Posted in dance | music on August 10, 2007

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Daft Punk in Coney Island

So I saw Daft Punk tonight on Coney Island at Keyspan Park. It was freaking amazing. Best show I've ever seen in my life. [franco]
Did I miss the show of the year? If it makes up for it at all, I did see Justice here in Oslo, but if I write anything more about that right now, I'm going to miss Spoon, so talk to you soon...

Video below....

Did you record any video?

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Comments (253)

yes, bv, you missed the best show of the year!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 8:50 AM

BEST

SHOW

EVER

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:01 AM

it's worth repeating

BEST

SHOW

EVER

Posted by karl | August 10, 2007 9:03 AM

link me to video...i need it

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:06 AM

TECHNO-LOGIC, TECHNO-LOGIC. My face still hurts from the permanent grin i had on last night. The sound system was incredible.

Posted by driz | August 10, 2007 9:07 AM

my legs are sore

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:15 AM

It was fucking UNREAL. Best show of the summer if not the year.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:23 AM

best show everrrrrrrrr !!

they had all us old folks in our mid to late 20s etc feeling like we were 19 again !!!!!

HUMAN

ROBOT!!!!!

Posted by natalie n | August 10, 2007 9:25 AM

HUMAN

TOGETHER

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:26 AM

very very happy show!

Posted by L'rac | August 10, 2007 9:27 AM

anyone else see the guy who was crowdsurfing while filming. awesome.

best show ever

Posted by jason | August 10, 2007 9:28 AM

incredible show!

the best part was the FREE field tickets the promoters gave out to those of us partying in the parking lot (got in by the 2nd or 3rd Daft song/mix/thing)

There really needs to be more big act Keyspan concerts in the summer, that stadium is only used 40-50 days for baseball. Its a great place to see a show, and its amazing to see people rock out there.

Posted by mike | August 10, 2007 9:32 AM

haha yes that man was enormous, but at least he was having fun. and yes bv you did miss the best show ever.

Posted by matt | August 10, 2007 9:33 AM

cribs show killed everything

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:34 AM

more importantly, how was the after party?

Posted by jason | August 10, 2007 9:38 AM

To call it a concert or show, is an understatement. Daft Punk called down rain from the sky & Keyspan was crackling with energy. Best in a lifetime.

Posted by moregano | August 10, 2007 9:38 AM

my ears are still feeling the effects of yesterday. Definitely worth it though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:42 AM

how about sneaking into the field level...that was great the security there was overwhelmed...

yea how was the after party?

Posted by george | August 10, 2007 9:48 AM

what time did daft punk go on? what time did the rapture go on? what time? what time what time what time what time what time what tim e what time

yea BV you missed it

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:50 AM

there are no words

Posted by janelle | August 10, 2007 9:53 AM

Amazing show. Brain overload.
Studio b was slammed and full of energy.
Daft punk was actaully there but not too many people know what they look like so they weren't being surrounded or mobbed by people. Busy P played a really aggressive sick set. Sebastian was awesome along with everyone else.

Got a ton of pics and video to upload from the show and studio b. unfortunately I am at work on 2hrs sleep but it was worth it.

Maybe i will upload some shots of daft punk without their robot gear if i dont feel guilty about it....

INSANE SHOW INSANE AFTERPARTY

Posted by rizna | August 10, 2007 9:55 AM

Like everyone else has said, last night was absolutely sick. Not only was Daft Punk great but the crowd was as good as it gets which only added to the amazing vibe of the evening.

Posted by mp77 | August 10, 2007 10:04 AM

Best show of the year. They could trod out the same exact show every six months, and id be the first in line to buy tickets again.

The Rapture were excellent also, although they commited a cardinal sin. A keyboard malfunctioned during 'First Gear' that was pretty unnoticable, the bassist forced the rest of the band to cancel the song and move down the playlist rather then trudge through, even though it sounded perfectly fine to me. It was a pretty awkward moment during a pretty good set.

Posted by Reg! | August 10, 2007 10:05 AM

Total insanity all around!

I have a really, REALLY important question: does anybody know the name/ artist of the song that Sebastian and Kevinsky played to open their second set at keyspan?? It is a KICK ASS, thumpin song.

They also played it at the Dafter Party. I also heard it last week at Felix da housecat's set at Virgin Fest... he opened his set with it. I need to own this song!!!!

Any/ all help is most appreciated!

Posted by Murph | August 10, 2007 10:06 AM

Although pics are around on the net, don't upload them unmasked!

I like the mystery, lol

Posted by Reg! | August 10, 2007 10:07 AM

Probably the best show I've ever seen. Everyone I saw was absolutely thrilled to be there, dancing their asses off and laughing while doing so. Absolutely unbelievable energy in that ballpark.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:10 AM

Not sure if my ears will ever recover... both from the awesomeness and the permanent damage...

Buy it, use it, break it, fix it,
Crash it, change it, melt - upgrade it,
Charge it, point it, zoom it, press it,
Snap it, work it, quick - erase it,
Write it, cut it, paste it, save it,
Load it, check it, quick - rewrite it,
Plug it, play it, burn it, rip it,
Drag and drop it, zip - unzip it,
Lock it, fill it, call it, find it,
View it, code it, jam - unlock it,
Surf it, scroll it, pause it, click it,
Cross it, crack it, twitch - update it,
Name it, read it, tune it, print it,
Scan it, send it, fax - rename it,
Touch it, bring it, pay it, watch it,
Turn it, leave it, stop - format it.
Technologic.

Posted by Beeeeve | August 10, 2007 10:11 AM

Best moment before Daft Punk was the mix of RATM's 'Killing in the Name Of.' That shit came out of nowhere!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:12 AM

cant believe i slept on this one...grrrrrrrrrrrrr

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:16 AM

As already commented - the sound system was incredible. Real ear-bleeding levels of volume were reached. I got there fairly early and my first thought was "holy fuck, it's going to be this loud?! Amazing!" Props to Daft Punk for not limiting the sound during the opening acts either.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:20 AM

yea i wish there were more concerts there. sepcifically Arcade fire and LCD soundsystem... on oct. 6th. fuck randalls island

i want my own pyramid...daft punk is playing at my house

Posted by george | August 10, 2007 10:22 AM

Amazing what robot helmets and a million dollar light show can do.....keep in mind they were pretty much playing cd's.......

I saw them last week in Chicago - it is a spectacle...but "best show ever"? Robot Helmets....Robot Helmets....

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:24 AM

You'll live BV. I heard lots of people saying 'best ever.' I was awesome, but I don't think the music was brought to some whole other level live. The Knife show last year had more wow moments for me.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:24 AM

this show was amazing.

Posted by mat | August 10, 2007 10:25 AM

10:24 is hate time

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:25 AM

Exactly - who the fuck chose Randalls island for the best double bill of the year!??!? One of the WORST outdoor venues I have ever been to - not to mention miserable to get to and from.
Fuck Them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:30 AM

Exactly - who the fuck chose Randalls island for the best double bill of the year!??!? One of the WORST outdoor venues I have ever been to - not to mention miserable to get to and from.
Fuck Them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:30 AM

sebastiAn and Kavinsky held it down! those guys are freaking cool.

daft punk's set was very similar to the coachella set from last year, though the second half had a bunch of changes. the finale was fantastic as was the encore.

the bass was so hard you could taste it. seriously, my adam's apple was vibrating for half of the show.

after party was nuts, even though sebastiAn and Kavinsky played almost an identical set to what they played before the show. i didn't mind at all though cus i was too busy dancing my ass off!

busy p's set was dope-- lots of ed banger type tracks i've never heard before.

can't wait for these dudes to come around again!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:30 AM

I hope that video that they were shooting comes out good.

That's the last time I agree to shoot a video for free during a huge dance party.

They did give me a tshirt and a dollar though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:32 AM

I'm jaded and hard to impress these days, but that was one of the best shows I've ever seen.

Posted by Glenn | August 10, 2007 10:44 AM

Echoing everyone else: BEST SHOW OF THE YEAR

Moreso though, BEST ENCORE EVER! Is there video or decent audio of that "One More Human After All Together Sounds Better With You"????

