Coachella resurrects Tupac for a 3D hologram performance

Tupac Hologram at Coachella

This certainly wasn’t the lineup originally advertised by Coachella. On Sunday night’s closing act to week one of the 2012 Coachella music festival, a hologram of the late Tupac Shakur joined Snoop Dogg seamlessly on stage as he performed “Hail Mary,” and  “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted.”

Shakur, who passed away for more than 15 years ago, rapped among other popular hip hop artists such as Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, and Wiz Khalifa. The display looks oddly realistic in a terribly creepy way. In his first few minutes of resurrection, he was even able to greet the festival goers and named Coachella in his acknowledgment. Wonder if we can 3D hologram me to the next SXSW or CES event so I don’t have to worry about the crowds, flying, and getting around town?

HologramTupac twitterFans were undoubtedly impressed by the performance, taking to Twitter to clamor about the twist guest artist who clearly stole the show with the hashtag #TupacBack. Naturally, it also didn’t take long for Twitter fans to come up with a @HologramTupac account.

With a lot of Tupac fans still around to support the late rapper, we wonder if hologram concerts will be the next big thing to keep music alive even when the artists have passed? Considering how realistic the hologram looked, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a hologram concert of The Beatles with the still very alive Paul McCartney leading the show. Who do you think could be next to get revived for a musical performance?

Watch the most-buzzed performance of the night in the video below. If he looks that real in video, we could imagine the in-person experience. Warning: Very not safe for work language.

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