Monday, April 23, 2007

The Flaming Lips - War Pigs


Wow. I saw the Flaming Lips over the weekend at Brown University, and like always it is one of the most exciting, elaborate, and flat out fun shows that anyone can see. I still hold them as the best live act I've ever seen. My first time seeing the Lips was about a half a year ago at the Bank of America Pavillion in Boston. That however was a night time show and due to venue restrictions, Wayne couldn't do the bubble bit. I was especially excited for that this show, as well as how their performance would be without the emphasizing ability of a light show (as this was a day event.) It worked out great, and with the giant ballons drifting their way through the audience, the gorgeous spring day made for a vastly superior setting compared to a covered venue. This was their setlist:

Ta Da! (w/ Wayne in Bubble)
Race for the Prize
Tapsmir
Fight Test
Free Radicals
Yoshimi Pt. 1 (w/ Singalong)
Yoshimi Pt. 2
Vein of Stars (w/ Firebird)
The Yeah Song (w/ Singalong)
Taps/Waitin' for a Superman
Pompeii
She Don't Use Jelly (w/ Singalong)
Do You Realize??
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A Spoonful Weighs a Ton

There were of course dancing aliens/ santas, confetti shotguns, confetti cannons, dozens of giant balloons, giant hands, a nun puppet...the list is endless. It's a blast, that's what it is.

More pictures from the show


For this entry's song, I'm using a Flaming Lips' cover of Black Sabbath's War Pigs. They played this at first Flaming Lips show last year. However this version comes from Austin City limits and features Cat Power as a guest vocalist.

The Flaming Lips feat. Cat Power - War Pigs

I also got to hang out with Wayne Coyne for a bit after the show. He seems to love meeting people, as he was incredibly gracious the whole time. I talked to him alone for a good three minutes, though for a good while the conversation was group based, with everyone having a say. Some of the topics brought up were the Yoshimi musical, the woman who died by drinking too much water, Grey's Anatomy, the Teletubbies (by me), Bonnaroo, and heads exploding. Man...what a night.

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10 comments:

Sean said...

sweet dude! awesome pics!

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