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:46 AM

two guys dressed as robots playing a cd = show of the year? wtf

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:49 AM

"Although pics are around on the net, don't upload them unmasked!"

Don't go to their wikipedia page then..

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:51 AM

"Maybe i will upload some shots of daft punk without their robot gear if i dont feel guilty about it...."

Please don't, rizna... they are normal people and never shy away from their fans, but it's the way they want it. just out of respect - please keep the photos to yourself.

cheers!

Posted by Human | August 10, 2007 10:51 AM

anon 10:49 - were you there? If so, I don't think that you could argue against everyones enthusiasm.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:53 AM

Anon 10:49 - do some research

Anon 10:51 - these photos are 10+ years old and they are press shots - not the same thing as fan photos

Posted by Human | August 10, 2007 10:54 AM

much respect to the stage designer for this show. very impressive.

i would have to say that watching two guys in robot outfits nodding their heads for an hour and a half is a bit underwhelming.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 11:05 AM

Daft Punk was awesome! I doubt they were just bopping along to a CD up in that pyramid, but if they were, that's kind of awesome too! They put on a great show and everyone had a great time!

And I don't wanna see pictures of them without masks! They've already given us so much!

Posted by fantastic! | August 10, 2007 11:08 AM

best show of the summer.

best show of the year.

Top 5 lifetime.

Posted by boodi the badger aka jupiter coyote | August 10, 2007 11:11 AM

to the people that say they just play CDs

http://www.erolalkan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?id=4048

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 11:12 AM

10:54- how can I find out what's happening onstage? I'm just curious about what they do up there. Whatever it is, it's magical.

I think they deserve a medal just for keeping those helmets and suits on for 90 minutes at these outdoor summer shows!

Posted by fantastic! | August 10, 2007 11:13 AM

No worries. Just wanted to see what people had to say. My gut said not to up them. I was suprised I even recognized em. Yes they are on wiki but that shot is like ten years old like mentioned above. and there hair styles are different now. Anyone else see the guy from spank rock at studio b?

Posted by rizna | August 10, 2007 11:14 AM

No worries. Just wanted to see what people had to say. My gut said not to up them. I was suprised I even recognized em. Yes they are on wiki but that shot is like ten years old like mentioned above. and there hair styles are different now. Anyone else see the guy from spank rock at studio b?

Posted by rizna | August 10, 2007 11:14 AM

Anon 11L05

there is so much visual stimulation, im confused because you give props to the stage designer but yet you get hung up on the guys in the pyramid

if you focus just on that you are either epliptic or just missing the point. go twiddle your thumbs!

Posted by george | August 10, 2007 11:18 AM

Anon 11:12 thanks for the link...amazing set up

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 11:19 AM

Ehhh it wasn't that good...
Nah fuck that it was the best show ever. My face melted by the third song and i had a seziure during the encore.

Posted by Haterade | August 10, 2007 11:22 AM

murph - i think it was justice, phantom II

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 11:22 AM

FYI. Daft Punk mixes pre-recorded tracks live. Not the same as playing a cd. If you were there and heard the encore...how they sample a mundane 3 second snippet from one of their tracks and build something unheard of with it...only then can you put down your cup of hater juice and start pumping your fist.

Posted by Human Robot | August 10, 2007 11:22 AM

ugh..anyone else post daft punk depression at work?

: (

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 11:27 AM

Yeah, all the haters should just follow 11:12's link. I am officially blown away.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 11:29 AM

Yes! Where is my strobing rainbow disco pyramid of love? Where are my humanist robots?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 11:32 AM

Wow, im not surprised it takes ten dudes to keep all those lights and sounds cued up on the fly according to anon's 11:12's article.

Posted by Reg! | August 10, 2007 11:33 AM

wow...i'm pretty upset that i missed this show. did anyone see the rapture set? how were they?

The cribs show was pretty sick. Those guys aren't playing any games.

Posted by Rock STARchitect | August 10, 2007 11:33 AM

at work. luckily I've got a half day today. summer fridays. if it wasn;t for that i would be post show withdrawl..recovering from my aneurism

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 11:34 AM

It wasn't that great. And the crowd up front (not right up fromt) was terrible. Sebastian and Kavinsky was the best part. I was disappointed overall though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 11:34 AM

has anyone seen my mind? i think i lost it somewhere between coney island and studio b. daft punk are gods. ed banger is a bonafide rockstar.

Posted by Nick | August 10, 2007 11:34 AM

Most random celebrity sighting: Dennis Miller with two teenage boys.

Show was great. Seeing from that forum thread posted above that they actually play makes the show all the more impressive.

However I think I prefer the original album versions to the "remixed" versions they did of a few tunes yesterday, namely Technologic and Prime Time of Your Life.

Highlight of the show for me was Steam Machine. I thought it was a perfect blend of the visuals and prime analog goodness.

Best show of the year so far was one most of y'all probably were not at, Rush at PNC Bank Arts Center!

Posted by noamjamski | August 10, 2007 11:36 AM

I was there last night. I lived last night. I now know why God created precious soundwaves. It was the awesomest most fantasmagorically life-affirming rockingest event in the history of mankind-- nay, life. Well, at least since that White Stripes show at Irving last month... and until the Arcade Fire/LCD show next month. But definitely the #1 show of my life at the moment. Anyway, back to last night-- I wept with each note that came pulsating out of the pyramid that God Himself must have sculpted. With each hammering beat I prayed for the lost souls hopelessly marooned at the Hold Steady concert, or the Beastie Boys show. I wished salvation upon them for there was truly an awakening happening in Keyspan Park last night. After witnessing that awesome spectacle, I realized that there was nothing else left to live for... b/c in hindsight, Randall's Island totally sucks. So after I post this comment I will be contacting my family & loved ones to bid them adieu. And as the cyanide-laced Kool-Aid coarses through my innards, I will be replaying last night's show in my head over & over & over... so that it will last for all of eternity. I would invite all who were there last night to do the same. Peace out, brothers & sisters. HUMAN! ROBOT!

(And yes, I saw that fat guy crowd-surfing! Ha-ha! What a fatty! Almost as fat as those girls at the Franz Ferdinand concert! Man, they were fat!!!)

Posted by Matt | August 10, 2007 11:37 AM

I didn't know it took a remote super computer, 4 synths, and ableton to play a CD. I must be buying the wrong CDs.

Posted by patrick | August 10, 2007 11:37 AM

rizna - thank you so much for not upping the photos!! enjoy them - they are really special:)

Posted by Human | August 10, 2007 11:39 AM

part of me was impressed, part of me thought the whole thing was totally absurd. it was an extravagant light show set to their records remixed. fun, yeah. same as like seeing someone like prince or something no. but the raver in me was proud to see so many people dancing to techno.

Posted by not sure | August 10, 2007 11:39 AM

11:22..... THANK YOU! You are a life saver!!!!! I hadn't heard of Justice before, they are vicious.

Posted by Murph | August 10, 2007 11:40 AM

seriously patrick what cds are you buying.. Vampire Weekend ?

Posted by george | August 10, 2007 11:47 AM

Wasn't at Keyspan but saw the set at Lollapalooza. The production (sound and lights) was certainly amazing. Aside from that, I found the music to be utterly boring. I'd rather see an act like Radiohead where the production AND performance are equally impressive. To each his own.

Posted by don't get it | August 10, 2007 11:54 AM

"Best show of the year so far was one most of y'all probably were not at, Rush at PNC Bank Arts Center!"

Nope..show of the year was Dirty Projectors at a house party in Park Slope several months ago..

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:00 PM

LAST NIGHT WAS AMAZING.

INCREDIBLE DANCE PARTY!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:02 PM

LAST NIGHT WAS AMAZING.

INCREDIBLE DANCE PARTY!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:04 PM

my ears, legs, and upper body hurt. fucking incredible.

The Rapture kind of got reamed by equipment problems, but they were tight up until their keyboards gave out.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:04 PM

The reason this show was so great?

I've never seen so many permanently smiling people at a show.
Very rare to find in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:05 PM

dear don't get it 11:54:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockism

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:06 PM

"cribs show killed everything"


yep. i've seen the cribs 9 times already and the nyc audiences usually BLOW but last night was amazing.

