According to several sources, Coachella Night 2 was dominated by the festival’s youngest and oldest artists.
Billie Eilish, the festival’s youngest-ever headliner, put up a terrific, history-making performance.
The shirtless 68-year-old Danny Elfman, on the other hand, performed a half-dozen Oingo Boingo songs — several for the first time since the 1980s — as well as high-octane versions of his film and television work. The latter included a “unhinged hardcore remake” of his Simpsons theme, the Spider-Man main title, “Breakfast Machine” from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, “Ice Dance/The Grand Finale” from Edward Scissorhands, “Alice’s Theme” from Alice in Wonderland, “Jack’s Lament/This Is Halloween/This?” What’s from The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as his Batman theme and “Jack
“A bizarre little show,” Elfman promised at the start. However, by unleashing a guitar-heavy assault on Oingo Boingo tracks like “Only a Lad,” “Just Another Day,” and “Dead Man’s Party,” and then conducting a full symphony through his four decades of film work, he most certainly delivered on that promise.
Lyndsey Parker of Yahoo commented, “It was a really odd, downright nutty show indeed,” yet it was far from “small.”
Below is a video of his rendition of the Simpsons theme song, which includes big-screen animation from the show, as well as a little of “Dead Man’s Party.”