I recently read about live streaming weddings and it struck me as something out of a science fiction novel. Surely the whole point of holding a wedding party is so that people can attend in person, meet with friends and family members , witness the wedding and enjoy the company of their closest and nearest and dearest? I then recalled weddings held in Las Vegas or on the beach in the Seychelles and attended by very few people and the idea started to make sense. When I then thought about the very many friends and colleagues who have moved to other countries for work purposes and perhaps held big celebrations (and even weddings) in countries well away from their home town the idea of live streaming weddings began to make perfect sense.
In the business world it has become common to hold a conference call and increasingly common to hold a webinair where presentations are made online. I then thought about the activities of my own children who rush home from school and go straight online where they spend the majority of the evening enjoying facetime with their school friends .Often after just leaving them and with the option of meeting them in the flesh they still choose to chat online rather than meet up.
I was recently at a London function band’s rehearsal where the keyboard player was not able to attend. He did however participate from the studio where he was working that day contributing some keys online and having his input recognised in a face time session. There was also the recent experience of being asked to sing on a song written by a song writer friend of mine. I turned up at his home studio session and by chance found that I knew all the musicians who had played on the song, none of whom had contributed in person, all of whom had recorded their pieces in their own home studios. The songwriter and myself were the only two people on the track who had met up!
In this new cyber world it is not a surprise that the live streaming of weddings is becoming a new reality whereby friends from around the globe can join in with your wedding even if they are not able to actually be in the venue at the same time as yourself. After all this is only a better , real time version of watching the wedding back on video. How long before Live Music Management are asked to supply a virtual wedding band streamed into the wedding via the power of the interweb or a wedding dj who can DJ a party in India whilst sitting behind the decks in Catford?
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