Daft Punk Surprise Phoenix Fans At Madison Square GardenBy Seraphina L.
CMJ may be going on in NYC this week for the freshest bands, but if you opted to see a bigger band – say, Phoenix – you may have just witnessed the most surprising and awesome event to get you through your middle of the week slump. French electronic duo, Daft Punk, gave Phoenix fans an extra bonus for paying those prices to get into Madison Square Garden tonight. Even if you didn’t have a friend in NYC texting you like crazy about this magical moment, the entire nation got into a huge tizzy over it on (you guessed it) Twitter.
In case you still don’t believe this happened, Consequence of Sound has even captured all the “chatoic, OMFG tweets” in a screen shot through their twitter feed. In fact, if you were to search for Daft Punk or Phoenix tonight with or without a hash tag, you could probably still read hundreds of more Twitter users freaking (or regretting they didn’t go.)
Phoenix guitarist, Laurent Brancowitz was briefly in the band Darlin’ with Daft Punk members Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, but to see the duo walk out during the encore and hear “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” mixed into “1901″ must have been something else. The French must stick together!
Were you there at Madison Square Garden when Daft Punk stepped out on to stage tonight?