One More Time: Relive Daft Punk's Legendary 2006 Coachella Set In A New Documentary Clip
Few 21st century live shows have achieved the legendary status that Daft Punk‘s 2006 If you were there, you surely remember, and if you missed out, you’ve been praying for an encore. Then at the height of their electro-powers before they flipped their script for seventies disco, the French duo’s towering pyramid-style stage and relentless light show blew minds across the globe. They headlined the Coachella festival that year, and now newly-released footage from the French documentary Daft Punk Unchained will transport you back to that aerodynamic evening of robot rock and digital love.
On that night over 40,000 people crowded into an area meant to hold only 1/4 that number, all to witness the sonic and visual onslaught that Daft Punk had prepared. “No one had seen anything like that,” journalist Michelangelo Matos says during the clip. “No one had seen that level of production….Everybody who was in the tent was texting everybody else: ‘You are missing this! This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen! You’re missing the greatest performance of all time.'” Matos’s words might be a bit hyperbolic, but it only takes one look at the footage (and one listen to Alive 2007) to begin the work of comprehending just how powerful that night was for everyone involved. Watch the clip below and if you’re staying in tonight, watch all of Daft Punk Unchained when it airs on Showtime at 9 p.m. EST.