Earlier in the year, Burning Man’s “other” Nevada regional featured Daft Punk.
They did a trial run, even writing a guest post on this blog about it…and then decided they needed to do it One More Time.
At the Burning Man Facebook Group, Burners tried to make sense of it all…https://twitter.com/TheFestivalGuy/status/639687522960961536
Whether it was some dudes in helmets playing a CD, or a cover band, or the real Daft Punk – can we all just agree to move past this “joke” now? It was never funny.
It was a great show. I even got VIP bracelets for my whole crew.
There were TWO Daft Punks on Wednesday night: one that started at around 12:45 and another that started at 2pm (which seems to be the one you guys have video of here.) What are the odds of that? We somehow managed to catch a lot of the first one and a little bit of the second one. I think the one at 12:45 was AMAZING, and a lot more convincing. Look at them:
The video you provided is the “Daft Punk” that we saw.
I tell people that we either saw Daft Punk or we got Daft Punked. Either way, we had an incredible time!
What made it funnier/more enjoyable in that moment was that I was telling the virgin friends I was with earlier that week not to believe anyone that tells you Daft Punk is playing at the trash fence; it’s a 6 year on-going joke that a lot of virgins tend to believe. We ended up in deep playa that night without a thought of Daft Punk in our minds, which made the whole thing that much sillier when we arrived.
Thanks for the video!
Photo credits are for vincent king gutierrez for the black guy w dreads at daft punk skeleton. I took the photo.
Thank you, I have updated it
My camp last year was “Draft Punk” and we had the helmets, played their music and gave out free beer all week at a bar at our camp site that was surrounded by trash fence. The camp was there again this year and intended to play out at the trash fence one night so, could have been them. 🙂
I object to your use of the term “Trash.” I know some Trash, and it’s not right to refer to them in the context of using a fence to keep them out. If the NV burn was free, it would not be an issue. Besides, most of them do NOT like Daft Punk. …Well, maybe they do, but that’s not the point.
Oh look, a squirrel!!…
The word is these day even daft punk no longer likes daft punk, now if someone would get skrillex a haircut and a day job…. and give kanye a heavy dose of permanent tetanus lockjaw…. then things would be on the upswing
…and more LIVE polka music!!
oompah polka > oomph oomph oomph EDM
OK. Compromise: EPM
It was not daft punk. It was two Playa djs, well known, dressed up and
Playing daft punk music. Funny still.
Sure looked like a skeleton to me.
Can we all just agree to move past this “joke” now? It was never funny. It really wasn’t, not to mention daft punk sucks.
And can we all move on from EDM noise. rap crap and DJs too? Time to go back to real music. Lets start requiring some (real actual) talent to be had to make money in the “sounds for sale game”. (it hasn’t been the “music business” for a while)(there hasn’t been much real music for a while now)
THE EMPEROR IS NAKED! THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES ON!!
I am happy to hear more and more other people feeling this way. I hear these sentiments being echoed from the swing dance camps to the drum camps and further, people are sick of the pulsing oompfh oompfh ooopmfh
Well then, you’re getting your way. Why complain?
Yes, YES, YES! More LIVE polka music!!
It was funny. And I laughed at the skeleton believer.
Ever notice how there’s never any trash around the trash fence?
How else can they delineate the Pentagon that contains the pentagrams? Oh yeah, and keep people out ?
Too many veteran burners. Not enough virgins and EDM ravers. The Borg is working on it.
There was better trash last year!