Daft Punk on anonymity: 'We could get actors to play us and watch from the crowd'
Robot-headed French duo Daft Punk have revealed that being anonymous has afforded them a lot of luxuries where their rise to fame has been concerned.
During an interview with Rock 'n' Folk magazine in their native country, the 'Get Lucky' pair confessed that because people don't know their faces it wouldn't be too hard to hire people to play them on stage so they could watch as a gig-goer: "It would be possible but we play too few concerts. It would be dumb not to want the acclaim of 20,000 people."
They also recalled an entertaining story about how they were once offered tickets to their own show at London's Astoria venue in 1997 by a tout. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christ added:
"It is hard to tell what would've happened for us without the anonymity. We have no regrets on that subject. We have a normal life. We met when we were 12. We listened The Velvet Underground and The Doors. We created those robot personas. We see the next generation appropriating it and it pleases us."
'Get Lucky' is currently the UK's midweek No.1 single and the position will be confirmed this coming Sunday, May 5.
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