Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:28:56 PM
Runemang: Agree, partly. There are occasions where zero mistakes can be made and are not really "live" performances. You could easily run it on a videoscreen. But something like superbowl half time show, it should be live.. The explanation that it's hard to make it work with microphones etc. is bullcrap. I`ve done few national live broadcasts and we can change the whole mic setup, backline, drums, everything on 5-10 minutes between the slots.. With lot less resources than super bowl..
It`s mostly about the need to be perfect, avoiding any risks. It`s essentially about YOU, the audience. The fact that it`s gone this bad that a performer is considered worse if he is live and the best ever on playback... Which one would you choose when you`re tasked to produce a show? I fear that the Britney generation has just grown up on fake so much that one single false pitch and the performer is "rubbish". And that`s what so great about live, it`s not perfect.