This past weekend, thousands and thousands of attractively dressed Instagram hashtag abusers rushed to the desert of Indio to willfully dehydrate themselves in a united effort to save California from its drought. Either that or Coachella happened. Here's a photo diary of one of the biggest music buffets in America.
Coachella. Glastonbury. Bonnaroo. The Grammys. You name the music festival, Marcus Haney has somehow snuck into it. He makes fake passes, pretends to be the press, jump fences and does anything he can to get in and has somehow made friends with famous bands and shot their album covers. Here's the movie trailer for his…
Last Friday Outkast reunited at Coachella for their first performance since 2002, opening with the 154 bpm banger "B.O.B." Their reception was mixed at best, but the performance was undoubtedly historic. And of all songs to lead with, they chose one of the fastest and most aggressive.
This was the view that some lucky campers woke up to this past weekend at Coachella, the music and art festival that continues next weekend in Indio, California. 53 teepees were hand-painted by artist Teale Hathaway and rented as luxury accommodations starting at $2200. [Coachella]
There might not be a hologram Tupac at Coachella this year, but once again, YouTube will be streaming the whole first weekend of the annual music festival.
We already knew that the Tupac Hologram wasn't really a hologram but actually just a modern regurgitation of the old mid-19th century trick known as "Pepper's Ghost". If you were confused on how that illusion worked, be confused no more! Here it is.
Oh Pac, you've duped us once again. It turns out that disquieting hologram burning its way across Coachella and the entire internet wasn't an actual hologram at all: just a reflection using a 19th century magician's tricks.
Given that we live in an era when Japanese pop groups build synthetic singers using preexisting members' facial features, this shouldn't be all that surprising. At the Coachella Music Festival last night, Tupac Shakur — who has been dead for almost 15 years — was resurrected by means of an unnervingly realistic…
If you were curious as to how a dead Tupac and Nate Dogg were going to "perform" at Coachella, well, here it is. Not looking a day over 25, the digitally created Tupac Shakur hologram acknowledged the Coachella crowd and rapped two of his songs.
Remember the time David Spade exploited the fond dead memories of Chris Farley for that stupid DirecTV ad? Sort of? Well, this is worse! TMZ reports Nate Dogg will play Coachella from beyond the grave. As a hologram.
I can't remember the last time I noticed anything about a stage, versus the people performing on it. Had I been at this year's Coachella, I certainly would have (mind-addling drugs aside)—the thing was a rumbling LED supernova.
The reality of any concert today is that your vision is probably going to be blocked by hundreds (or thousands) of assholes holding up cameras and phones to capture an event they're already attending IRL. Fine. But with an iPad?
The Coachella Music Festival is going on RIGHT NOW. And according to LA Weekly, Coachella is trying to foil gate crashers by covering the top rail in grease. When you grab the fence, your hands will presumably slip and you'll fall on your ass. Maybe some EXTREME Simple Green will help? [LA Weekly via Daily Swarm]
Giant music festivals are awesome, but wouldn't it be nice if you could just hover above without any of the packing or mud-caked feet? This tilt-shifted video gives a stellar vantage point, and makes it all look so damn cute.