Sofi Tukker Talks Missing The Super Bowl For ‘La La Land’

By Rami Abou-Sabe

Our very own Gregg Daniels & Fast Freddy caught up with Sofi Tukker backstage at the GRAMMY Awards to talk about the duo’s newfound success, La La Land, and Super Bowl LI.

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Sofi Tukker is one half Sophie Hawley-Weld and one half Tucker Halpern. Originally from Brookline, Halpern is a self-described Patriots fan and was beside himself when Hawley-Weld chose to watch Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s hit musical instead of the big game.

“I wasn’t even there,” she said about skipping out on Tucker’s viewing party.

“She went to La La Land during the Super Bowl. Which is offensive.”

“Tucker was really offended,” she added.

“I was so mad. I was like, ‘I need to find a new bandmate,'” he replied coldly.

Halpern went on to share his thoughts on NFL superstitions with Gregg & Freddy. “I watched the second half in a different place, and I couldn’t move! Once they started making the comeback, I was like, ‘Okay, can’t go back to where I was sitting the first half.’ And it would have been my fault [if they lost]. So I had to watch the entire game from the floor.”

“That is ridiculous,” Hawley-Weld chirped.

The NYC-based duo made waves last year with their debut record Soft Animals. “Drinkee” is nominated for Best Dance Recording alongside artists like Flume and The Chainsmokers.

For more from Sofi Tukker, including their thoughts on newfound success, check out the full interview up top.

The 59th GRAMMY Awards air live Sunday night at 8pm ET on CBS – locally on WBZ-TV here in Boston.


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