Over the last two weekends, we’ve seen a host of special guests take the stage at Coachella, everyone from Jay Z to Beyonce to Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. But leave it to Arcade Fire to fulfill the wish of every festival attendee by bringing out Daft Punk to kick off their Sunday night headlining performance. Or, not.
The Robots in question donned Daft Punk’s Grammys attire and signature helmets, and stood behind a DJ booth to slow-jam “Get Lucky”. The only problem? As you can see in the video clips below, there was no real button pushing, nor were the two DJs the same height or weight as the real McCoy. Win Butler also reportedly referred to them as Phat Dunk.
Instead, chalk this up as a hilarious bit of trolling perfectly executed by Butler. Case in point, plenty of Coachella attendees probably still think they saw Daft Punk tonight.
Daft punk coming out with arcade fire was the perfect way to end this weekend—
anniqueandstuff (@WhatAnniqueSaid) April 21, 2014
DAFT PUNK IS PLAYING WITH ARCADE FIRE AT COACHELLA.—
Landon VanBuskirk (@LandonVanBus) April 21, 2014
OMG DAFT PUNK IS HERE WITH ARCADE FIRE—
little melissa (@melissabov) 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
Arcade Fire brought out Daft Punk. I almost died.—
Sarah Mendoza (@sarahrm24) April 21, 2014