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Reliving Jeff Goldblum's Coachella campground concert via Funny or Die [Video]

April 21, 2011 |  2:54 pm


We didn't quite believe it either at first. But as he sat at a piano and addressed a crowd of sunburned onlookers last Saturday in Indio, we suddenly realized we were witnessing an epic celebrity cameo at the Coachella campground. 

 "Hello, my name is Jeff Goldblum, and we're gonna play a little music for you."

Taking the scorching tent city by surprise, Goldblum and his jazz band, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, unleashed 90 minutes of pure bebop bravado. We soon learned that Goldblum's impromptu performance would be used as fodder for a skit on comedy website Funny or Die. Attempting to align Goldblum's performance with the likes of the Woodstock or the Beatles playing Shea Stadium, FoD presents the show as a legendary slice of history that fans will never forget. But, then, how could they?

The video was posted today on the website's homepage. For those lucky enough to witness this flash of comedic brilliance, this was easily one Coachella you want to relive. For those who were busy wolfing down $4 churros or watching Foals at the Mojave tent, time to see what you missed.


Jeff Goldblum (yes, Jeff Goldblum) and his jazz orchestra shock the Coachella campground

-- Nate Jackson