The electronic music duo Daft Punk have built a reputation of mystery over the many years of their career because of their gimmick of only being seen in public while wearing their trademark helmets. That’s not to say that the members of Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, have never been out in public sans helmets but when they do appear in public they do not advertise their true identities … kind of like superheros. Well, all good things must come to an end. Now that Daft Punk is back with a new album and they are promoting that album in the age of social media, their attempt at keeping their “true identities” a secret has failed. The helmet-less Daft Punk guys were photographed playing beer pong with champagne (of course) inside the offices of Sony Music and, naturally, that photo was posted online. Altho it was quickly deleted, the photo was picked up by others and is now all over the place. Want to see what Daft Punk looks like without their helmets? Click below.
The photo was snapped by another electronic music duo called The Knocks (Ben B-Roc Ruttner and James JPatt Patterson) who were present at the “champagne pong” game and they uploaded the photo to their official Facebook profile. The photo didn’t stay up for long and was quickly deleted with this message from the band:
GUESS WE WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO POST THAT PIC :X
Even the apology message has since been deleted. Props to my homie Stacy Lambe, who writes for VH1 and created Texts from Hillary, for grabbing the screenshot above. I believe it’s his screenshot of the photo that is making the rounds all over the place. I guess this goes to show that it’s practically impossible to keep a secret from the Internets. And once a photo is posted online, it’s online forever. I have to admit, the Daft Punk guys do not look like I thought they would. In my mind, they were always more Kraftwerky-looking. Still, I love that they appear to be totally normal-looking dudes and not robots after all. Hurray for humans!