Tupac Shakur died in 1996, still his memories remains intact in million peoples heart. Last weekend at the Coachella music festival a hologram made it possible for him to perform live with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, although just a digital resurrection the hologram looked and performed like a real one. Some said it was not a hologram rather it was an optical illusion but whatever it was, everyone enjoyed the presentation.
The attempt to bring Tupac’s performance to the festival was a collaboration work of James Cameron’s Digital Domain, Dr. Dre’s production company, hologram-imaging companies like AV Concepts and U.K.-based Musion Systems. This is not the first holographic performance of a music artist on stage but it is no doubt, the best one. Some sources say that it would have costed $100,000 to over $400,000 to create the hologram but the original outlay is not out until now.
Before the show there were rumors that Tupac is going to show up and everybody thought of some illusion. But when the hologram was played it was difficult to believe Tupac was dead, as it looked like a real person. Coachella organizers granted Snoop Dogg with a blank check for such a grand entertainment show. At the end of the show, the hologram exploded into a light show.
In future many more holographic performances are expected to come on-stage, with many more exciting features. There are rumors that all the details of working of the hologram will be revealed soon.