Virtual Concerts: Are They Worth It?
As traditional-style concerts are feeling like distant memories right now, virtual concerts are on the rise. But are virtual concerts worth it? The short answer: Yes.
I’ve watched both virtual concerts that Josh Groban has live-streamed (can’t wait for the remaining two this year), and have absolutely LOVED them! After the lockdowns began, I had hoped he would do virtual concerts way before he even announced the first one. I’ve been to 4 in-person Josh Groban concerts (the most recent we had front row seats!), and I can definitely say that the magic that emits from his in-person shows definitely emanates through the screen of his virtual shows. It really feels like you are there. The sound quality is amazing, too! We stream from our computer to our Apple TV. If your favorite singer (in my case, Josh Groban) offers a virtual concert, I highly recommend it! Make it a family and friends virtual event and send pictures/texts as you watch together. Here are the reasons why I think virtual concerts are most definitely worthwhile.
Why Virtual Concerts Are Worth It
- Comfort: You can curl up on the couch to watch it, dress up, or sing along to the songs. The choice is yours! Plus, there’s no place like home.
- Convenience: You can watch on a phone, computer, iPad, TV, etc. from anywhere you have internet.
- Price: Tickets are much cheaper than a traditional seat’s ticket – plus, everyone gets a front-row seat essentially!
- Snacks and drinks: You can enjoy your own snacks and drinks anytime throughout the show.
- Audience Interaction: I love how Josh Groban makes a point to include his fans in his pre-shows. I still can’t believe we got a chance to Zoom with him on his first virtual show – dream come true!
- Furry friends and little ones can watch with you. You don’t have to worry about getting a pet or baby sitter.
- Restrooms: No having to wait in a long line to use the bathroom.
- Travel (or lack thereof): No need to worry about traffic, parking, or traveling to and from the show.
What You Need for a Virtual Concert
- Make sure to purchase your ticket ahead of time.
- Have internet connection.
- Have a device ready to stream it on.
- Make sure to know your account login/password to try to avoid any last minute login mishaps.
- Sit back and enjoy!
Feel free to let the know if you have any questions. I’d love to hear if you’ve gone to a virtual concert. Here’s what I’m wearing: