My first visit to the Royal Albert Hall and what a perfect band for it! As Wayne said, it really did look like a fishbowl with lights! The night was just one big party... complete with balloons, streamers, confetti and duelling Santa Clauses and aliens (according to Wayne they represent Roman Catholicism and the Church of Scientology). ;D They ended the show with a cover of Black Sabbath's War Pigs!
Here are some photos I got from the Flaming Lips message board. The photographer is Paul Wilcock and his site is www.ilikegigs.net/
Intro - The Town Crier
Wayne in the bubble
Wayne surfing the crowd in the bubble!
Wayne and the scary nun!
What's a party without a disco ball?
The affable Wayne Coyne
Megaphone during The WAND (the strobe lights got to me though... I had to close my eyes).
Hey Pina, I have just known that Flaming Lips are playing in Rome in July...I really don't know anything about them...I remembered u posted the pics...so I came here to see... Do they deserve to be seen? What do u think I have to do: Flaming Lips or Morrisey? I can't do them both...
Well, if you already are a big Morrissey fan, then you could go see his show... unless you've seen his show many times and want something new and different. The Flaming Lips are definitely different! I know you will enjoy the concert even if you don't know their music. It's one big party!