We may think of staging as recorded practice with purpose. As if we were to stage & the audience to be there all through out, all along there to witness the improving practice, the solidifying yet evolving purpose of the stage as it grows, as it is being set. Fluid & dynamic, we may think of staging in this way. Incredibly important. The stage is incredibly important. The show which lasts a minute, although brilliant but improvisational, with no practice, no staging–just use of the stage as it exists (e.g. the internet’s stage)–will end after that minute is over. It will end & the show will end. Because there was no staging. Ah the staging! Imagine you there on stage. On the paneled wooden floor with items scattered about & across. A chair here. An amp over there. Books and boxes and text and things about across and around the stage. It’s an active place. There’s no dust. You’ve been active. You’ve been moving and gathering and sitting. Speaking and playing and crying. Out from the stage you can see nothing but blackness. It is so dark, so black, blacker than #000, the moment the edge’s floor ends marks the space in which you cannot see further. Neither can you see nor can you hear what is beyond. You know something exists out there. You know it is fluid & dynamic, and potentially human. Everything done so far quite possibly, could possibly have been done before someone(s). From the very beginning, from the moment you arrived with the things, to the moment right now has been recorded and kept, and open to viewing. But see this is why staging is so important! All those items on stage–they take considerable time to gather and sort and make use of and practice with and get ready for and to create the space of your act. Without this preparation there is no legacy. There is too much information right now to achieve legacy without staging. Fame yes, short or long lived, but legacy no, not without. Days after virality has hit, the hit changes to a weight from all the new things already more recent, which the 3 day old thing now rests underneath. It is so sad to see the famed cling to that thing days or months or years ago. Clearly there was no staging for them, for it(s). They had no time. There only being one item, one act, & it was over, for them or for us. To conclude, virality is easy and leads to fame. Staging is difficult & leads to legacy. How do we know the difference? Is it creating for an audience or is it creating for a well-done stage? I don’t want to think about it anymore.