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14 Completely Mind-Blowing Facts In Honor Of Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day!

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Hello, silly Americans! You may have seen some references to "Bastille Day" in the news today and wondered what that was all about. This date, July 14, is a day specifically designated to celebrate British indie band Bastille, of course!

2. Bastille has four members: Kyle Simmons, Chris "Woody" Wood, Dan Smith, and Will Farquarson.

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Charlie Barnes (second from left) is a touring member who joined the band in 2015.


5. Bastille had an album called Bad Blood, with title song, "Bad Blood," before Taylor Swift ever wrote a Katy Perry diss track...

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9. Bastille recorded their song "Laura Palmer" in Simlish for The Sims 3: Supernatural.

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10. One time, Bastille did an extremely dope cover of City High's "What Would You Do?"

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What would you do if your son was at home crying all alone on the bedroom floor 'cause he's hungry and they only way to feed him is to sleep with a man for a little bit of money 'cause his daddy's gone...somewhere smokin' rock now in and out of lockdown I ain't got a job now?


11. Bastille enjoys a fun whimsical pool float like the rest of us.

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14. Bastille's band name derives from Bastille Day, which is — oh wait — actually not a day dedicated to Bastille and their fans but another name for The French National Day which commemorates the first anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution.

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Ooooh, that actually makes a lot more sense, TBH. Happy Bastille Day!