Or, to be more exact, Coachella is now on a boat. After the massive success of its two-weekend format this summer, the popular music festival is expanding to two different cruise ship tours this December: a three-day trip around the Bahamas and a four-day trip around Jamaica. Each cruise's lineup features the headliners Pulp and Hot Chip, DJ sets by Girl Talk and James Murphy (formerly of LCD Soundsystem), hip-hop mainstays El-P and Killer Mike, indie rock favorites Sleigh Bells and Black Lips, and more.
As exciting as it might sound, it's gonna cost ya: 500 bucks per person if you don't mind squeezing into a four-person cabin (and that's the cheapest option). But the cost of admission includes lodging, food (but not the alcohol) and the chance to be on a pretty big boat. The cruise ship even hosts a half-acre lawn of grass, just in case you miss the sweet feel of the earth. Heck, who needs college tuition anyway?
"Reanimated corpse" isn't entirely accurate. It's actually a hologram of the late, great West-coast rapper, which gave a surprise performance to finish off the first week of Coachella 2012. This proves that (a) industry executives can own your body as well as your soul, and (b) '90s nostalgia has gotten WAY out of hand.
When a holographic version of Tupac performed live at Coachella, the stage wizardry proved a little too realistic for some. Just wait until they do the same for Biggie.