Event streaming: Pros and cons from the armchair viewer

As the nation continues to adjust to the new reality of life with COVID-19, artists are turning to event streaming to connect to audiences online.
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It’s the weekend. I’m at a festival searching for my friend. Physically we’re in different states. Virtually, I’m standing at a stage waiting for Greta Ray to come on, messaging strangers in a chat room asking if anyone’s seen an avatar wearing a spacesuit named Andrea.

Welcome to music festivals in 2021.

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Giselle Bueti has written for publications such as The Advertiser, The Adelaide Review, RIP IT UP, BMA magazine and Yewth Mag. Previously, Giselle worked as Arts Editor for The AU Review and Content Growth Editor at ArtsHub. She is based in Melbourne, Victoria.