Tuesday 26 September 2017

The French army band performed Daft Punk hits to Macron and Trump on Bastille Day and it’s a banger

The French president’s first July 14 parade took a slightly unconventional turn…

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump watch the traditional Bastille Day military parade (Michel Euler/AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump watch the traditional Bastille Day military parade (Michel Euler/AP)

By Isabel Togoh

It’s Bastille Day today, France’s national day, and US president Donald Trump is the guest of honour.

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Macron and Trump attend the Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris (Michel Euler/AP)

While the occasion is usually a highly ceremonial affair, French president Emmanuel Macron’s first July 14 parade took a slightly unconventional turn, as he invited the Army band to perform a jazzy rendition of…

*drumroll please*

Daft Punk hits.

During the parade, the marching band created several formations on the Champs Elysees while taking on a medley of the French electronic duo’s tunes including One More Time, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, and Get Lucky.

The performance was wonderful.

Well, at least Macron seemed to think so – he looked on proud and couldn’t resist flashing a smile and bopping his head in approval.

Trump, on the other hand, had his arms crossed and appeared unfazed but did clap and offer a whistle at the end of the three-minute performance.

High-level trolling, or no?

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