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The Jesus and Mary Chain 5/16, Spoon 5/28, Neutral Milk Hotel 6/1, Sufjan Stevens 6/5&6, Charli XCX & Bleachers 7/23, Death Grips 7/25, Taylor Swift 8/14
SDCC 7/9-12/2015, Outside Lands 8/7-9/2015
Another aspect of the show that I experienced was the same feeling you got when you were a kid and you watched a movie & then after the movie you role played & wanted to be Indiana Jones, Luke Skywalker, Superman, or whatever. I got the same feeling afterward as I'm sure so many others did. We all wanted to be those robots and throw down like they did.
One of the best years I can remember!
99, 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11,12,13, 14, 15
Dancing In The Desert and Loving Every Minute of Coachella!
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There are multiple Coachella sets on Flickr.
To rehash what others have said, the magik was in the surprise. I knew who Daft Punk was before going in, but I was not ready for that. First and foremost that was and still is an amazing mix of their material. Still get a shiver from listening to the bootleg (>Alive '07 BTW). The slow unveiling of the power the pyrimid lights had was key. The fact nobody had done anything at that level before was crucial. For it to happen from someone who had not toured in the U.S. in 8 years is amazing. It can't happen again at that level without another quantum leap like they displayed.
I remember after all was said and done, the sheer amount of constant applauding and cheering and screaming for an encore. Shit did not let up for like 10 minutes after the set. everyone wanted more and i just remember talking about it as we were leaving the polo fields all the way way to our campsite at Salton Sea. what a great year
Pretty much the best live music experience of my entire life. Not only was it my first Coachella, but my friend and I managed to get into the very front, where only 200 or so people could fit, and it was pretty much amazing.
Being able to see that going into it knowing nothing will NEVER happen again....unless their new live act rumoured to be them with a complete live band, which would probably trump the pyramid. You know that they have to top that.
Originally Posted by Edmontonian
The reason why this was the best live show I've ever seen by far is that the ENERGY was second to none. ENERGY. period.
I've never felt the ENERGY that this live show produced. Their Mix-Mashup of their hits couldn't have been better. They played the crowd and their music EPICALLY. Daft Punk is a pioneering duo and their music is truly timeless. I'll be bumpin their stuff well into 2060. Guaranteed.
I was 100% sober and danced the whole time. So to the guy saying "drug music". Just cause you don't get goosebumps rockin' out to Da Funk' isn't our issue. Take a hike.
The video doesn't do the live setting justice, but I still get a smile every time I watch this.
The last thing I'll say about the show was this. Memorable. I have a lot of memories about different acts at Coachella in the 5 years I've been since 2002. This show brings more memories than most acts I've ever seen.
it was a no brainer closing night.... Daft Punk goin up against the rakes, she wants revenge and tosca...come on now...
i would really love to hear from the people who were at those sets
I wonder the same thing?
my friends (who are older) and have been attending for 10 years (2013 will be their 10th year)
won't shut up about it both during coachella last year
and during headline speculation
it's like nothing has ever and will ever compare
some of us vets are also gettin old man "GET OFF MY LAWN" syndrome i guess...
every chella is special but that moment in 06 was pretty much a sweet spot for a lot of us...
It's not, and it's really, really good... Good enough to remind me that some things are really worth waiting for in life...
I met a friend of a friend that day who was all excited to see She Wants Revenge because "they're from France!"
(they're actually from the Valley, as if that would make a difference).
He was a drunk fool and I'm glad I never saw him again.
Another thing was that because of the timing of the set, every other stage had shut down or was between acts. You could hear Daft Punk start-up on about 75% of the festival grounds. And it was at the end of the night, and everyone was zombified, so they just sort of drifted toward the sound and the lights.
I don't like electronic music, generally. Daft Punk was so sublime that I left three or four songs in, for fear I'd taint the memory. Like, it was too good for me to take in a whole set. It was that good.
Just Say No to eurotrash nonsense. Rock n' roll will set you free.
I thought this thread was about Madonna or Depeche Mode.
Yep. Me 2. Saw that show two more times that year. I don't know if it is possible to top it.Their new cd will have to be stellar and the show has to be in 3D.
06', 07', 08', 09', 10', 11', 12', 13'
feel my mother fucking bass in your face...sensually.
Welgo and xanman get married your both intolerable Xanax will take a pic of him going down on you saying first and well all believe him and not give a shit
2006 was my first Coachella and Daft Punk was the show that hooked me for good. The rest of the day was great, Sigur Ros was especially memorable, but there was just nothing to prepare me for what went down that night in the Sahara. I remember watching some Depeche Mode and Atmosphere before hand, enjoying both but not in a "i'm gonna tell my grandkids about this" kind of way. We knew we had to check out Daft Punk but none of us were prepared for that show. As soon as Robot Rock dropped something changed in me, as corny as that sounds. I became a Daft Punk fanatic, telling and showing everyone I knew what the magic was all about. Luckily I got to see the tour twice more, once in Miami that same year and again at the Red Rocks show (which was GA if I remember correctly, at least my ticket was). Plus I've been to every day of Coachella every since, except for the second weekend of last year. Traveling for music became second nature, that Red Rocks show was the longest road trip I've ever taken in my life and Coachella is about as far away from me as anywhere else in this country. Do I give it a second thought? Hell no. Daft Punk changed me, no doubt about it.
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