Lively concert, unimpressive 3-D visuals

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Lively concert, unimpressive 3-D visuals

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Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter

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This past Saturday, Morgan Page put on a show for a sold-out crowd at the Buchanan’s Event Center. Coming into the show there was a lot of hype surrounding the show, most notably because of the 3-D visuals.

By the end of the night, Page had everybody in his favor,and cheering for an encore––which he did supply. Throughout the show Page intertwined his melodic progressive house tunes with hard-banging electro house hits of today.

The featured music of his set was off his 2012 album “In The Air,” and although the album itself is not highly recognized, Page had the fans chanting out lyrics from his hit singles “The Longest Road” and “In The Air.”

Like any good DJ today, Page played to the crowd, Although the Morgan Page fans came out in support of his music, playing some of the crowd’s favorites was a must. Page would give the fans a taste of a nice progressive house ballad, then on the drop, crash in with hits like “Yee” and “Tsunami.”

As good as the music was, it was secondary to hype surrounding the 3-D visuals. For anyone who didn’t go and is wondering if it was an experience like no other, it’s not that simple to answer. I won’t say the 3-D visuals were bad, but I won’t say they were good either. It all really depends on the point of view of each person. If you were standing off to the side or in the back, there was probably no reason to wear the 3-D glasses, and if you were in the front looking straight on, the show was drastically different.

Even if you weren’t it the right position to appreciate the 3-D effects, the visuals were still quite striking. Whether it was words popping out of the screen, inanimate objects or various landscapes, it was aesthetically pleasing.

The only really disappointment I had with the show, however, was the quality of the 3-D visuals. Even though the visual presentation was a nice change up, and even if you had a great position within the crowd, the 3-D itself didn’t catch anyone by surprise because Page’s 3-D visuals are similar to the effects you might see in movie theaters.

In Page’s defense, I will say he has a lot of courage and ambition for taking on a concept like this. No other DJ has attempted to use this type of concept in the electronic dance music (EDM) scene and audiences have to respect that. The great thing about the El Paso EDM scene is that they go to raves to have fun and get caught up in the music and everything else is just filler.

In the future, if you’re wondering about seeing Morgan Page’s show in 3-D, keep in mind that if you decide to go for the music, then your money is well worth it. If you are going strictly for the 3-D visuals, then you most likely will be disappointed.

Javier Cortez may be reached at [email protected]

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