On the final night of Coachella 2012's first weekend, a rapper was "ressurected." A lifelike two-dimensional projection of Tupac Shakur performed "Hail Mary" and "2 of Amerika'z Most Wanted" alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, an event which quickly became a topic of conversation across the world.
Now, Dr. Dre is hinting at taking the technology on tour, opening up an interesting – and odd – new chapter in music history, bringing with it the possibility for other deceased artists to be recreated in the same way. Here's what people are saying about the prospect of a "Tupac Ressurection Tour"...
Rumors of hologram Tupac going on tour?... Obi better be there too, cause there ain't notin' like a Jedi party— Bia Isa Mac (@biabiaaa) April 17, 2012
Futurama is going to have to rethink this whole 'head in a jar' thing now that Hologram Tupac's going on tour. #BendAid— Leigh(@UvulaJones) April 17, 2012
Tupac hologram may go on tour with Snoop and Dre. We are officially living in the future.— Sweet Bee (@serataru) April 17, 2012
If they put hologram #Tupac on tour, I bet it will be sold out everywhere. That's like paying to watch TV or old music videos.— V I A Aholelei-Aonga (@90sClassAkt) April 17, 2012
If Tupac must go on tour as a hologram, at least give the money to some worthwhile cause he'd believe in...— Rachel Holland (@RachelVHolland) April 17, 2012
If they did a tour with that Tupac hologram, I would go in a heartbeat. Still cant believe how real it looked.— Jared DaRosa (@TheGooseMasta) April 17, 2012
I realize that the Tupac hologram is creepy, but if they got a Lisa "Left-eye" hologram for a TLC reunion tour I would be all over that.— Sarah Kurrus (@skurrus) April 17, 2012
Now apparently tupac hologram to go on tour with Dre and Snoop, it was interesting as a one off, now its getting tacky.— Gomolemo Lebanna (@GomoLeb) April 17, 2012
#Hollogramtupac might go on tour nice...B.I.G's hologram's gonna weigh twice that of tupac once his is made— William Moswana (@Williamdaddy) April 17, 2012
Building on success at Coachella, Tupac hologram reportedly going on tour with 80's rockers Jem and the Holograms.— Mark Anspach (@mark_anspach) April 17, 2012
I'm pretty sure the Tupac Hologram on tour was predicted in a William Gibson or Don DeLillo novel.— Jonathan Wald (@jonathanwald) April 17, 2012