2020 has been full of surprises, and this month is no exception.
This time we’re happy to report some fun news: the Goo Goo Dolls starred in the first augmented reality movie musical!
WNYPapers.com describes the movie musical as such:
“[The] Goo Goo Dolls travel through past, present and future searching for the lost “Spirit of Christmas”; from wintery city street scenes, subways and taxis, to a 1940s speakeasy and the classic set of “The Ed Sullivan Show” (and beyond). As the band travels between settings, fans will follow along for an intimate and festive musical experience, unlike anything they’ve ever seen.
Throughout, they treat fans to classic holiday standards as well as their new holiday music, and discover that, although people are separated by current events, they remain unified by the true nature of the holiday.”
Augmented reality (AR) is the same technology that Snapchat and Amazon use to make it look like you’re dancing in your room with a hotdog or see how something would look in your living environment.
This is the second time the Goo Goo Dolls have worked with FanTracks and the use of AR has helped them practice social distancing and bring some holiday cheer to your home!