Wednesday, September 12

Live: The Flaming Lips @ The Uptown Theater - 9/12/07

Alert readers Kfuture and Jenny-Jen attended a performance by The Flaming Lips tonight at Kansas City's Uptown Theater. (That's Kansas City, Missouri for those of you taking notes.) I saw Bela Fleck there back in June of '99 and remember the venue to be a good early Twentieth Century American theater. It boasts a capacity of around 1,500 -- a nice size for The Flaming Lips to flex some live muscles.

According to my esteemed & embedded concert-going colleagues, the Lips played for 2.5 hours in one of their best shows "ever". They performed several tracks from each of At War With The Mystics, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, and The Soft Bulletin. The band pounded 1993's "She Don't Use Jelly" in one of two encores, and a Zaireeka track poked its head in as well. Somewhere near the end they performed The Rolling Stones' "Moonlight Mile".

Apparently, the band gave laser pointers to everyone in the audience for some crazy Wayne Coyne mirror/heart laser reflection experiment. Killer, man!

Top photo by Jenny-Jen, bottom by Kfuture.


Jennifer said...

The Rolling Stones song was last. Also, he wanted us all to go out and look at the moon afterwards so that we would all feel connected. Good advice, I think.

Jennifer said...

One more thing. A friend of mine writes for the Pitch music blog and this is what he wrote.

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