Daft Punk member Thomas Bangalter removes his helmet at the beach. OMG! Since the Grammy's there has been an obsession with Daft Punk and what the guys behind the helmets really look like. On Jan. 29, US Weekly posted a photo of Bangalter at the beach and no, he wasn't dressed as a robot.
Although the picture is old (snapped last October in Miami), it's practically going viral. As previously reported, Bangalter and his other half, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, don't want their "real" looks to be part of any discussion. While a lot of musicians have an image to uphold, these guys want the focus to be on their talent and their music, so they have chosen to wear disguises when making public appearances.
Sure Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter removes his helmet at the beach. He's enjoying himself on a not-so-private vacation but these guys have to realize that the paparazzi will catch them sans-costumes and their faces will eventually be associated with their music. That's the name of the fame game, at least, that's what it has become.