This Monday, February 22, the news was released that Daft Punk, the French duo made up of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, has definitively separated. After 28 years together, four studio albums, two world tours, a score, several hymns and classics … After changing the history of music, Daft Punk says goodbye for good.
Yes, we are all in limbo, and maybe that’s because Daft Punk had been inactive for years – fueling our desperation with rumors of surprise performances or collaborations. But the reality is that no one expected the news to announce their separation.
But let’s face it. His latest album, Random Access Memories, came out in 2013. It’s been 8 years since the duo went into a studio to work on something for Daft Punk. Later, his last live concert (not shows like the Grammys and others), was in 2007 during the tour of the Alive 2007, which had reached 10 years of his last tour of 1997 …
And it was precisely during this tour that Daft Punk came to Mexico for the first and last time in one of the best concerts that we Mexicans have enjoyed and that the French gave in their now finished career. But here we tell you more.
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One Halloween’s night
There are two types of Mexicans: those who went to the Daft Punk concert on October 31, 2007 at the Palacio de los Deportes, and those who, for some reason, missed it.. There’s no more. Pride is not played between soccer classics or anything like that, but between the people who gathered to see the only concert that the French gave in CDMX and those who did not.
With that in mind, it’s time to remember that historic presentation As we mentioned, it is not only one of the best concerts that have been given in Mexico thanks to its epic proportions, but one of the best Daft Punk ever produced.
It was a Halloween night and the Sports Palace was full of costumed fans to take advantage of the holidays. Suddenly, Sussie 4 appears, the band selected to open the concert in Mexico City (At that time it was still the Federal District) and the one that took place in Guadalajara.
Sussie 4 had released The Red Album in 2006, which had some collaborations such as “Remote Control” with León Larregui, one of the best known. So the people of Guadalajara set the mood until the moment when the iconic pyramid began to be seen.
Daft Punk at the Sports Palace
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter appeared in what became the beginning of stunning visuals – an epic presentation in every way. Daft Punk kicked off with “Robot Rock” followed by “Oh Yeah.” People were euphoric from the visuals where each of the words was read: FUCK.
After about 20 minutes, little more, Daft Punk drove the Palace crazy with less than two minutes of his classic “Around the World” (the video is courtesy of Michel Gondry) to which he did second a mix of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. The colors on stage were the same as the animated video of the same song, which is part of Discovery.
After 40 minutes, a few chimes: it was time for “One More Time” and the visuals were getting more and more impressive with the sound of “Aerodynamic” in all its power. In the pyramid, above Daft Punk, and behind, the same colors that simulated an intergalactic scenario while in the background, the “We’re gonna celebrate… one more time“ was heard.
Almost for the closing, back to its origins, in 1997 with Homework: “Da Funk” and “Daftendirekt”. After an hour of concert in which people waved their wigs in the air or whatever object they had on hand (many part of the costume that had been perfect at first), these two songs sounded from a concert that did not ask anything of any other of their presentations.
And to close, among strange images of nature such as plants and flowers, followed by people and their faces, “Human After All” sounded. There was never a moment of silence, as the applause of the duo, the people and the farewell that has a return arrived.
Daft Punk returned to the stage of the Palace for the second time that night, but the last time in its history in them and Mexico. “Together” was given flight with “Human After All” in the background, the second round of “One More Time” to end, now, with “Music Sounds Better With You”.
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Robot Rock / Oh Yeah
Touch It / Technologic
Television Rules the Nation / Crescendolls
Too Long / Steam Machine
Around the World / Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Burnin ‘/ Too Long
Face to Face / Short Circuit
One More Time / Aerodynamic
Aerodynamic Beats / Forget About the World
The Prime Time of Your Life / Brainwasher / Rollin ‘& Scratchin’ / Alive
Da Funk / Daftendirekt
Superheroes / Human After All / Rock’n Roll
Human After All / Together / One More Time (Reprise) / Music Sounds Better With You
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