Da Funk


So last night Tom & I went to Keyspan Park (Coney Island) to see Daft Punk play.  I'm not one to blog about the concerts they go see, but this was so incredible it's worth mentioning.

Why so cool?  Well, the music was amazing, but the performance was even more spectacular.  It's all due to the stage (note that all the following photos come from Flickr; they're a melange from shows in Chile, England and the U.S.).

First, the duo comes out playing in the midst of a pyramid:

The stage appears to simply be a pyramid surrounded by a latticework of LEDs.  However, then it turns out that there's a shimmering LED screen behind them:

Then it turns out that the pyramid doesn't just glow, it can also display simple TRON-like animations:

But wait - there's more: it turns out that the Daft Punk suits glow!  They're rimmed with some sort of light source.  It's unreal: the duo no longer looks human and, in the darkness, seem to have become simple line animations.

And then the pyramid starts displaying photos:

Finally, as the guys step off stage they reveal that their names on their backs glow:

Unreal time.  If you ever get a chance to see them, run, cheat, beg, borrow, lie or steal to see the show...


Friday, August 10, 2007

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