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Courtney from Tucson, Arizona
JOYOUS WALL OF SOUND
Wayne Coyne and his band delivered! It was a 3-bubble show (Coyne switched out the giant bubble he performed in 3 times). It was quite the irony that his signature bubble in COVID times symbolized something else too: he wanted to protect himself and the audience by staying in the bubble. Gorgeous walls of sound and joy in their performance. Raining down confetti, silly string, bubbles and pulsating light show got everyone into the playful psychedelic vibe. Greer was a great opening act as well -- sweet harmonizing combined with good ole rocking out guitar riffs. Thank you Flaming Lips and Greer! What a treat!
Cristina from Lee, MA
I was really looking forward to this show! Brought my 13-year-old son with me for his first ever concert (outside of the lawn at Tanglewood). I have seen the Lips 4 or 5 times through the years, and it’s always such a joyous, sensational party that sets me free and has me smiling for weeks! This was not that, at all. The gaps between songs (to inflate or deflate the colorful and wonderful props that Lips fans count on), took anywhere from 2-4 minutes….during which time Wayne would tell the audience to “scream” and “get on your feet”. We obliged, only to have to wait several more minutes for the music to start for the next song. This scenario occurred at least 6 times, and became very uncomfortable. It was weird to hype up the crowd to silence, then more silence, and then he would talk about something low key and then tell us to scream. Wayne was wicked chill, not at all warranting the type of response from the crowd that he was repeatedly asking for. And all the while we could hear the leaf blower whirring air into the next inflatable. It was clunky and awkward. The Flaming Lips, for me, are all about the feeling you get by being surrounded in the color/music explosion (even on ballads and mellow moments…). Every experience I have ever had seeing them live has been special and beautiful. This was a forced and bazaar night, honestly. Not something I ever imagined a seasoned group like the Lips would present. Super duper disappointed.
Tommytunes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I had high hopes for Wayne and the crew but man, that was a let down. The first ten minutes were spent talking about Covid and several more times throughout the show the subject came up. Not what I want to hear for the few hours im at a concert. He sang maybe only 80% of the music (the rest was prerecorded) and it didnt sound great. There was a lot of asking the audience for energy and excitement which to me was a cringeworthy distraction especially since wayne himself brought seemingly no energetic physical presence to the stage.
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