This morning on WNYC's Marketplace the CEO of Netflix was discussing the future of movie watching (to paraphrase..."live streaming on your retina....think about a song and it starts playing in your head for 1 cent...").
When asked what his favorite way to watch movies he replied, (to paraphrase), "Live. In the theater. Especially comedies. You can hear everyone laughing together."
BRILLIANT! because even the CEO of NETFLIX knows that it's about the communal experience!!
And the communal experience is what (most) live art is about.
Thank you Mr. Netflix for reminding us to get out of our living rooms and into the larger public sphere to experience art tooooogether.