The Tupac hologram at Coachella overshadowed the performances of other musicians like Rihanna, who was quick to tweet her reaction to the rapper’s resurrection. So was she disturbed or delighted by his appearance?
Some musicians probably had mixed feelings about the hologramÂ—after all, not every artist out there would embrace the thought of their likeness being used after their death. However, maybe modern-day singers might start including hologram clauses in their wills after marveling at how realistic Pac looked. Being immortalized through music and film is great and all, but now celebs could perform concerts forever.
Katy Perry and Rihanna are two celebs who loved the Coachella hologram, with RiRi tweeting this: “#TupacBACK #unbelievable #IWASTHERE #STORY4myGrandKidz.” Her pal Katy was also attending the music festival and was equally impressed, writing that she almost cried when she saw the performance.
Singers like Katy Perry and Rihanna should start taking an interest in the technology that was used to bring Tupac back to life, because it could prove to be a game changer for them. Of course they could use it like Snoop Dogg did by bringing a deceased musician back to life for a duetÂ—maybe RiRi would purposely try to cause controversy by performing with a Whitney Houston hologram or something. Or perhaps Katy could use it in a different wayÂ—she could always have her own digital Russell Brand created to rage against onstage.
But musicians could also use the technology to stage concerts that they don’t even have to attendÂ—their see-through clones could perform for crowds in stadiums all over the world, almost making it like they could be multiple places at once (but of course fans would pay a reduced price since they wouldn’t be getting the real thing). The singer’s holograms could walk down the aisles and fly over crowds, so they might even make for a better performance. Katy Perry has her own 3D concert movie in the works, so she’d probably love to try doing a hologram show Â—her Katy clones could even inhabit vivid, ever-changing hologram worlds throughout their performances.
So what do you thinkÂ—will the technology used at Coachella completely change the music game?
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