Posted by rachel | August 10, 2007 12:07 PM

I've been to many electronic shows in my time, seeing the biggest and baddest names, but this show absolutely will go down as my favorite. There are those nights where everything just comes together just right and makes you remember how much music can make you feel. Daft Punk have reached a level reserved for masters of music. They certainly took everyone for a trip last night.

Posted by mhaggz | August 10, 2007 12:10 PM

You people need to get out more.

Posted by Grumpy Old Man | August 10, 2007 12:12 PM

oh yeah lets get hipster on a daft punk comments section. dirty projectors at your super sweet tight jeans release party in parkslope was probably really lame.

i saw dirty projectors in his own house in new haven, ct 4 years ago with phil elvrum. im so cool

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:14 PM

Daft Punk was fucking incredible. Before seeing the inside of the pyramid pics, I seriously thought they were up there on gmail chat and icanhascheezburger looking at lolcats. BUT I DIDN'T CARE. It was so damn good. I was front and center and the crowd sometimes got pushy and punchy and bitchy (especially when the songs say LOVE IS IN THE AIR), but it was a sick show!

There's no BV story up on this, but any hipster worth his salt should know...

JONNY GREENWOOD TICKETS ARE ON SALE

He's premiering his symphony in the US Jan 16 & 17. It was on Pitchfork, but not here. Got mine!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:16 PM

Mike Demaria was rocking a serious boner throughout the show that maximized when the red light robot suits came out!

Posted by Pat Hogan | August 10, 2007 12:16 PM

althought i had a great time and the visual display was amazing i agree with dont get it 11:54 about radio head and the combo of doing the visual with the musical performance.

not to take away from daft punk who are skilled with the instruments they use. but its like saying one sport is more ahtletic than another.

Posted by george | August 10, 2007 12:17 PM

this show was amazing all, life-changing,blah blah blah,but... when are they coming back? if this the last daft punk pyramid tour?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:18 PM

good link Anon 12:06

Posted by george | August 10, 2007 12:19 PM

what happenned at studio b?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:30 PM

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm nathan's corn dogs

Posted by thigh master | August 10, 2007 12:34 PM

studo b was a complete fuck fest never saw that many horny people in one small sweaty place

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:39 PM

11:12, you are fantastic, thank you so much for that. It hurts to walk, I broke my butt dancing. Entire show, from the 1st Sebastian & Kavinsky set to the Daft Punk encore, was amazing. Each performer killed what had had just played before. And what the hell was that at the end, with Daft Punk playing while outlined in litup neon? Damn, damn, damn!

Posted by nuno | August 10, 2007 12:42 PM

if you see daft punk once there is no reason to see it again. and best show ever? id just like to hear what other shows youve seen to make such statements.

Posted by nyc noise fan | August 10, 2007 12:42 PM

Nothing worse than a stadium full of white kids dancing to someone playing their stereo too loud and charging ridiculous amounts of money.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:46 PM

Yo there were a lot of fucking nerds there last night. I hate nerds...........NERDS! http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~bites/ogre1.jpg

Posted by Vincent Delanore Juggsavedlt | August 10, 2007 12:48 PM

can't keep my mouth shut...must...ruin it for everyone else...

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:53 PM

Well, if it was their best show ever, it was their best show ever! I don't think they need to submit their concertgoing resume for your review, nyc noise snob.

P.S. I saw Merzbow at Knitting Factory and it was fucking boring.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:53 PM

No. 1 show - Bjork at Keyspan Park
No. 2 show - Radiohead at Stone Mountain
No. 3 show - Daft Punk at Coachella

until last night....

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:54 PM

Nothing's worse than 12:46 just being jealous he couldn't enjoy Daft Punk...and see the best fucking show ever. The bass at Keyspan was probably the most...body-numbing bass I've ever felt, and the fact that everyone in the crowd went crazy for EVERY SONG, made sure that NO ONE left without feeling sore the next day. One of the best shows in history.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:57 PM

Aw man, the hate is starting to rain down... like spitwads upon a beautiful behemoth of love. Thank you Daft Punk for giving us a such a transporting experience!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 1:00 PM

Today is my 24th bday. i could literally die and i wouldn't care.

The finale and encore was so amazing i think my eyes and brain melted. i was literally blown away when they were outlined in red....


robots came to earth to rock us last night.

fucking fabulous.

Posted by Melissa | August 10, 2007 1:03 PM

They were taping that show all over...every angle...so if this is going to be the Alive 2007 DVD, I'll be getting that. This was too good of an experience to NOT remember. Plus, I was in the front so I'll be on camera. Still, even the FRONT had a great view of the entire stage. BEST SHOW EVER!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 1:03 PM

The bass was so cool! The were moments when the bass was so loud and so deep that when I yelled, it sounded like I was yelling into a fan or getting my back karate chopped. Then there were times when it hit so hard, it made my leg hairs move and it felt all fuzzy! Thank god for earplugs, that shit was loud.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 1:03 PM

I made love to Daft Punk's music last night & am now carrying its child. I can not wait until 9 months from now. It's going to be the best show in history since last night's show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 1:05 PM

im sorry but you'd have to be dead not to have gotten off your ass and danced last night....how could anyone hate on this show...it was pure JOY for all of us there !!

Posted by nn | August 10, 2007 1:05 PM

There are some bitchy haters here, but still, I think this is the most unanimous opinion of a show I've ever seen on BV. NO? Unless you have a 3rd degree black belt in haterating, everyone reasonable agrees it was wicked!

Those shirts though. They were not so cute.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 1:07 PM

I loved the red robot suits too, but just to make sure credit is given where credit is due...

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/freshness3/20040323-kraftwerk-in-de-ab-54-musi.jpg

Kraftwerk's live show seems to be the influence and inspiration for a lot of DP's production.

And if you haven't seen Kraftwerk live, it's right up there on that list of best shows ever for me.

Portishead, Radiohead, Bjork, Antony, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk. Yeah, those were some good'uns.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 1:13 PM

"cribs show killed everything

yep. i've seen the cribs 9 times already and the nyc audiences usually BLOW but last night was amazing."

Saw them at Mercury and didn't think it would be topped, but last night fucking rocked. The moshing was a bit unnecessary, particularly by the balding gnomish-looking fellow, but everyone just jumping in unison - perfect. Don't understand how they're not bigger at this point. Not advocating for it, just don't understand it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 1:17 PM

agree with some of the "haters" here. ridiculously fun experience--i must've lost like five pounds from all the dancing--but definitely not my best show of the year, let alone best show ever. i didn't even consider it a "show" but more like a dance party... to the 1000000000000000000th power. also agree with the radiohead comparison. seeing them for the first time was more mind-blowing than the this show could've ever hoped to be. but again, that's my opinion. not knocking anyone who thought otherwise. glad everyone had a great time!

Posted by p | August 10, 2007 1:18 PM

does anyone have a picture of the stage when they kept flashing 'FUCK'? also, did anyone see that annoying girl-on-shoulders who thought that everyone was cheering for her to take her top off, and not for the sweetass show that was taking place on stage? some people.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 1:19 PM

Thanks Anon 12:16 for the Jonny Greenwood tip.

GA tickets for the performance of his piece at the Wordless Music Series, in January, are here:
https://secure.ticketstoday.com/WordlessMusicSeries/calendar.aspx

The night will also feature music by John Adams and Gavin Bryers. Maybe we'll be lucky and hear Bryers classic 1971 piece "Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet." Let's hope.

Posted by drewo | August 10, 2007 1:26 PM

Daft Punk Wins

Posted by Ralphie: The Hammer | August 10, 2007 1:31 PM

cribs setlist or pics? stop hiding them from me.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 1:33 PM

forget the cribs...what about the white rabbits? they put on a great set last night...

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 1:48 PM

show of the year was TTA at T!T!T! easily you have no idea what you missed out on.

Posted by mat | August 10, 2007 2:02 PM

What about the encore, ah? That bass was sooooo strong. I was seriously vibrating... I was worried of becoming a resonant medium!

Shit, this show is top 5 of my life. I am so fucking glad I am living around here these days cause I don't see Daft Punk visiting Colombia anytime soon.

