Saturday, August 04, 2007
Caren Explains: Dancing to Daft Punk
One huge oversight on my part when gearing up for Lollapalooza was Daft Punk.
The French duo is one of the most popular and successful electronic acts ever to grace the Earth. They made house music that you know and love, even if you don't know that you know and love Daft Punk songs. Kanye West loves them so much he's sampled them in his new single, "Stronger." Etc etc etc.
I caught the set by LCD Soundsystem before Daft Punk, which was pretty killer to see, especially since James Murphy looks nothing like he sounds. They performed "Daft Punk is Playing at My House," which Murphy noted was interesting, but not ironic.
Daft Punk has rarely been seen out of costume, not since the mid 90s anyway.
Lollapalooza became a big dance party when they took the stage atop a pyramid-like structure. It was a frenzy, really. Everyone sang along to "One More Time," celebrating as they should. White Boy Dancing was acceptable for this limited time only. The man next to me was dancing like a gorilla screaming, "I'M FROM BARCELONA!", while two girls in front of me were decked out as if they were going clubbing.
Here's some great video from YouTube... watch it and be amazed by the light displays... (Facebook Note readers, go to the original post)
Opening, courtesy of tacvbo
"Technologic," courtesy of Shoegazzzer
"Face to Face," courtesy of Shoegazzzzer
Encore, courtesy of wrightaliesin