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Coachella 2012: Tupac Hologram, Creepy or Cool?

6 years ago by Reg Seeton

The spirit of Tupac Shakur was alive at Coachella 2012 this past weekend after a hologram of the late rapper rose from the stage to perform for the crowd.

On Sunday at Coachella 2012, Tupac Shakur was projected as a hologram on stage to perform with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. One of the most amazing events ever at Coachella, the Tupac hologram kept the spirit of Shakur alive when the image of the late rapper rose from the stage to interact with the crowd, kicking things of with “what’s up?” before performing on stage with Snoop Dogg and singing “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”.

Although many fans had a cool “holy sh**!” moment when they saw the hologram of Tupac, the image of Shakur also felt somewhat creepy (albeit momentarily) to others given how the rapper died in 1996 after being gunned down in Las Vegas.

On Monday we received a flurry of e-mails that spoke to both sentiments of cool and creepy from those who saw Tupac perform on stage at Coachella. Even the barista at a nearby Starbucks this morning sounded off on the Tupac hologram, saying the video was both creepy and cool.

One reader of The Deadbolt wrote, “Was in the crowd at Coachella! Seeing Tupac on stage felt like I was in some other weird dimension. It was amazing!!!!”

On the other side of the Coachella fence, another reader was a bit more apprehensive. “The hologram of Tupac was REALLY creepy. I didn’t know what to think. I was a bit freaked out at first. By the time it was over, I didn’t care. It was cool but I was still really creeped out.”

Thanks to the wonders of technology, the image of Tupac was projected on stage as a three-dimensional hologram. The days of wondering “wouldn’t it be cool if …” are over.

From out standpoint, the Tupac hologram at Coachella was undoubtedly cool. Creepy? Sure. But props to Dre and Snoop for wowing the Coachella crowd with a one of a kind experience.

So, now we ask you guys:

Is the Tupac hologram creepy or cool?

What do you think?

Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!
  • Josh18

    It amazingly cool!! This stuff changes the game completely. The question is… would you pay $150 to see a full blown hologram concert? Possibilities are endlessly cool!!!!