Activision threw one of the most ridiculous E3 parties I’ve ever been to. First off, the company held it at the Staples Center — you know…that place where the Celtics are going to beat the Lakers later today. Secondly, the sheer amount of talent that performed was frickin’ crazy! Kicking things off DJ Hero 2 style were Z-Trip, deadmau5, and David Guetta. Usher was next with his smooth voice and slick dancing (and numerous backup dancers).
Tony Hawk was supposed to perform, but there were issues with the half-pipe, so he just skated by and talked about Tony Hawk: Shred (not Tony Hawk: Shrek). The highlight of the night for me was a two-song set by Jane’s Addiction. Maynard James Keenan (Tool and A Perfect Circle) performed Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” with a choir. Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell totally rocked a somber version of “Black Hole Sun” with an orchestra. A dancer performed on a pole that was at least 50 feet high! N.E.R.D. had a great set that promoted True Crime: Hong Kong. This was followed by Rhea, a protege of Pharell Williams.
Eminem closed out the show with a handful of songs, accompanied by Travis Barker (Blink-182) on drums and joined by Rhianna for a song. Think about all the talent that performed! Incredible, hey? Most of my friends were at a Capcom party and I missed them, but this Activision party is something I’ll remember forever. (I do have other thoughts on this spectacle as a verbal entertainer and someone thinking about ATVI shareholders…but that’s a story for later.) Enjoy these pics and stay tuned for some videos!
Look kids! It’s deadmau5!!!
Usher puts on such a great show. He’s a true “performer”.
I totally marked out for Dave Navarro during this excellent set by Jane’s Addiction.
Watching this woman climb a 50-foot poll was entertaining and scary at the same time.
Eminem closed the show with authority.
5 thoughts on “E3 2010 Party Pics: Activision Takes Over the Staples Center”
Wow. That pole dancer is just ridiculous.
i cant even tell you how awesome that maynard/janes addiction collaboration must have been….totally jealous…props to activision
Bohemian Rhapsody with a choir, and Black Hole Sun with an orchestra would be some performances I would love to see. Especially that second one.
Thanks for clarifying the Tony Hawk: Shred, lol. That goes together better than Tony Hawk and Shrek.
Well, the ONLY good thing about being an evil company is that they throw a hell of a party.
(see what I did there?)
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