Ep 30 // U2 at Sphere is the Nightmare Future of Music

Season 1 | Episode 30
24m | Oct 12, 2023

Have you ever gone to a rock (or pop) show and wondered why people pull out their phones to record it instead of just experiencing it? Well, now there's a place seemingly built just for those people. U2, once a band that explicitly criticized big commercialized theatrics (admittedly while exploiting big commercialized theatrics), recently played at the latestLas Vegas mecca of opulence. And if you were online as it was happening, you could have easily seen footage from it from many of the people in attendance. So, what does this new way of "elevating" live music mean for the future of music, live shows, and the communal experience?

Produced by Stereoactive Media

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