It’s no doubt about it ,that Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2012 Weekend 1 will be the most talked about music festival for years to come.
This is why we must tip our hat to the whole production team respsonsible for the making of Coachella especially the behind the scenes “magicians”.
However the main dish to dinner was the stellar lineup and performances from the various artist , djs , back up dancers and musicians. Including the mind blowing set from Dre and Snoop Dogg featuring the resurrection of Tupac, as the saying goes ” you can’t keep a good man down “.
In case you couldn’t be there to catch the shows or was unable to view the live stream on youtube , below shows some photos and videos of the best guest performances from Weekend 1 of Coachella 2012:
Among some of the artist was the beautiful fashionista Rihanna ,in the mist of her performance she screamed to the crowd “Katy Perry! Make some noise for my main bitch in the house tonight!” who was clearly going bonkers over the amount of pop superpower in the Sahara tent at the same time. Watch RiRi’s full performance in the video below:
Childish Gambino’s broken foot did not get in the way of his exceptionable performance when he hit the main stage Saturday afternoon,he said, “I’m bouncin’ with a broken foot!” , but the injury hardly slowed him down.
The indefatigable rapper was so energetic onstage, it was entirely believable when he threatened, “I’m gonna break the other one!”
The highlight of of his extremely well-received set included “You Know Me,” when he brought out of-the-moment rappers Kendrick Lamar and Danny Brown onstage to help him ‘bounce’.
Peep some of the highlights of his performance below :
Azealia Banks was also a performer at Coachella, for those who are unfamiliar with her, you can check her out below.
Among the the singers and rappers also laid some of the top djs , German electro duo Modeselektor and David Guetta both threw a crazy set . But David added a twist to things when surprised guest Usher emerged to a smoke filled stage to perform Nothing But The Beat‘s “Without You”sending the crowd in a schitzy.
Watch Usher join Guetta on stage below:
To close off the first weekend of Coachella we head back to the main stage with the last performance coming from Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg’s incredible set which will be pretty hard for anyone to top.Featuring artists 50 cent, , images of Nate Dogg appeared on a screen in the background as Snoop performed ‘Ain’t No Fun, Wiz Khalifa , Emniem and Tupac . All these talented artist on one stage , unavailable isn’t it?
Peep below to witness Eminem’s amazing performance at coachella :
“What up, Coachella?” the shirtless, pants sagging MC asked the crowd before bouncing into the classic single “Hail Mary.”
Smith says that the company has the ability to visually recreate the dead. ”You can take their likenesses and voice,” he says. “[You] can take people that haven’t done concerts before or perform music they haven’t sung and digitally recreate it.”
“We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre’s vision to bring this back to life,” said Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the San Diego company that projected and staged the hologram. “It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life.”
According to a spokesperson for Dre, the lifelike image of Shakur was created by Hollywood effects house Digital Domain, the Oscar-winning CG factory that made CG images of Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Jeff Bridges in “TRON: Legacy,” Kevin Bacon in “X-Men: First Class” and Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” The virutal ‘Pac was the vision of Dre, who worked with his longtime partner Philip Atwell of Geronimo Productions and Dylan Brown of The Yard.
Smith said he wasn’t allowed to talk about the creative aspects of the production — including how the hologram was able to seemingly perform the set in synch with Snoop and whether all the vocals were ‘Pac’s — but he did say that his company has the ability to recreate long-dead figures and visually recreate them in the studio. “You can take their likenesses and voice and … take people that haven’t done concerts before or perform music they haven’t sung and digitally recreate it,” he said.
The hologram was the latest visual magic pulled off by AV, which is also behind the 2005 Grammys performance featuring Madonna and the holographic members of the Gorillaz, as well as holograms used in concert by Celine Dion and the Black Eyed Peas.
The Tupac hologram was several months in the planning and took nearly four months to create in a studio and though Smith was not able to reveal the exact price tag for the illusion, he said a comparable one could cost anywhere from $100,000 to more than $400,000 to pull off. “I can’t say how much that event cost, but I can say it’s affordable in the sense that if we had to bring entertainers around world and create concerts across the country, we could put [artists] in every venue in the country,” he said.
The life-size Tupac was amazingly realistic, down to the late rapper’s signature tattoos, Timberland boots, jewelry and movements, all of which were also recreated under the direction of Dre and his team.
If you did not catch the show or view the video peep it below after the jump