4 Jun 2024

Music feature: Concert films throughout the ages

From Afternoons, 2:30 pm on 4 June 2024

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For decades if you couldn't make the gig, the next best thing was watching the DVD or movie of the show at the cinema. It was definitely a less sweaty option. Mostly.

Even in the era of streaming video and social media, the concert film can still pull in the eye balls and ear flaps.    

This is the focus today of our regular Tuesday music feature. Joining us with his picks of some favourite concert films, classic and modern, is one of the team here at RNZ, Elliott Childs.

This photo taken on February 3, 2024 shows fans of US singer Taylor Swift, also known as Swifties, cheering as they watch concert film "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" at a cinema in Beijing. Waving glow sticks, and sporting sequin dresses and friendship bracelets, Chinese fans of American pop sensation Taylor Swift turn a normally-quiet Beijing cinema into a raucous celebration of their favourite singer. (Photo by Jade GAO / AFP) / To go with AFP story "China-entertainment-music-Swift-fans", SCENE by Luna LIN (STF)

Fans have travelled to global locations to catch the Eras tour shows. Photo: JADE GAO

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