the ones that have gone before us rest in peace. It’s too weird! I say NO to holograms.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 27, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      agreed

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  • Amber Myers July 27, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Hmm. While I think some holograms are cool, sometimes I don’t think they are appropriate. Maybe once in a while? Depending on what the family members think, of course.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 27, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Yes! It really depends !

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  • Nayna Kanabar July 27, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I have no idea what holograms are so am about to go nad read about it. Interesting post.

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  • jhilmil July 28, 2017 at 12:34 am

    I found this concept really weird.. people are just making their bucks out of the ones who are no longer. Really my inner self did not appreciate this hologram concept.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 28, 2017 at 6:36 am

      yes! there’s something about it that simply does not feel right!

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  • Ola July 28, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Unfortunately people are capitalizing on anything that smacks of spiritism and anything within that realm. One who is prone to accept anything out of fear of being labeled judgmental is in for a lot of trouble. A hologram is just NOT a good idea.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 28, 2017 at 6:35 am

      true dat

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  • Blair villanueva July 28, 2017 at 4:22 am

    I was never into heavy metal sounds. I like a stress free sounds, that I could enjoy while sipping a champagne and enjoying the view outside my window. 🙂

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  • David Elliott July 28, 2017 at 6:30 am

    I am sure that would be exciting for you. I love going to see the bands that I loved growing up. It’s always nice to be inspired once again by that music.

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  • Joanna July 28, 2017 at 7:23 am

    I have never been to a hologram concert but it sounds interesting.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 28, 2017 at 11:00 am

      ..and a bit strange though

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  • Christie Brown July 28, 2017 at 8:04 am

    I’m kind of on the fence about this one.. On one hand, I think the concept of a hologram is pretty awesome, BUT on the other.. I think that maybe we should leave the dead… well, dead. It’d probably freak me out to be honest haha.

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 28, 2017 at 11:00 am

      My thoughts exactly

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  • Rhian Westbury July 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I think a hologram tour is such a strange idea, I think I’d give it a miss personally and just enjoy a band for their music legacy x

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 28, 2017 at 10:59 am

      the technology must be amazing but still..

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  • EG III July 28, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I’m pretty torn on the idea of holograms at concerts. On the one hand I can see how exploitative it can be, but on the other hand (being from the birthplace of Michael Jackson)…I’d definitely love to get a chance to see the king of pop “live” in concert.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      I see your point!

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  • ellie July 28, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I feel like holograms are such a great idea for Concerts because some of the greats, Like Hendrix, I’ll never be able to see live in person so maybe this will be a way to see artists like that again. But at the same time, It’d be an odd feeling to see someone who has passed away on stage!

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  • Liza Perry July 28, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I like the idea of holograms for big concert artists! So many I wish I see and I just couldn’t!

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  • Claire July 28, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I don’t really go to a lot of concerts so I never heard of holograms. But I think it’s pretty cool, would love to see it sometime!

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  • kathryn Maher July 28, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Jeany , I have no real idea what a hologram performance is but judging by the comments here it seems kinda surreal. I guess people should be satisfied with the gift of the music legacy these dead performers have left us. They should not be trying to re create something that is best left alone and seems very unhealthy to me.

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  • Priyanka July 29, 2017 at 3:48 am

    I think holograms are s little strange. I wouldn’t want to see that concert. There are other ways to experience and enjoy the music of an artist who has died.

    -Pri

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  • Vishal Vashisht July 29, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Pardon my knowledge, I have no clue what a hologram is? But thinking about a hologram tour makes me say “probably I want to go and enjoy the tour”.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 29, 2017 at 8:43 am

      That’s a healthy open minded way to see things Vishal!

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  • Nay July 29, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I love the technology exists for a hologram but it really freaks me out to use it for people that have passed away. Let them rest in peace and stop cashing in on their talents. I sound harsh, but that’s just my personal opinion.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 29, 2017 at 8:40 am

      I couldn’t agree more

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  • Besties Notepad July 29, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I have no idea what a hologram is..but definitely like the post-its in your post

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  • Stuart Brazell July 29, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I need to give heavy metal another try!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr July 29, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      yes please 🙂

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  • Via Bella July 29, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I don’t like Holograms as an every day thing to honour the passing, but at the same time I am not opposed to it either. I think it has to be done in good taste either way!
    ~http://viabella-thebeautifullife.blogspot.com/

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  • lily@militaryfamof8 July 30, 2017 at 3:02 am

    I never ever like heavy metals. I hate too much sounds. (But my mom loves it so much.) Don’t have idea what hologram is? Maybe I should check it out.

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  • Alison Rost August 2, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Wow, I don’t think I could get on board with the idea. Thinking of any artist who is no longer with us… no, I of course cherish many memories, but to “see” (or worse… “experience” them?)

    No, sorry.

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