ACCORDING to the singular Wayne Coyne, "being in The Flaming Lips is like a never ending Spinal Tap moment". The Tap, as aficionados of the cult Eighties movie like to call them, were a mock rock band whose hapless antics were embarrassingly close to reality. ???? Read our coronavirus liv e blog for the latest news & updates It probably comes as no surprise, therefore, that Coyne and co have given us the pandemic's most absurdly brilliant musical spectacle. At a time when live shows seem like a distant dream, The Flaming Lips are staging a series of concerts in their home town of Oklahoma City with each band member in their own inflatable "space bubble". The audience comprises a further 100 bubbles, occupied by either one, two or three people, for a fully immersive yet responsible, socially distanced event. Coyne, who became a dad for the first time in 2019 and turned 60 last month, has been using the see-through spheres at Lips gigs since 2004. So why not extend the experience to everyone in the room? He's in the middle of "10,000 interviews" because the shows have captured the imagination of people across the globe, a testament to… Read full this story
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