Gerlach, NV (CB) – While you can be certain you’ll be hearing ‘Get Lucky’ and the golden throated voice of Giorgio Morodor all over the playa this year, will the French electronic duo actually perform at Burning Man for the first time since 2002?
The answer is almost certainly a qualified ‘wee’. After having passed on the opportunity to expand their customer base at Burning Man 2011, Consumption Blog believes Daft Punk has been slowly building themselves up to a massive tour and are actively sending out unmistakeable signs Burning Man is their launching pad.
Behold the following FACTS:
- The Daft Brothers chose not to perform at Coachella, instead staying backstage and watching the opiated masses swoon over their ad. Performers at Coachella are required to sign an exclusivity contract saying they will not play at other hot festivals in the desert. By not playing Coachella, Daft Punk left the door wide open to playing Burning Man. BassNectar, not so much.
- Daft Punk sponsored an art car at the Monaco Grand Prix. The DMV just raised the speed limit to 205mph and added a wicked set of double S turns in deep playa beyond the Temple. Coincidence?
- The mini-documentaries Daft Punk created in the lead up to the release of ‘Random Access Memories’ featured only males geeking out about technical musical minutiae and not remembering the night before.
- In an interview with Vogue in which they posed with a sparkle pony modeling playafied hair, Guy Monte Cristo stated their undying love of steambaths and lavender. “Lavender after a nice steambath with a bunch of naked hippies increases your Alpha rays which have been proven to increase play and creativity.” “Guy is correct,” interjected Tommy Bangin’ Bass . “We hit the steambath every chance we got while making this album and hope to be doing so again real soon.”
So there you have it fellow Burners and jaded ravers. That’s as close to a ‘yes’ as you are ever going to get from the soundtrack challenged French Electronic Duo of Some Repute. So expect to see Daft Punk performing at Burning Man this year. Perhaps not at one of the large sound camps already overbooked with dub step acts of dubious quality but perhaps wherever you might find a combination of lavender and a wood burning Finnish designed steambath.