Before last night:
1. LCD at Studio B
2. Flaming Lips at Hammerstein
3. Deerhunter at Bowery
4. Hot Chip at Bowery
5. Brazilian Girls at Nublu

and After:
1. LCD at Studio B
2. Daft Punk at Keynspan Park
3. Flaming Lips at Hammerstein
4. Deerhunter at Bowery
5. Hot Chip at Bowery

Dude I am ready for Chemical Brothers and for Underworld!

Posted by Eduardo | August 10, 2007 2:07 PM

What's everyone's Top 5 shows?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 2:14 PM

show was dope. good to see ny'ers dancing even if it meant I had to be around corny ass rave kids. however on my way home to greenpoint it seemed the real aprty was at studio b. anybody got pix???

Posted by rb | August 10, 2007 2:17 PM

white rabbits were real solid; dylan cover was nice, segwayed into something else familiar, but I couldn't place it - any ideas?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 2:19 PM

1:05 mate, even one of the fixed camera guys at the back couldn't help but rock out under his poncho.

We were behind the netting in the bowl, crap all room to dance, a stoner stepping on my heels, and I was bitter for a whole 3 minutes......

Robot Rock.

For me, as dance concert/light shows go, it was up there with Fatboy Slim at the Hammerstein Ballroom in 1999.

Posted by bigtimetopbanana | August 10, 2007 2:23 PM

Top 5 shows:

1. Daft Punk at Keyspan Park
2. Radiohead at Madison Square Garden
3. Franz Ferdinand at Volume, Williamsburg
4. The Strokes at Bowery Ballroom
5. Girl Talk at Club Lambi, Montreal

Posted by Bao | August 10, 2007 2:37 PM

Top 5 shows:

1. Daft Punk at Keyspan Park
2. Radiohead at Madison Square Garden
3. Franz Ferdinand at Volume, Williamsburg
4. The Strokes at Bowery Ballroom
5. Girl Talk at Club Lambi, Montreal

Posted by Bao | August 10, 2007 2:37 PM

BEST SHOW OF MY LIFE

CLOSEST THING TO A RELIGIOUS EPIPHANY I'VE EVER EXPERIENCED

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 2:51 PM

Let me throw in another vote of agreement on the Cribs. Was worried when I saw what looked like a standard Bowery Thursday Night crowd upstairs and at the back, but they nailed it and the crowd were great. Can't see why these guys are not so much bigger. Great live band.

Still not totally sold on White Rabbits - third time I've seen them recently and I'm really trying to like them, but there seems to be something a little too twee and studied about them for my tastes (and the Maggie's Farm cover always seems totally pointless). They're good enough for me to keep trying, though.

Was sorry to miss Daft Punk, seen them twice and while I like them a lot, I'm not as in love as most of the posters (but certainly not knocking anyone - they are very, very good). However, opportunity to see both the Cribs and the Black Crowes on the same night was too much to miss. Know the Black Crowes will not get much love on here, but I'd encourage anyone to see them once - another killer live band. They got all the frat boys that didn't make it to Prospect Park, but another great live show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 2:52 PM

ps the afterparty was ill. sebastian + kavinsky were there spinning, as was the rapture. shit was going bananas by the time i left @ 330. people swarming the dj booth, hot as shit in there... awesome nonetheless

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 2:52 PM

Once again the statement must be said ITS NOT HATING IF ITS TRUE!!!.
You fools to call someone who points out things correctly a hater. None of these so called haters are saying the show was bad from what i am reading. They are saying quite correctly that it was a great show but to call it the best show of the year or even more ridiculously the best show ever is just silly. I am guessing those who think it was the best show ever need to get out to a lot more concerts. Plus if you think the sound and bass was the loudest you have ever heard before then i know for a fact you have not been out that much.
I mean i went to the show last night. I went to the afterparty. I talked to the guys in daft punk for a few minutes and i picked up the cutest girl there who just left my place so of course i had an amazing time but best show ever. Cmon. It was easily one of the better shows i have seen this year but not best. I mean its a dance party and a great one at that. The Daft Punk guys are really talented no question but what is so funny is they could put 2 of thier skilled buddies out there and you would have no idea. Hilarious to see crowd surfing and attempts at moshing at a dance concert. Fun fun show but don't call someone a hater just cause they are experienced concertgoers who know the difference.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 2:56 PM

white rabbits?...not so much. they are a great opening act and i stress opening act. u can see why from thatt show last night why the cribs headline and the white rabbits do not. i mean dont get me wrong it wasn't horrible but the music is nothin great. I kept thinking i was watching/listening to stomped with all the drums.

and casio man only uses one half of the keyboard...i was waiting for the circus clowns to come out

Posted by Rock STARchitect | August 10, 2007 3:00 PM

Eduardo, I'm with ya on the LCD at Studio B.... that shit was bonkers!!! First time I had ever seen them, and first time at Studio B. LCD is now my favorite current band.

Posted by Murph | August 10, 2007 3:00 PM

Top 5 shows. Off the bottom of my head (pre-1985 list):

Gang Of Four - Club 57 (Irving Plaza) '81
Ramones/Blue Oyster Cult - Poughkeepsie '77
The Jam - Paladium, NY '82
Talking Heads - Forest Hills Tennis Stadium '83
REM - Beacon Theater '84

Posted by drewo | August 10, 2007 3:08 PM

Anon 2:56, you're kind of a dick.

EXPERIENCED CONCERTGOER?

Is that on your resume next to old school sneaker collecter?

So lame.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:13 PM

human robot: I have total daft punk depression at work :(

Posted by cashew | August 10, 2007 3:13 PM

Anon 2:56 - I feel bad for the stupid ho who when home with you

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:19 PM

drewo, youre a lucky son of a bitch. do you have a post-85 list?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:19 PM

Anon 3:13pm. No buddy, lame is going to a large outdoor dance concert and saying it was the best show you have ever seen.
Again, great great show last night but let's keep it in perspective kids

Anon 3:08pm. Excellent list.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:21 PM

The idea that "Show of the Year" can actually be objectively declared is laughable. If someone says it's their show of the year, it's their show of the year. End of story.

I'm interested in Anon 2:56's Show of the Year, since he seems to live a charmed life that includes hooking up with the hottest girls, rubbing shoulders with pop stars, and seeing concerts that are louder and more awesome than we mortals can hope to comprehend. Whatcha got, buddy?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:26 PM

3:21 and the other haters can shove it. I waited 10 years to get the opportunity to see them and the show (outdoor dance concerts are still shows, jerks) was one of the best I've ever seen. And I go to at least one a week, but few can match the combination of an excellent soundsystem, infectious crowd, spectacle, and favorite songs that I've never had the chance to hear live.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:31 PM

Wasn't the message of last night HUMANS TOGETHER

I felt the love last night :)

Where is it here?

Posted by McLovin | August 10, 2007 3:35 PM

Yeah, non-stop incredibleness.
Best Show of the Year. Definitely.
Those guys were not playing CDs. The Pyramid is all set up with their studio gear and they were re-creating the tracks on the go, with keyboards, computers, synths, drum machines, the works.
Best part: Encore towards the end when their robot suits lit up all neon -orange. Fucking fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:37 PM

Yeah, non-stop incredibleness.
Best Show of the Year. Definitely.
Those guys were not playing CDs. The Pyramid is all set up with their studio gear and they were re-creating the tracks on the go, with keyboards, computers, synths, drum machines, the works.
Best part: Encore towards the end when their robot suits lit up all neon -orange. Fucking fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:37 PM

Yeah, non-stop incredibleness.
Best Show of the Year. Definitely.
Those guys were not playing CDs. The Pyramid is all set up with their studio gear and they were re-creating the tracks on the go, with keyboards, computers, synths, drum machines, the works.
Best part: Encore towards the end when their robot suits lit up all neon -orange. Fucking fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:37 PM

Bonjour and all that, it's Guy from the band. Thank vous for coming to the show. We amour'd it!!

Uh, anon 2:56. Were you the dudé who would not leave moi alone at the after-party with all your "Best show of the year, maybe best show ever" talk? And when I asked vous what vous did, vous said, "Oh, I'm a uh experienced concergoer. Yeah. I'm really talented at that, so..." And now vous're saying our show wasn't all that.

