"Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
* One half of Daft Punk, human after all / Coachella performer:: 2006
At Coachella we lost our virginity again. What was going to be a few shows turned into more, and there was this tremendous response from the audience.
I tried every year since 1999 to get Daft Punk. That was a last-minute fluke, and why our ad was late. I told their manager, “Here’s how it would be. It’s going to be in the dance tent, and it’s going to be legendary. I’ll do anything I need to do. Tell me what we need to build. Anything.” They put that whole pyramid thing together. But it took a lot of money to get that going. The cynic in you thinks, “Well, maybe we offered too much money.” But I realize what it was. We offered enough for them to make the pyramid, and that’s what it was all about. They spent every single dime on that production. They walked away from that show without a dollar from what we paid them. That’s true art."
haha I wonder how much Daft Punk got paid? oh and this year it says the budget is 15 million +