My life as a Flaming Lips spaceman dancer
A personal perspective from the stage at Bonnaroo
Anyone who’s ever been to a Flaming Lips concert knows the protocol: There’s the inflatable “space bubble” inside which frontman Wayne Coyne emerges on song one. Bright confetti is shot from machines and life-sized mascots hug or tackle the wire-haired singer. There are general shenanigans in which audience members are encourage to partake, whether it’s a call and response of nonsensical words or to dance on command.
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