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The future of concerts? The Flaming Lips and fans rock in plastic bubbles during the show


The future of concerts? Members of The Flaming Lips and fans rock in plastic bubbles during a bizarre, socially distant show

  • The footage of the performance shows people in 100 inflatable balls
  • The event on Monday in Oklahoma City is intended to be a test run for future concerts
  • Frontman Wayne Coyne shared a clip from the show and the bladders deflated
  • "That barrier is still there, you are protected and you are protected. That part of it was the success for us," he told CNN

The Flaming Lips held a socially distant concert in which the band and their fans were wrapped in individual plastic bubbles for the duration of the show.

The footage of the performance shows people in 100 inflatable balls. The event is supposed to be a test run for future concerts and was part of their new music video.

The Oklahoma City group played two songs from their new album American Head at The Criterion in their hometown on Monday evening with a capacity of 3,500 people.

Frontman Wayne Coyne shared a clip from the show, writing, & # 39; Yessss !!! & # 39; He also posted pictures on his Instagram page showing the bubbles before they were inflated.

The Flaming Lips held a socially distant concert in which the band and their fans were wrapped in individual plastic bubbles for the duration of the show

Frontman Wayne Coyne shared a clip from the show, writing, & # 39; Yessss !!! & # 39; He also posted pictures on his Instagram page showing the bubbles before they were inflated

Frontman Wayne Coyne shared a clip from the show, writing, & # 39; Yessss !!! & # 39; He also posted pictures on his Instagram page showing the bubbles before they were inflated

He told CNN, “I don't think anyone would have thought in mid-March that this would still be the case eight months later.

"I think we all thought this is a month, this is maybe two months, but we're going to get this under control."

The concept was first introduced in May on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Coyne, who has been crowd surfing his own bubble since 2004, added, “I like the look because you can be as excited as you want, you can scream as much as you want, you just can't infect the Person next to you, no matter what you forget, how excited you get.

The concept was first introduced in May on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The concept was first introduced in May on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Oklahoma City group played two songs from their new album American Head on The Criterion

The Oklahoma City group played two songs from their new album American Head on The Criterion

"That barrier is still there, you are protected, and you are protected. Part of that is what we really felt was a success."

"I'm ready to do whatever I can to say I think we could do that and that would be perfectly safe."

As for the band's fans, one, Dayzie Smith, told Vice, “The bubble was so big it wasn't exactly claustrophobic at all. It sounded a little distorted or underwater, but not too much, but enough to be noticed. & # 39;

Coyne, pictured in 2019, has been using his own bubble for crowd surfing since 2004

Coyne, pictured in 2019, has been using his own bubble for crowd surfing since 2004

In August, more than 2,500 music fans split into hundreds of small, fenced-off areas when they saw singer Sam Fender on stage in what is believed to be the world's first socially distant concert.

The North Shields native made an appearance in his hometown at Gosforth Park in Newcastle, where fans in groups of up to five saw the concert on 500 different elevated metal platforms.

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