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Thread #97258   Message #3299273
Posted By: GUEST,Cat - Arkansas Fan
30-Jan-12 - 05:05 PM
Thread Name: Lip-synching: Art or Rip-off?
Subject: RE: Lip-synching: Art or Rip-off?
As a fan of Celtic Woman for several years now, I have always enjoyed their music. However, I have been very disheartened to hear some of the things on this message thread. I can totally understand (as when Chloe recently went on stage with 103 degree fever) why the need for a voice recording could be necessary. I can also understand how the need for a break on some of the numbers would help the ladies' voices, as they perform numerous shows in 3 months. That being said, however, I do also believe that if you pay money to see someone perform live, then that is what you should get. Live vocals, live music, etc. I also know how disappointed I as well as every other fan would be if someone were to walk out and say "Oh we are sorry but Chloe won't be performing tonight because she has a sore throat." Her presence on stage is part of the enjoyment of the concert. We all know that they can sing. That's obvious. So maybe a helpful friendly suggestion to the people of CW would put all of this to rest. Schedule half the shows in that same time period and give the performers breaks between the shows. Don't make an impossible schedule that they cannot physically and vocally keep up with. Then we would get to see truly live performances, and I'm sure the performers would feel more satisfaction in what they are bringing to the stage.
In conclusion, these people are human and not super human. They cannot be perfect and kudos to them for adding a little stage "magic" to help give that illusion. But for those used to going to 100% live concerts, I can understand the complaint. And I guess if you have such a problem with it then you should choose not to go...and for those of us that like the experience we will continue to go.
Not saying I believe or don't believe what some have stated...but it's a performance...not a country music concert with a band. You have to expect some things like this.
That's all I have to say! Love to Lisa K and Lisa L and Chloe and Mairead, and welcome to Susan.. keep up the good work and see you in Little Rock in April