Before Michael Jackson’s untimely death in 2009, the world icon was set to headline 50 shows for his “This Is It” experience at London’s O2 arena – and potentially a world tour soon after. That show was to feature a type of 3D technology dubbed the “Dome Project” which filmmaker James Cameron helped create.
But after Jackson died and that slate of shows was canceled, that technology sat shelved. That is, until another artist recently brought it back to life: house DJ and producer Morgan Page.
Morgan recently gave DNA a behind-the-scenes look at the technology just a few hours before his show began in Miami at Mansion nightclub. We talked with his technical crew as well, whose members have to start moving the production set into the venue about seven hours prior to the start of Morgan’s set.
After every light, panel and plug is in place, it was time for the curtain to rise. Walking through the backstage door, up the steps to the stage, Morgan’s excitement was palpable. “This is the first 3D show Miami has seen,” he said.
Watching the reaction on the crowd’s face was like the first time I saw a rated-R movie at age eight–jaw to the floor.
Morgan summed up the main goal of his tour technology perfectly. “This is basically a vehicle for me to express the songs in a new way.” And did he ever.
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