Arcade Fire trolls Coachella with “Daft Punk” appearance

on April 21, 2014, 1:55am

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.


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Carlos Morgan
April 23, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Arcade Fire mixed the best of rock with the worst of the hip hop culture. When have we heard of rock bands criticizing other genres? It is plain stupid and shameful.

April 22, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Damm these kids are fucking dumb. You can obviously tell it’s not daft punk.. This generation is dumb.

April 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

My first response wto my friend was “That’s not Daft Punk” and I don’t even listen to Daft Punk, it was so obvious it was not them, the song, the intro, Win asking What the F is this? LOL Everyone was running and screaming and freaking out. Way more excited for those two “DJs” than the real band playing, who are phemominal musicians, who play real instruments.

April 21, 2014 at 11:52 am

It’s a shame people actually believed it was Daft Punk…

Scott Stapp
April 21, 2014 at 3:38 am

its a shame that being able to tweet or “check in” that their there is more important then seeing any of the acts to 70% of the festival goers. (Stats pulled from your asshole.)

April 22, 2014 at 6:03 pm

So true… sad that everyone has a phone out rather than actually focusing on the musicians….

John Butler
April 21, 2014 at 2:22 am

the sad, sad moment when you called Daft Punk ‘DJs’…fire the writer.

Jorge Alonso
April 21, 2014 at 3:54 am

listen to the Alive 2007 album and stfu


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