So I went and saw an Aerosmith concert. It was early 70’s Aerosmith, circa “Toys In The Attic.” The simulacra were convincing, right down to the boozy, coked-out stumbles.
When the estates of the great acts of the rock age started doing these tours, the first efforts were laughable: Animatronic fakery standing in one spot onstage, lip-syncing to the album tracks. Now it’s all top-of-the-line robots, they actually play and sing their parts. It’s totally convincing.
I took my Grandpa. He saw them in the late 80s, when he was a teenager. Said it was just like the real thing.