Aaron Paul Unmasked As Arcade Fire’s Coachella ‘Pope’ Guest
Written by Nastassia Baroni on 17th April, 2014
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Coachella regular Aaron Paul has been revealed as the man behind the massive Pope Francis bobblehead that appeared during Arcade Fire‘s closing weekend set. The band were also joined by another unknown guest who sported a giant Barack Obama head, but the identity of their second guest is as yet unknown.
Paul’s cover was blown via an Instagram post and news spread like wildfire when ever-vigilant fan Twitter account @ArcadeFireTube caught on. According to Consequence of Sound, the papier-mâché Pope head made its debut in Austin earlier this month, blessing the crowd during the band’s cover of Prince’s Controversy. It’s not yet known if Jesse Pinkman himself donned the disguise on that occasion as well.
In other notable Aracde Fire bobblehead related news The Strokes‘ Julian Casablancas hid under a giant mask that was made to look like Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler at Lollapalooza Argentina earlier this month. You can see Casablancas revealing his identity at the 1:29-minute mark in the video below.
Aaron Paul is a Coachella regular, having met his wife Lauren Parsekian, at the Southern California festival some years ago and this year was mentioned in a news story about celebrities making deals with sponsors willing to pay them to attend the event. He also further endeared the Internet world earlier this week when an image circulated the web showing him photobombing a couple at the fetsival with a excited thumbs-up pose.
Watch: Arcade Fire at Lollapalooza Argentina
— Arcade Fire tube (@ArcadeFiretube) April 15, 2014
Aaron Paul Photobomb via Reddit