I learned this week about musicians who perform as vocaloids (vocal androids). After my new friends explained to me what they were, they paused. They looked perplexed… I was perplexed… hadn’t I heard of them?
“This is… how popular is this?” I asked.
“They have their own concerts,” says Jolynne.
She opens the laptop cover and pulls up something on the brwoser. I see what looks like a green dotted sea of synchronized light sticks, waving more or less in unison to the electronic music. The stage was empty. Wasn’t there supposed to be a female pop singer?
“Okay, very popular I guess… and… so how does Hatsune Miku appear?” I ask.
“Hologram,” three reply in unison.
“Just watch,” says Brenda. She’s saying this to me and also to quiet the chatter.
I had no idea that was a thing. I love discovering into random interesting things from friends…
Still though… About those Vocaloids… wtf is up with vocaloids?