As you may recall, following Arcade Fire’s earth-shattering Album of the Year win at the 2011 Grammys, a Tumblr page was launched compiling various tweets asking, “Who is Arcade Fire?”. Though music writers and bloggers chuckled along, it wasn’t that outrageous of a question. At the time, Arcade Fire was still a relatively unknown band to mainstream America, a quirky group of Canadians signed to an independent record label and who dressed in funny outfits.
Surely, Daft Punk wouldn’t suffer from similar obscurity. After all, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have been heavyweights in music for two decades, with more than a few chart-topping songs to their name. They’ve even performed at the Grammys before, teaming with Kanye West for “Stronger”. So, yea, surely no one would tweet, “Who is Daft Punk?”.
The real question is: who is Daft Punk?! #GRAMMYs
— Jesse Henry (@Jesse_Henry) January 27, 2014
Can someone tell me who the fuck Daft Punk is?
— MattyMcMattface (@CaptBerserker) January 27, 2014
— HM Queen Laura 👸🏼 (@DustyReign) January 27, 2014
Is it bad that I have no idea who Daft Punk or Lorde is? No? Ok, good. Didn't think so.
— Rocco J. Scarmack (@RoccoJScarmack) January 27, 2014
So who's daft punk? There's two of them… Is one daft and the other punk?
— Aaron Pybas (@aaronkylepybas) January 27, 2014
Who is Daft Punk and should I care?
— Miles Burnett (@MilesBurnett) January 27, 2014
I wish we knew. RT @P1TJack: Who the eff is Daft Punk?
— Cynthia Kirby (@pally4christ) January 27, 2014
my dad just texted me "who is daft punk and why do they suck"
— Krista (@kristagonsalves) January 27, 2014
who the hell is Daft Punk. Literally would've been happy if anyone else won…
— Tay (@ImSoBrallie) January 27, 2014
1. Who the fuck is Daft Punk. I'm sorry but if you're wearing helmets you don't deserve Grammys.
— José (@foxiegaspie) January 27, 2014
I'm sorry but who tf is daft punk
— kendra (@kendraxlynn) January 27, 2014
I don't even know who daft punk is and they won like 50 Grammys tonight
— Julia (@fosterlover1053) January 27, 2014
Who the hell is Daft Punk? Are they related to C3PO and R2D2?
— JoJoPeacemaker (@Jo_Sears) January 27, 2014