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Finland celebrated May Day by throwing a massive VR concert

May Day is a real cause for celebration in Finland, but since the country is practicing social distancing in hopes of slowing the spread of coronavirus, many in-person celebrations had to be put on hold.

In an attempt to unite Finland’s population, however, the country carried out a remote May Day celebration. Thanks to help from popular rap stars, JVG, and Helsinki-based virtual reality studio, Zoan, residents were able to celebrate May Day by watching the virtual concert shown above.

According to a press release, the musical event was inspired by “the success of gigs in gaming platform Fortnite.” Viewers, or virtual attendees, were even able to choose their own avatars and interact with the rappers using “gestures, applause, and emojis.” Read more…

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