There's an article that was just posted on the LA Times Music Blog concerning the Tupac hologram and it explains how it was just a one time performance for Coachella.
Also: Just wanted to thank the OP and everyone else who posted links to Snoop and Dre videos in this thread leading up to Weekend 1. I knew of both these artists but I had no idea what their standout tracks were. Just a great time and a thousand times more fun than the Gorillaz set from the last Coachella I attended in 2010."It was strictly for Coachella. Get it right. I want to get rid of all the rumors out there. This was not done for a tour," Dre said in the short video, which you can watch here. "If a tour happens, we'll see. This was done strictly for Coachella 2012. Just for you."
LOL that article doesn't change anything. He says "If a tour happens, we'll see."
you usually don't spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for just 2 performances.
backing track, many rappers use them. rapping live is difficult due to all the movement and breath control required to keep the flow going, so they have a little help. he was rapping over it for the most part, though. only time you probably really noticed it was when he had to take a breath in.
Last edited by JustSteve; 04-23-2012 at 10:14 AM.
He had "doubled" his vocals, especially in choruses or any time he's using the "slim shady voice", for a long time. This isn't the first time he has caught flack for it. Sometimes the timing is just off and his attempt to sound more powerful backfires on him.
So basically the girl who just came to my house and said there was a Nate Dogg Hologram was too fucked up to tell the difference between the LED screen tribute to Nate and the tupac holo?
Please say yes because I don't like her and I really don't want to have missed anything such as Nate Dogg Holo.
I'm betting that somewhere in the weekend 1 crowd, someone on all sorts of drugs looked at the Tupac hologram and proclaimed, "HE. IS. ALIVE."
And Monko: it was Tupac again. I didn't see Dre and Snoop the first weekend, but my friend who was with me did, she said even the banter in between songs was exactly the same, it was an identical performance.
I like how on the printed setlist they have actual lines for "interaction with audience"
my friend actually thought it WAS Tupac for a moment, he told me (wasn't on drugs)
*CROWD KINDA CHEERS, NOT REALLY SURE WHAT TO DO*
NAH NAH NAH FUCK THAT COACHELLA! I SAID, 'SHOW SOME LOVE FOR MY ***** TUPAC'.
girl in audience not paying attention - 'but Tupac is Dead...'
laughter explodes from all sides
Was the stage banter really scripted? The delivery sounded a little stilted in places during weekend 1, and I remember joking with a friend at the time that it sounded like Snoop was reading from a David Mamet gone hip-hop script, but I still think it's kind of hilarious/amazing/sad that they actually scripted the stage banter.
Yeah that part was foreign to me as well.
5/12 - Acid Mothers Temple - Casbah
5/13 OoOoOo - Soda Bar
5/19 Black Angels / Hanni El Khatib - Belly Up
5/29 Junip - Troubadour
5/30 John Talabot - Echoplex
6/2 Bjork - Hollywood Palladium
Glad that hologram isn't going to be a tour. Also, the backstage area looks really nice.
Oh but make sure to go through every thread first and bitch at everyone posting videos of their experience (and call them all "twats") because other people have already posted videos or because you yourself already saw the show. /rollseyes
Get off your high horse, and take all your groupthink fan boys on the Coachella board with you (or at least the 3 who 'lolz' at everything you say). I'll keep recording shows and getting setlists to share with people, you keep trying to win at the internetz.