BTWé,I told that girl, one of our helmet polishers, to take you back to vour apartment because we didn't want to pay for her l'hotel room and you were by vousrslef crying in a corner because the woman you came with went off with Tom.

Merci, everyone else. We and the pyramid are off to Oklahoma City tonight!!

Posted by Guy | August 10, 2007 3:37 PM

"Once again the statement must be said ITS NOT HATING IF ITS TRUE!!!..."

Oh shut the fuck up, hater. Are you gonna nitpick on technicalities when someone says the show they went to last night was the best show ever? Do we need a dose of reality over here? Who the fuck cares?! Last night was amazing, I woke up on a downtown 6 train in Spanish Harlem at 5am, still very very drunk, and I still think last night was amazing. Daft Punk got you laid and your trying to rain on someone's parade, wtf?

Posted by Sha-na-na-nomynous | August 10, 2007 3:37 PM

People on both sides are making some very important points. I, however, am still undecided on Daft Punk and whether they put on the show of the year. Please keep arguing until I make up my mind. This is better than sports and almost completely sucks the life out of music.

Posted by will | August 10, 2007 3:37 PM

2:56 -

so you had a one night stand after a night of studio b? what a champ. and met daft punk? Wow you are alot better than everyone.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:40 PM

True. I love you all, in spite of your attempts to diminish a thing of beauty with your tired indie snobbery!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:42 PM

tons of videos on youtube already:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vRsOqcpas8

Posted by jason | August 10, 2007 3:43 PM

vous're awesome 3:37

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:44 PM

"Anon 2:56 - I feel bad for the stupid ho who when home with you"

Well at least she got to go home with someone who was not illiterate

"The idea that "Show of the Year" can actually be objectively declared is laughable. If someone says it's their show of the year, it's their show of the year. End of story.

I'm interested in Anon 2:56's Show of the Year, since he seems to live a charmed life that includes hooking up with the hottest girls, rubbing shoulders with pop stars, and seeing concerts that are louder and more awesome than we mortals can hope to comprehend. Whatcha got, buddy?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:26 PM"

I agree with you. It is objective. All i was saying is those who think this was the best show of the year or ever need to get out more. As for your other comment, what charmed life? You can go to as many shows as you want and im sorry you are seemingly ugly and you dont get laid. Rubbing shoulders with pop stars? A number of people there who knew who they were got to talk to them. Big deal. Concert of the year so far for me? Hmm i dont know. There were a lot and hard to remember but White Stripes at Irving was pretty fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:44 PM

Best show ever:
Residents at the Fillmore West, 1997, doing a fully staged version of "Freak Show."

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:46 PM

cyber-dorks

Posted by rb | August 10, 2007 3:55 PM

Anon 3:19 - post-1985 list to come. In the meantime, I just remembered some other great pre-85 shows:

XTC - Hurrahs NYC '80
REM/English Beat - Poughkeepsie '81
Specials - Staten Island St. George Theater '81
B52's - Club 57 (Irving Plaza) '79
New Order - Ukranian National Home, NYC '81

Posted by drewo | August 10, 2007 3:55 PM

It's kind of annoying that every show thread turns into "the show I saw was the best thing ever and whatever you did was as bad as the Holocaust." I chose to go to Hold Steady and the Cribs. I had a damn fine time, but I have no trouble admitting that the Daft Punk show and afterparty would have also been fun.

None of these things would have been 'life-changing' though.

Posted by Devin | August 10, 2007 3:57 PM

last night was amazing. my poor friend was getting crushed by an overly excited dancer and was bitter about it the entire show but that didn't stop me from having a good time! and props to the guys who brought 800 glow sticks to throw out to the crowd during the show! best fucking show of my life. seriously, the energy, the bass, the lights, the music, nothing tops that. watching these videos people are posting just makes me happy all over again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:58 PM

"but few can match the combination of an excellent soundsystem, infectious crowd, spectacle, and favorite songs that I've never had the chance to hear live."

I think you forgot also interaction btw band and audience....oh wait....
and spectacle? what spectacle? What is the last thing you have seen that you consider a huge spectacle? Cirque de soleil?
and funny i am listening to Daft Punk right now. Sounds much like the songs i heard last night "live". Sorry i happen to like my live a little more organic

and the dummy who posted as Guy. Make it funnier next time.


Sorry i did not think it was the show of the year or ever but please continue to let the real hating rain down.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:59 PM

I don't know about "best" concerts I've ever seen... but 5 favorites off the top of my head:

1. Belle & Sebastian - Prospect Park '03
2. Elliott Smith - Black Cat, DC '98
3. Sunny Day Real Estate - Birch Hill, NJ '00
4. Nine Inch Nails - Merriweather Post, MD '00
5. PJ Harvey + Damon & Naomi w/ Ghost - Knitting Factory '00

(looks like 2000 was a good year for shows!)

some favorites from this year:

Arcade Fire / The National - RCMH
Built to Spill / Cat Power / Bob Mould - McCarren
Camera Obscura - Paradise, Boston + Warsaw
Daft Punk - Coney Island
Dinosaur Jr - Irving
The National - Bowery
New Pornographers / Midlake - Battery Park
Peter Bjorn & John - Mercury lounge
St Vincent - Bowery Ballroom
White Stripes / Grinderman - MSG
Wilco - Hammerstein

and I'm one of the few people who had a blast at Siren.

Posted by rocked the shit | August 10, 2007 4:00 PM

Why does everyone feel the need to argue.

to each his own.

whats in your head is what matters.

everyones different

live with it and accept that being right is worthless...unless your one of those people who likes to argue and claims they never loose

Posted by rizna | August 10, 2007 4:01 PM

"All i was saying is those who think this was the best show of the year or ever need to get out more."

That's what you *meant* to say. What came out was: "I'm an asshole."

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 4:01 PM

In my humble opinion saying the White Stripes are the best anything shows that you my friend are most certainly an inexperienced conert-goer and have suspect tastes, thus nullifying your statement that the girl you took home was the cutest at Studio B.

And remember it's not hating if its true.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 4:05 PM

"That's what you *meant* to say. What came out was: "I'm an asshole."

No it is not what i meant to say. It is in fact what i said. You took it to mean something else probably because you are one of the little kids who cannot fathom that not everyone thinks this was the best show of all time. As for "asshole", takes one to know one.

"In my humble opinion saying the White Stripes are the best anything shows that you my friend are most certainly an inexperienced conert-goer and have suspect tastes, thus nullifying your statement that the girl you took home was the cutest at Studio B.

And remember it's not hating if its true."

Hahaha nice try nitwit. Good thing your "wrong" opinion is way in the minority.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 4:18 PM

When it was over I did not cheer. I did not clap. I did not yell.
I laughed.
Never has laughter come from such a deep, deep place inside of me.

Forget the haters. If their wall of jaded pretentions blocked the joyous energy from hitting them... well, their loss.

if anyone's yearning for more daftness, check out Daft Transformers:
http://www.dailymotion.com/widget/jukebox?list[]=%2Fplaylist%2Fxneo_DaftTransformer_daft-transformers&list[]=%2Fplaylist%2Fxneo_dafttransformer_daft-transformers&skin=glossyblack

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 4:18 PM

"Hahaha nice try nitwit. Good thing your "wrong" opinion is way in the minority"

But isn't your "wrong" opinion about the Daft Punk show way in the minority also? Or is it true because it's back to hating again? Please clarify.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 4:24 PM

""Hahaha nice try nitwit. Good thing your "wrong" opinion is way in the minority"

But isn't your "wrong" opinion about the Daft Punk show way in the minority also? Or is it true because it's back to hating again? Please clarify."

What is my wrong way in the minority opinion about the daft punk show? I did not say i did not like it. I said it was a great great fun show. Just not the best show of the year or ever even.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 4:30 PM

okay mr. anonymous, thats plenty, no one cares anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 4:46 PM

I think my head just exploded. This just became the dumbest thrhead ever. I thought the whole "life-changing experience" comments were dumb... but now arguing over whose opinion is right & whose is wrong.... KABOOM. My head just exploded. I think I'm dead.

