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Five Meter "Grand" at Disneyland 60th anniversary show (Read 1206 times)

Offline indianajo

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Five Meter "Grand" at Disneyland 60th anniversary show
« on: February 23, 2016, 12:56:50 AM »
Did anybody see Elton John play piano on the Disneyland Sixtieth Anniversary Show on ABC TV 2/21/16?
The "piano" was red and looked about five meters long.  It had a big prominent Yamaha logo on the front.
The sound was okay for TV recorded outdoors.  Nothing to write home about.  EJ played a greatest hit and some piece new and interesting to me at the end of the show.
So what was that instrument? Was anybody there in the crowd? Was it an electronic keyboard in a five meter long case?  I put my thumb up to the screen and measured the case at about three EJ's (tall) long!  The top wasn't up to show strings, of course. 
Disneyland hypes up everything to "better than real", but this was a new front in Fantasyland in my experience.   

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Re: Five Meter "Grand" at Disneyland 60th anniversary show
«Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 03:50:08 PM »

it didn't sound acoustic... although if someone were going to string a piano 5 meters long I would put my money on the big Dis to pull it off.  Unless that box is climate controlled...which I am sure it is...can you imagine the tuning issues with that much string-age OUTSIDE? oh man...   but imagine the low-end power...Wow!!!

funny how the  Disney parks have such incredible long-throw speakers and perfectly designed acoustics--but when they broadcast... B- at best...lol.