Because it looks like it may have been a hoax after all.
ANOTHER UPDATE: THE DENOUEMENT IS COMING From Smart Shanghai comes the PR company’s side of the story. The PR company, which got scammed too, has released surveillance photographs of the concert organizers on the web!
ANOTHER UPDATE: THE POT IS STIRRED From the new Facebook page, Daft fucked, one commenter writes:
A friend of mine got the following information from the red-hair guy at the ticket office (Julien?). The company name was “red-wall events” , as we all know now. 50% of the tickets were supposed to be held by a hong-kong company. His boss was supposedly French.
UPDATE: THE PLOT THICKENS
Adam Shokora of 56minus1 has delved deeper into the whole matter. Apparently, a Chinese web developer was hired by a “
British guy French guy” to make dafthidden.com. But now the mysterious “ British guy French guy” isn’t answering his phone. Oh those cheeky Brits crazy French!
According to a mysterious Facebook page, the mysterious French house duo Daft Punk will spend the weekend after they won two Grammys playing a secret show for a few lucky folks in Shanghai. But Daft Punk’s PR has assured us that the announcement isn’t real and that Daft Punk will not be playing Shanghai on Friday night. Or any shows anywhere for the time being. So if you paid actual money for a Daft Punk ticket, it’s time to start looking for someone to whoop.
The Facebook page had previously said all “2000” tickets had been “sold out.” Hopefully, it’s just joking and nobody actually got cheated out of their money. Sorry ticket holders. Chances of this not being a scam now are close to nil.