Posted by Matt | August 10, 2007 4:48 PM

yes, but what time did they go on?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 4:49 PM

Hahah anonymous calling out someone else for being anonymous. Schmuck. And who made you the spokesperson for everyone?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 4:50 PM

Can't we all just get along? Seriously, love it or hate it, it was still a damn good show. THE MOTHERFUCKING END.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 4:54 PM

Thanks Guy and Thomas,

Last night I had a dream about you
In this dream I'm dancing right beside you
And it looked like everyone was having fun
the kind of feeling I've waited so long

See you all lovers and haters at The National, Amy Winehouse, Bjork or Underworld gigs. They've got some way to got to top that.

My top five shows for the year so far:
1. Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Webster
2. Daft Punk @ Keyspan
3. Pilobolus @ Joyce
4. LCD @ Webster
5. Polyphonic Spree @ Hammerstein

Posted by bigtimetopbanana | August 10, 2007 4:56 PM

...and for someone who just got laid by the hottest girl at Studio B last night, Anon 3:56 sure has a lot of time and energy to be posting on BV. Personally, I'd be having a smoke and relishing the moment...not giving BV my opinions on Daft Punk and White Stripe shows.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 5:01 PM

bigtimetopbanana--

yes! Rod y Gab at webster was amazing! I forgot about that one. Neko Case at Summerstage was great too.

Posted by rocked the shit | August 10, 2007 5:05 PM

...and for someone who just got laid by the hottest girl at Studio B last night, Anon 2:56 sure has a lot of time and energy to be posting on BV. Personally, I'd be having a smoke and relishing the moment...not giving BV my opinions on Daft Punk and White Stripe shows.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 5:05 PM

whoever said that they are pretty much playing CDs is clearly retarded. have you had a look inside the pyramid? have you heard daft punk albums before? the only song that was close to the album was crescendolls, everything else was amazingly mixed and redone so fucking hard with the sickest buildups ive experienced in my life.

Posted by josh | August 10, 2007 5:11 PM

whoever said that they are pretty much playing CDs is clearly retarded. have you had a look inside the pyramid? have you heard daft punk albums before? the only song that was close to the album was crescendolls, everything else was amazingly mixed and redone so fucking hard with the sickest buildups ive experienced in my life.

Posted by josh | August 10, 2007 5:11 PM

DAFT PUNK COME BACK WE NEED YOU

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 5:17 PM

I wasn't checking my watch because I was too busy freaking out, but they went on around 9:30. Rapture started around 8 and played for about 45 minutes.

Posted by WR | August 10, 2007 5:33 PM

Man....note to self: never express my personal opinion on what I THOUGHT was the best show that I SAW in a certain year. Because apparently opinions can be wrong, must be a new rule...

Posted by D | August 10, 2007 5:34 PM

Here are some seriously good pictures from last night's show:

http://www.giantstep.net/news/650

What a night!

Posted by Groove Academy | August 10, 2007 5:52 PM

Been following the tour since it was announced months ago. Lots of pics and videos. Saw them at Coachella and most recently in LA. Going to see them in Vegas in Sept. Definitely gets my vote for best show of the year.

www.strictlysocial.com

Posted by Morganix | August 10, 2007 6:21 PM

OMG THE BEST SHOW OF ALL TIME AND FOREVER. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER SHOW AS AMAZING AS LAST NIGHT.

Holy christ i have never been to a rave or a club. Just the spectacle of seeing 2 guys dressed as robots on top of a pyramid with lights on them and video screens. The way they were shredding their knobs and computers i mean i am listening to the records right now and hearing the songs live was soooo different and new and fresh. Sounds nothing like the recorded versions.
The way they were running around the stage and interacting with the audience was just insane. I mean you could really feel the connection with the band the whole time.
And wow what a crowd. I mean you could feel the love all the way from the trying to be cool meathead from the suburbs to the raver girls who think they are so crazy and wild. I mean you could really feel the intimacy.
You haters who dont think this was the best ever show of all time. I mean cmon forget those shows where they play instruments and can really show their heart and soul. I mean ewww guitar solos where you are taken to another place and feel the artist's emotion. Or ugh a singer who belts out a tune with everything they have inside

DAFT PUNK PLEASE COME BACK. I CAN NEVER SEE ANOTHER SHOW UNTIL YOU DO.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 6:24 PM

daft punk was amazing.
it was way better than i thought it was going to be.
and the after party...massive!
sebastian, kavisky and busy p tore that shit up.
my ears are still ringing, everything is muffled, my body is sore, got caught in the rain in the middle of the night on my way home...
but one of the best nights of the summer!

Posted by luisa | August 10, 2007 6:36 PM

Best performances:

1. Beethoven - Bonn, 1786.
2. This comment thread right here. Because y'all are keeping it fresh.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 7:28 PM

Anon 6:24, go fuck a guitar. I felt the soul of Daft Punk last night, and it was beautiful.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 7:58 PM

actually: daft punk was motherfucking awesome. my only regret was not being on drugs. because then the psychedelic dance party would have been even that much more psychedelic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 7:59 PM

I was wondering when Beethoven would make his appearance.

If Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand and Daft Punk ever toured together I'm pretty sure you guys would crash brooklynvegan.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 8:02 PM

"I wasn't checking my watch because I was too busy freaking out, but they went on around 9:30."

best comment on thread

Posted by janelle | August 10, 2007 9:13 PM

BESTSHOWEVERFEETSOSOREEARSHURT!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:45 PM

i swear i felt like i was living out the music video for "one more time." i could have died right there and died on fucking cloud nine. the only thought i had as i left was "omg, no show will ever be as good as this... ever!"

life is just not worth living anymore... ;)

though i have to say i truly loved the "togetherness" statement they were trying to push at the end! it was really sweet!

i want to live in that pyramid!

Posted by K+atie | August 11, 2007 12:30 AM

I'm having the Daft withdrawal myself.
Any bootlegs of last night's show floating around anywhere?!

Posted by whitey | August 11, 2007 1:48 AM

so NYC is pretty much ruined forever, huh

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2007 2:21 AM

To August 10, 2007 6:24 PM

Well Done!!! Could not agree more!

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2007 4:02 AM

you've to set em up...woo hoo yeah

Posted by matthew | August 11, 2007 4:38 AM

With this show (read: tour), Daft Punk elevated programming to an art form that everyone could understand and be touched by. They mastered the mix of multiple mediums and presented it within the context of what they were thinking and feeling. How is this different from Beethoven scoring and conducting music that he doesn't play? How is it different from Hendrix mauling and burning a Stratocaster on a stage? Instead of a guitar, they used touch screens. Instead of skinny pants/bedhead, they used robot costumes. Instead of guitar solos, facial grimaces and stage aerobics, they used LED screens.

It isn't different, it's art.

What is different is the new generation that is replacing the old, giving up archaic forms of instrumentation (string instruments, piano keyboards) with newer more relevant instruments: object software, routers, filters, lighting, and visual displays. It isn't *just* about what you hear anymore. It's what you see and feel as well.

Invariably, the previous generation resents and misunderstands its replacement. But the audience has moved on.

Already, electric guitars have a quaintness similar to harpsichords. The prospect of sitting through yet ANOTHER unshaven, studiously affected 20-something pantomime of repaved cliches from the 60s/70s/80s/90s, begging to be idolized, is decidedly less interesting than staying home for a night of Halo.

I first experienced this show last year online, thanks to all the digital video created and shared by the audience from Coachella. Daft Punk knows that the audience is as much a part of "the band" now, as they are. Thursday night, I experienced it in person, and took my own share of video. Maybe I'll upload it. Maybe DP will use it as part of their next programming piece. Maybe it will get remixed by some Russian teens and turned into a projection in a nightclub somewhere. Either way, I'm part of the mix.

I saw a lot of people studying Thursday night. I won't be surprised at all if next year, we start to see a completely different approach to "shows". More visual integration, expanded involvement of technology engineers as part of "the band", different venues.

Thats what people mean when they say, "Best Show Ever". It has changed the standards. You're gonna have to do more than jump around, emoting with your vintage guitar, if you want to interest me.

