March 2018

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Hologram Concerts

Out of curiosity I wanted to know if my peers knew what a hologram concert was, and if they did would they go see one? In case you don’t know what it is let me explain. It’s a concert but with a computer showing the image of the person dancing and singing instead of the actual artist being there in their physical form. There are some cases though that the person does not exist because the character was created as a cartoon that sings, an example of this is Miku Hatsune. If you want to see a video of her I will add a description at the end of this article.

I asked some people if they knew what it was and if they would ever pay to go to one.

Results:
People who knew what it was : 19
Who didn’t know: 10
Who would pay to go to one: 12
Who would not pay: 7
Depending on artist or didn’t know: 6
Total people: 32

To sum it up most of the people I asked did know what it was. The people who did know mostly said that they would go because it would be a fun experience, or they would go because it looks cool. The people who said they wouldn’t go told me, because they would rather see the person in real life not as a computer, so when they gave me that answer I asked them one more question which was to see if they would stick to their answer. I asked them what if the artist was dead like Selena. They said that in that case they would go because it would be nice to see them again. However, there were still some people who did not want to go at all, some thought it was just not worth it to pay for a computer and not the actual artist.

Overall though this was a fun little experiment out of curiosity and in my opinion, I would go because it seems like it’ll be fun and besides there are some artist I wish I could’ve seen in concert before they died.

Miku Hatsune video can be found with https://youtu.be/HI0mv7P_sRk

On February 4, 2018, Super Bowl LII was played in US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the teams who were playing was the NFC champions Philadelphia Eagles, and the AFC  champions New England Patriots. The Eagles were hoping to get their first Super Bowl title, while the Patriots planning to get their sixth title. QBs for the game was Nick Foles for the Eagles, and Tom Brady for the Patriots. During the first quarter of the game, the Eagles were up 9-3. Both Eagles and Patriots scored field goals in the first half, then later Alshon Jeffery scored the touchdown for the Philadelphia, but then missing the extra point. When the second half began, again the Eagles scored a touchdown by LeGarrette Blount, but on the 7th minute, the Patriots took a 45 yard punt that made the game 15-6. Almost hitting the 2 minute warning, the Patriots had a bit of confidence and James White score their first touchdown of the quarter. By missing the extra point, the score was at 15-12 . But with the game neck and neck before halftime, Eagles QB Nick Foles scored the last touchdown of the quarter making it 22-12. During halftime, Justin Timberlake sang 11 of his famous and hit songs at the Super Bowl LII Pepsi Halftime show. During the halftime show when Timberlake was singing, started a viral meme of a kid taking a selfie with Timberlake. 3 minutes after the start of the third quarter, Patriots Tight end Rob Gronkowski scored a touchdown making the game 22-19. Then nearing the end of the 3rd quarter, both the Patriots and the Eagles scored a touchdown. At the end of the third quarter the Patriots still trail by 3. The score was 29-26. During the beginning of the last quarter, Philly scored a field goal making the game 32-26. On the 9th minute Gronkowski scored his second touchdown of the game, making it 32-33 which the Patriots lead by 1. Almost reaching the end of the game Eagles wanted to take the score back, scoring a touchdown (missing the 2 point conversion) and a field goal. At the last remaining minutes of the game, Brady had the ball to throw then got it fumbled making the Eagles have the ball back. About 6 seconds left Tom Brady did a Hail Mary but missed the opportunity, making the Philadelphia Eagles win their very first Super Bowl. Final score was Eagles 41-33 Patriots. The MVP of the game was QB Nick Foles, and the attendance if the game was about 67,600 people. Until next year when Super Bowl LIII is in Atlanta, Georgia.