Attending a Live Performance
Attending a Live Performance in Second Life
Things To Know About Being In The Audience
Performers in Second Life run a viewer, and watch their screen to see the chat and im's sent to them during the performance. This allows the performer to "hear" your ocmments in a way is very different than in a traditional live performance, and enables them to interact with the audience in a more direct way. Performers will often choose to talk back (using voice) to audience comments sent in chat or IM.
Because of the way streaming works in general on the Internet, there is a very real delay between the music or sound sent by a performer, and the time that it shows up in Second Life. This delay is often about 10-20 seconds. What does this mean to you as an audience member? When you chat or IM to a performer, and expect a response, understand that if they talk back to you it will be a while after you send the IM, and that does not mean that they're not paying attention to you - it just takes a bit for you to hear what they said!
Typing Sounds And How To Suppress Them
In Second Life, there is a standard "typing sound" added when you are typing in open chat. This can be disruptive to live performances, so most performers and performance venues expect you to type with the typing sounds disabled. You can do this in two main ways:
- Start each line of open chat with "/", such as "/That was great!"
- Start each line with "/0", which does not display the "/" character