Live Performance

A while ago, when a website fired their entire video production crew, the crew went and did a live show, one last hurrah, that wasn't online.

And it was confusing to their fans. Why would they have a celebratory final show, but leave the fans in the cold, except for those few that could travel to where the live show happened? Why wasn't it recorded? Everyone has phones these days, why didn't they let everyone else in?

But the people who made the show were fine with it; they didn't need every single thing they did to be out on the public record, examined and endlessly commented upon. Life, it turns out, can happen without being recorded. Events can happen and be recorded only in the minds of those who were there, they don't need to be shared with the world to be real.