Daft Punk – One More Time

Daft Punk was a blast! We both had a fantastic time on Sunday evening, here are some snapshots we took between dancing:

Sonya’s comments:

By the time we had arrived at the festival, it was well and truly packed. People of all different shapes, sizes and ages were there. There were the teenagers with their Alive 2007 shirts and beer in hand, the ravers with their giant furry pink leg warmers and the geeky 20 something year olds who had obviously been waiting for this for a long time. One thing was clear, the anticipation in the crowd was enormous and by the time the two robots appeared on stage, the audience was going wild.

Daft Punk played for about 1 hour, and then came out again for an encore (after the crowd had started chanting to the tune of Da Funk). I particularly liked the end when the duo turned around leaving the audience with a view of “Daft Punk” lit up on the back of their jackets – it was too cute!

The show left me with bizarre sense of happiness. Whether it was the messages of being “Human” and “Together” being sprawled across the stage screens or Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love” being played immediately after the show (causing everyone to embrace each other in togetherness), I’m not sure. All I can say is Daft Punk are very good at doing what they do.

Travis’ comments:

It is no doubt that the light show was the most impressive setup I have ever experienced. However, I was really there for the music and I was left a little disappointed. The set was exactly the same as their set back in Coachella April 2006, almost 2 years ago. I am aware that synchronising the lighting with an improvised set wouldn’t achieve the same visual experience, however, I would have liked some surprises thrown in to mix things up.

The highlight of the show was Sonya’s scream when Something About Us was played gaining a lot of stares from those around us.

I did have a lot of fun and hope to see Daft Punk again in the future (minus the pyramid light show).

Daft Punk – Nevereverland

Tomorrow, the French house robots known as Daft Punk will be on the Perth Esplanade’s grassy lawns for their Nevereverland tour. Guess which two lucky people will be attending?

Travis and I bought tickets as soon as they were released, and now – only less than a day to go! We can hardly contain our excitement.

Initially, Travis was keen on making our own robot costumes. I dismissed this idea, noting it would be too hot in the middle of December to wear such outfits. Unfortunately, tomorrow’s forecast is “cloudy, with rain periods – max 22”. Oh well!

Recently, I re-watched Interstella 555, an animation film featuring the Discovery(2001) Daft Punk album (a particular favourite).

A few months ago, in eager anticipation, Travis and I watched Electroma, a film produced by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo. Somewhere between Sci-fi and indie/arthouse, much of the film is delivered through vivid imagery and centered around themes of existence, and loneliness. I enjoyed this, as it gave a bit more insight into the Daft Punk persona.

So now, the world of the two robots finally come to Perth. Along with their myriad of light effects. And there will be twenty thousand Perthians to greet them, including us.