Arcade Fire Troll Coachella Audience With Help Of Daft Punk
Written by Greg Moskovitch on 22nd April, 2014
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Since Arcade Fire started on their current album cycle for 2013's Reflektor, tricks and mistaken identity has been a running theme of their performances. From a bait-and-switch Brooklyn gig, to an impostor band at Big Day Out, and now they’ve managed to punk an entire Coachella crowd.
Social media exploded on Sunday night when the Montreal art-rockers kicked off their scheduled headlining performance with a rendition of Daft Punk‘s Get Lucky and an appearance from two white-suited figures in pristine robot helmets, who stood shielded in a DJ booth for the performance.
While Coachella 2014 has been rife with guest stars and cameos, with everyone from Beyonce to Justin Bieber making an appearance, the “very special guests” that Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler brought up front may well have been notable musicians, but they certainly weren’t Daft Punk.
Of course that didn’t stop a lot of Coachella punters from going home thinking they’d just witnessed an onstage collaboration between Arcade Fire and Daft Punk, just check out some of the evidence below. According to The Hollywood Reporter, AF’s set did feature a guest spot from Beck.
Arcade Fire brought out Daft Punk. I almost died.
— Sarah Mendoza (@sarahrm24) April 21, 2014
DAFT PUNK JUST CAME OUT WITH FKN ARCADE FIRE!!! #COACHELLA
— Sharon Avila (@lalasdfghjkl) April 21, 2014
At the Disclosure set, just saw massive amounts ppl run to Arcade Fire set as Daft Punk sang lil bit of Get Lucky. Holy moly coachella
— Brook Taylor (@HSUSgirl) April 21, 2014
OMG DAFT PUNK IS HERE WITH ARCADE FIRE
— little melissa (@melissabov) April 21, 2014
Daft punk coming out with arcade fire was the perfect way to end this weekend
— anniqueandstuff (@WhatAnniqueSaid) April 21, 2014
Rad, Daft Punk just showed up for a quick guest appearance during arcade fire's set #coachella
— Paul Tao (@paultao) April 21, 2014
The Internet is breaking: Daft Punk (might have idk) just joined Arcade Fire on stage at Coachella???
— Andrew (@mcnutters) April 21, 2014
— Hipster Jon (@PhantomSwami11) April 21, 2014
no one thought it was cute or funny, arcade fire, when your "special guest" in daftpunk helmets turned out to be… you. #coachella2014
— Jennifer A Jones (@jonesjennifera) April 21, 2014
— Joyce Lai (@JoysNoize) April 21, 2014