Posted by Anon | August 11, 2007 8:36 AM

my ears are still ringing

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2007 10:28 AM

i was at coachella last year and saw the whole daft punk set. it was good but not the best set at coachella. Yeah Yeah Yeahs played a better set the next day, for one. as did be your own pet. daft punk i would say it was amusing. its an amusing show, but thats about it.

Posted by nyc noise fan | August 11, 2007 11:07 AM

"What is different is the new generation that is replacing the old, giving up archaic forms of instrumentation (string instruments, piano keyboards) with newer more relevant instruments: object software, routers, filters, lighting, and visual displays. It isn't *just* about what you hear anymore. It's what you see and feel as well.

Invariably, the previous generation resents and misunderstands its replacement. But the audience has moved on.

Already, electric guitars have a quaintness similar to harpsichords. The prospect of sitting through yet ANOTHER unshaven, studiously affected 20-something pantomime of repaved cliches from the 60s/70s/80s/90s, begging to be idolized, is decidedly less interesting than staying home for a night of Halo."

Anon 8:36am as much as you try to gussy this all up, the statements above and the rest ofyour comment is probably one of the dumbest things i have ever read on here. Completely wrong and my suggestion is you not comment on BV or anywhere else for that matter until the drugs in your system wear off.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2007 11:24 AM

yeah... Anon 8:36am... saying that electric guitars have a quaintness similar to harpsichords? c'mon. That is one of the most asinine statements I have ever read. You might as well be saying rock is dead... and if that's the case, shoot me now. Rock is evolving, but the electric guitar is just as vital today as it was 30 years ago... doofus.

Posted by rocked the shit | August 11, 2007 12:28 PM

I witnessed the second coming at Keyspan Park Thursday night. I have to contact the Vatican to tell them to drag Pope Benedict's ass down to Vegas for the Vegoose Festival in October, before the dead start to rise.

Posted by Matt | August 11, 2007 3:09 PM

"The way they were shredding their knobs and computers"

I shredded my knob last night too!

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2007 3:33 PM

I can't get over this. Did they announce this tour as their last ever? Goddamn, I hope not!

Posted by Eduardo | August 11, 2007 3:44 PM

They ARE the robots.

Posted by Corey | August 11, 2007 3:49 PM

To the guy who said that guitars are quaint and that software and lighting are more 'relevant,' you do realize that this is the umpteenth iteratino of the "rock is dead, ____ is the new rock" argument?

Remember when the Prodigy and Chemical Brothers were going to destroy rock music forever?

The appeal of Daft Punk has a lot to do with the spectacle. Few bands could afford such a spectacle, and if many could, it would grow tiresome fast. There will be diminishing returns for any other band that attempts to follow their footsteps.

Posted by Devin | August 11, 2007 4:41 PM

I'm just glad that everyone seems to agree that 8:36 is a complete idiot. It's never been "just" about what you here, and lighting arrays are not instruments. Just because you prefer playing Halo to seeing a rock show doesn't mean that the times are a' changing - it just means that you're a fucking loser.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2007 5:46 PM

Anon 11:24: Gussy? Is that the best you could come up with? Wow, you're down with the working class! No elitist 3-syllable words for you! What, no examples to prove your point? Wanna try and tell me how the Cribs are *mad sick*? Just call it dumb and move on? Guess guitars really *are* for you. Assboil.

Anon 12:28: Dorktard. No one said rock is dead. Who would bother? Rockabilly is still important to someone, somewhere, too : ) Maybe Jack White? Mmm. Rock guitar. Still evolving. Yeahhhh....

Anon 4:41: You do realize that you missed the point, don't you? It isn't about "rock is dead". It was exactly about the spectacle. ALL components. Re-read. Though your point about diminishing returns for "bands that follow in their footsteps" is aptly applied. Lets deconstruct Franz Ferdinand!

Posted by Anon | August 11, 2007 5:47 PM

i'm with anon 8:36, every time arcade fire comes around they always seem to disappoint. i mean, its just a bunch of guys (and gals) in suspenders with guitars and (gasp) even an accordian. so uncool.

someone needs to get them a laser light show asap before their careers spirals down the drain.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2007 7:32 PM

Anon 8:36's most thoroughly fucktarded statement could have been copied verbatim from some pompous shitface back in 1984 or 1998. do you know HOW MANY times people have said that the guitar is dead? the cycle continues.

Posted by rockneverexisted | August 11, 2007 8:03 PM

isn't it awesome how a bunch of people said they had a really great time and it turned into an argument?

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2007 9:37 PM

That's because some idiots on this site have to convince everyone (including themselves) that they had the BEST time and that they have the BEST taste. i.e. if they went to Daft Punk, it was the best show ever and anyone who went to a different show is a moron, and if they missed Daft Punk, then Daft Punk sucks, etc. It's impossible to just admit that people can have equally awesome times at differnt shows that go on simultaneously.

It's the hipster way.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2007 11:06 PM

Its the moron way. These dum dums like Anon 8:36 are complete jerkoffs. I mean no one on here said the show was terrible. Just not everyone is an idiot who thinks it was the best show of all time. It was a great dance concert. It is not worth arguing with people like 8:36. Let him spout his nonsense about how he is part of the new generation that is taking music to a new level and shelving the "old" ways. I will bet the house on the fact that he is probably some dorky kid with a mohawk, piercings in his lip and eyebrows, bracelets on his arms and glowsticks in his back pocket.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2007 12:52 AM

The electric guitar is NOT as vital as it was 30 years ago. Sorry. Hip hop did a lot to loosen its grip on popular music. So did dance music. To dismiss DP because they're not a rock band and don't play "real" instruments is just bullshit. And I find it highly ironic that this musically conservative, traditionalist bullshit is coming out of the mouths of allegedly forward-thinking music lovers.

Posted by DRUNK | August 12, 2007 2:13 AM

Vitality, shmytality. Daft Punk are great, and so are bands that have guitars.

Posted by J | August 12, 2007 2:39 AM

it was a very special show. A spectacle in the sense that it brought the best out of the snarkiest of audiences and made them forget they had to be elitist. Everyone I saw there was having a great time, laughing and smiling. How many shows wind up with the same crew of hipsters wearing ironic t-shirts staring at the stage arms folded? NYC jumped around and laughed for a few hours. Thats pretty freaking rare. Especially for a "mainstream" band to elicit that kind of reaction and for pitchfork to allow us to feel OK about enjoying it.

Posted by anon | August 12, 2007 10:23 AM

THAT WAS THE BEST SHOW OF THE YEAR FOR SURE. NOBODY CAN MATCH THE ENERGY IN KEYSPAN THAT NIGHT. NOBODY.

Posted by CARLOS | August 12, 2007 11:11 AM

Dickheads like anon 1252 lack comprehension and let their emotions rule. Do you watch Fox News too?

"Just not everyone is an idiot who thinks it was the best show of all time"

Do you have any idea how condescending it is to say that? Or are you just fucking clueless?

I read the 836 post and nowhere did the person say rock is dead, or that guitars are dead or that other bands suck or any such bullshit. All it did was make a point that the daft punk show set a new standard for him or her. Great cool smile handshake. Next post.

Posted by Anon | August 12, 2007 11:24 AM

Can someone explain to me why a complete stranger's opinion that some show (e.g., DP at Keyspan) being the best show ever is offensive?

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2007 12:14 PM

this is probably one of the best performances ever caught on film: the stooges in 1970 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD_XCECbAEU

i wouldnt say its an offensive opinion i mean if that person only saw 5 shows in his life and is 15 or something i wouldnt be offended at all. id just laugh it off.

and btw since some people posted their top 5 shows, these are some of the best shows ive seen:
Slayer- L'Amour 1987
Jane's Addition MSG 1990
Stevie Ray Vaught and Jeff Beck 1989- MSG
Iggy Pop- Beacon Theater - 1988
Sonic Youth- Central park 1993

recent show-
Radiohead- Bonnaroo 2006
Flaming Lips- Lollapalooza- 2006
Iggy and the Stooges - Lolla- 2007
Sonic Youth- Pitchfork 2007
Raionbashi and Kutzkalina- No Fun Fest 2007 (and many other acts): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD_XCECbAEU

Posted by nyc noise fan | August 12, 2007 1:12 PM

But why even "laugh it off"? Assume it's not a 15-year old, but someone well over 30, who happens to really love Daft Punk. If that person felt that Keyspan was the best show (s)he ever saw, that's that - what is there to laugh at? Why the hateration?

