WAMU THEATER, SEATTLE, WA :: Last night, Daft Punk completely blew my mind.
We arrived just in time to find a pair of seats centered about six rows back on the mezzanine. It was a great vantage point to take in the entire show, and we avoided wrestling with the crowd on the floor. Almost as soon as we sat down, the lights went out and everyone stood up. We then heard the famous five note melody from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." So appropriate, and so awesome!
For the next 90 minutes, I was transported into a techno nirvana. From their pyramid spaceship, the robotic duo that is Daft Punk progressively intensified their beats, layering remixes of their songs seamlessly into the next. The sound was incredible and the futuristic light show was absolutely unreal, hypnotizing me and the crowd into a bouncing frenzy. I felt a rare, substance-free euphoria as the bass pulsed through my body and the flashing lights danced through my eyes. It's hard to describe the sensation, but I imagine it being like a firsthand experience of that trippy scene at the end of "2001: A Space Odyssey."
"My god... It's full of stars!"
Truly an amazing, unforgettable, transcendent show. My only complaint: it was too damn short!
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on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 7:43 AM
THAT IS JUST AWESOME! AND AWESOME IS ONE BIG UNDERSTATEMENT. I BET. HOLY...COW! THIS IS TOO COOL