In April 2012, 2Pac put on one of the most memorable performances of his entire career. Even though he had been dead for more than 15 years, he came back to "life" during a Coachella concert that featured him performing as a hologram. It was, in a word, amazing. The fact that we could sit back and watch 'Pac perform and run through a bunch of songs with Snoop Dogg was almost too good to be true.
Since then, it feels like everyone has turned to holograms to put on shows. Wu-Tang Clan performed alongside a hologram of Ol' Dirty Bastard. M.I.A. and Janelle Monae used holograms to perform together even though they were thousands of miles apart (and alive). And most recently, Michael Jackson stole the show at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.
But because they've been done to death now, holograms are starting to become old news and we're past the point of being amazed by them anymore. With that in mind, here are 7 reasons why it's time to stop having artist holograms put on performances.