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2007 2:24 PM

Coney Island sucks...bottom line. Might as well go and see a concert at Jones Beach. Same amount of tackiness.

Let the backlash begin.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2007 3:57 PM

Actually i think the hatering started when people on here with some sense in their heads said the show was great but certainly not the show of the year or the best show of all time.
And while it is not even a close analogy, what if the idiot before or any of these idiots came on here and posted their opinion that Hitler had the right idea and was a wonderful and great person. Would you laugh it off? hate on them? or just say oh everyone is entitled to their opinion and you can't call them wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2007 8:50 PM

I am the poster who you have referred to as "the idiot before" and I can easily say that you're way off base here.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2007 9:08 PM

did anyone else think the show ended way to freaking early? I drove up from DC, didn't even show until 915, and was feeling pretty freaking lucky that I caught them at all. Whats the deal with closing up shop just after 11? Best 2 hours ever though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2007 11:22 PM

Anon 8:50 - you're deliberately pushing for Godwin's Law detour, aren't you?

My original point was that I don't see why anyone should feel the need to argue if someone else says some gig or other was the best of the week/year/their life/millenium. Eye of the beholder / ear of the behearer, and all that.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2007 11:24 PM

Let me announce to all that I did not see this show and am unfamiliar with modern sounds, but note: when you rearrange the words DAFT PUNK you get "FAT PUD NK".

NK stands for "WORTHLESS ASS-MANGOS."

Another example: if you rearrange the letters of the band of artists known as FOGHAT, you get "HOT FAG."

In other words, it's necessary to experiment anagrammatically before one makes a final decision about the merit of live music, recorded music, or a person's soul.

In both cases above, with a little gumption and elbow grease, the artists are judged to be incompetent and reeking.

Thank you,

-Helpful Andy

Posted by HELPFUL ANDY | August 13, 2007 12:33 AM

helpful andy anagrams to "help fund lay".

that sounds about right.

Posted by copiii | August 13, 2007 1:03 AM

Dear copiii,

Holy moly, you are a true anagram master!

I am tickled by & attracted to your keen mental word-acrobatix!

Let us lay around and help each other with some funds SOON.


Best Regards,

HELPFUL ANDY

Posted by HELPFUL ANDY | August 13, 2007 1:25 AM

Show of the year? More like the "show of the queers." Couple thousand dudes dancin with other dudes. You would think that the coney island Mermaid Parade happened twice this year.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 6:00 AM

haters, especially of the hipster variety, are of course entitled to their personal opinions (read: elitist posturing) but the really pathetic part is how much pleasure they get from bitterly crushing refreshing, genuine enthusiasm from others. sad fucks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 9:38 AM

Pics and videos from the show and the after party at studio B


here:

http://bluclover.blogspot.com/

Posted by blu clover | August 13, 2007 10:54 AM

I know that the topic is probably dead but ... Rizna? It's not like Daft Punk are hiding as much any more. www.socialscene.com had a photo of Thomas Bangalter completely unmasked and in the link here they're posting photos of themselves almost undcotored. So, you know, I'd love to see your photos.

Posted by Yeah | August 13, 2007 11:20 AM

yeah this topic is dead, but a better anology (hitler? wtf) would be if someone told you Harry Potter was the best book ever written.

if the people said it was their favorite show then i dont think anyone would object. but it came off as if someone was trying to shovel something down your throat? dont shovel stuff down my throat and i wont rain on your parade.

anyway, i noticed i screwed up on the no fun fest link, no it was not the BEST SHOW EVER, but it was one of my favorite shows this year. here are some clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx9r1yi3faY&mode=related&search=

Posted by nyc noise fan | August 13, 2007 11:51 AM

BEST SHOW OF NYC NOISE FAN'S LIFE. Though personally I think the Spice Girls MSG show in July 98 was a bit better. They really brought the bass on that Spiceworld tour.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 11:59 AM

Yeah: I can't find the site you mentioned, but if photos of DP are so readily available, maybe we don't need to see any from Studio B. I'm not really convinced, and personally I enjoy a little mystery. Plus it would suck if they stopped showing up at their own afterparties out of fear of photo hounds.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 12:11 PM

not postin the photos. I got to much respect for them

Posted by Rizna | August 13, 2007 12:37 PM

Yes! Stay strong, Rizna!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 12:43 PM

** BREAKING ** BREAKING ** BREAKING **

http://www.obscenenyc.com

Has a complete FLAC/MP3 recording of Daft Punk's Coney Island set.

From the crowd but solid, that sound system was amazing.

Posted by Wayman | August 13, 2007 2:41 PM

The show made my harbl very warm.

Posted by Humor Blog | August 13, 2007 3:27 PM

The show even made Philly sports blogs

http://www.the700level.com/

Posted by Supafly | August 13, 2007 4:30 PM

thanks for the mp3.. but those girls in the background are mad fucking annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2007 12:19 AM

Rizna, where was this respect a few days ago? Why even mention the photos if you're not going to share them?

Posted by annoyed | August 14, 2007 10:09 AM

I think the first thing he said was he wasn't sure if he wanted to post them. Maybe he thought about it and realized it wasn't worth spoiling their anonymity. Are their appearances really that important? Haven't they provided us with ehough visual stimulation?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2007 10:42 AM

anon 12:19, what do you expect a bootleg taken from the crowd to sound like? next time the person should wear a sign saying "EVERYBODY SHH, i'm making a bootleg!" yea, cuz that'll work.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2007 2:02 PM

Of course, but those girls ARE annoying. They're talking about the afterparty 10 mins. into the show! I'm just glad they weren't next to me.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2007 2:08 PM

who the hell cares what they look like without the suits? potential stalkers, that's who!

my guess is that they look like white french men

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2007 2:38 PM

god you guys can't just be happy that there's a pretty decent recording of one of the best shows of the year...the talking only happens through maybe 20% of it.


bitchbitchbitchbitchbitch

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2007 2:41 PM

No, we can't be happy! We can't decide if Daft Punk was a revelation of love and dance or a hollow synthetic spectacle, further marred by the drunken babble of sorority chicks! And the world at large is anxiously awaiting our verdict!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2007 3:30 PM

anon 2:02:
Maybe because I paid $55 to listen to music, and not talk about bullshit like those girls are doing. I barely spoke a word during the 1.5 hour show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2007 3:48 PM

Daft Punk totally took a little bit of Tron, a little bit of Kraftwerk, a little bit of Flash Dance & a little bit of the Louvre museum and mixed it in a blender... although i did not move around so much cause i was exhausted... i still had a great time.

top 10 shows ever for me...

1. kraftwerk 1997 @ hammerstein ballroom
2. daft punk 1997 @ roseland
3. orbital 1993 @ maskarave
4. lfo 1990 @ sound factory
5. daft punk 2007 @ keyspan
6. autechre 1996 @ the shelter
7. meat beat manifesto 1992 @ limelight
8. nitzer ebb 1990 @ giant stadium
9. panasonic 1996 @ some venue in west village
10. soulwax 2007 @ hiro

Posted by alex | August 14, 2007 8:22 PM

meat beat love! awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2007 8:34 PM

No doubt it was an excellent show- I was entertained fully and danced from the moment I walked into the stadium. The thing that makes it tough to call this the best show I've been to is its INTENSE resemblance to the Coachella set. I mean, it was to the point where my "neighbors" were asking if I was psychic, because I would jump and change my dance at the exact moment they segued into another song. A couple deviant moments here and there, but essentially note-for-note from a show they played over a year ago. Granted, the show couldn't be spun on-the-fly due to the intense lightshow coordinated along with their music, but I would have loved the whole show to be a new combination of the elements.

Too bad I missed Studio B. Never even knew about it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2007 5:42 PM

Anyone have mp3 of Daft Punk's performance from Coachella 2005 and Lolla 2007????.....if you could put up a link with zip file with tracklistings, you would definitely make my weekend! Thanks for your help!

Posted by hellooo | September 21, 2007 8:19 PM

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