Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Flaming Lips
Maybe it helps that the last show of theirs that I saw was SO experimental that I couldn't connect with it, so my expectations were low. Not to undermine my crazy excitement to go see them again! I'm sure it helps that I have long loved their music, and have enough good memories that coincide with their albums that at least one song brought me to tears. Or maybe it was the confetti, the dancing butterfly, the weird little dancing bunny creatures on the sides of the stage, the "birth" of the band via walking through a vaginal wall of lights, the lead singer rolling around over the crowd in a giant transparent ball, the awesome outdoor venue, the perfect weather, the stunning energy of the band, the familiar and unfamiliar songs alike, the way the crowd was invited to interact, the smell of smoke (several kinds of smoke I must say) all around, the warmth of the crowd and the cool breeze that would make its way through, the screaming and dancing and clapping, the singing along, being with one of my best friends in the world...
So yeah. Best. Show. Ever. Thanks for letting me share. And especially, thank you Katie for taking me!