What happened to Daphne and Celeste after being bottled off stage at Reading Festival
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American pop duo Daphne and Celeste are back - despite being booed and bottled off Reading Festival's main stage back in 2000. Prepare to be gobsmacked:
Celeste Cruz and Karen 'Daphne' DiConcetto first rose to fame as Daphne and Celeste in 2000 - think back to when you were in school and used to plug in your iPod shuffle and sing along to 'U.G.L.Y.'.
However, things indeed turned ugly when the pair took to Reading Festival's main stage in front of a crowd of punk-rock fans.
The New Jersey duo's 'very unserious' pop songs, 'parody-like music videos' and 'chipmunk voices' proved controversial and seeing them hit the main stage antagonised Reading crowds leading to Daphne and Celeste being booed and bottled off the stage - even a wheelchair was thrown at them according to TikTok account All The Girl Groups.
It's no easy feat to recover from, but the controversial pop duo are taking a stab at it anyway.
In an interview with The Guardian, Celeste joked the response at Reading Festival wasn't actually their worst fear when they got added to the main stage's line-up.
She said: "Honestly? Our biggest fear at the time was that we would get on the stage and no one would come. We thought everyone would protest and go off and see bands they actually liked."
Despite the backlash they faced from the crowd, the pair received a nod of approval from fellow musicians for how they handled the situation - Celeste antagonising festival-goers: 'You guys are such a good crowd,' and Daphne teasing: 'I'm loving the signs. Die! Yes, I will', all while remaining on stage for an impressively long amount of time.
Daphne explains: "Backstage, Slipknot and Rage Against the Machine were coming up to us and telling us how hardcore we were - how they wouldn’t have stayed out there.
"It was definitely the best thing we did, our crowning achievement."
After being booed and bottled off stage at Reading Festival, Daphne and Celeste's label 'quickly dissolved' and the pair seemingly moved on from their pop careers, instead breaking into the world of theatre.
However, the pair are now set to make a grand return to music, with a single titled 'You and I Alone' which is reported as being a world away from their noughties tunes.
The duo decided to leap back into the music world after being contacted by Ben Jacobs (a.k.a. Max Tundra) and recorded the song four years ago.
Jacobs explains: "I thought, if I was going to bring them back all these years on, it had to be different to what they did before.
"It would have been easier to pick someone really respected like Charlotte Gainsbourg but this was more of a challenge, taking a band people were chucking bottles of piss at."
DiConcetto (Daphne) adds: "It felt like the grownup version of Daphne and Celeste. A cooler sound, but also a shout out to our past."