Duran Duran to give virtual gigs [bbc news]

You might think that’s odd, but I’d missed that the BBC did this themselves back in May with a Radio 1 gig. The real event was largely shown on a “large” virtual screen on a stage, with some DJs enjoying a digital presence (or “avatar” as I believe the kids call them).

See. Surely the Duran’s themselves will appear in their 80s avatar selves, or there will be a virtual uproar. Just a TV screen of them would not be enough. Imagine the crowd surfing! The band could even fly!

Even Paxman has done an interview this way it would seem. Bono missed a trick here. Possibly cos he couldn’t pronounce MMORPG.