These Oklahoma natives are trippy as hell. And we loved every second of it. As The Flaming Lips marched onto the stage, the band could be seen donning green wigs, neon cotton balls sewed to silver pants, wacky jackets and big smiles. Crowds were amped with what energy they had left, as they witnessed the last act to take the Ocean View Live stage by storm at CRSSD Fest on Saturday night. As expected, the Lips put on a show to be remembered, replete with a rainbow with two people inside, giant mushrooms and a crowd-surfing teddy bear. The 1993 rock hit, "She Don't Use Jelly" captivated audiences as they sung along with lead singer Wayne Coyne, who added to the song by holding up a giant inflatable, silver balloon letters that read, "F* yeah San Diego" He later dispersed the floating balloons into the crowd. With six band members on stage, each kept busy adding to the layered sound that is distinctly The Flaming Lips. There were two drum-sets playing together in harmony, sometimes mixed with an electronic drum that keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist Derek Brown dominated. Fan favorites, "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," "The Wand" and "Yeah Yeah Yeah song" pumped up the sun-beat crowd with more antics to follow. Smoke machines, huge hi-rise stages and oversized balloons being popped to the beat were some of the more fascinating, psychedelic aspects to the show that had onlookers wide-eyed. The flashing lights, combined with the loud reverberating throb of the drums and melodic trance-like vocals captivated audiences as they were asked to say the word "love" repetitively at the end of the set. Coyne wanted the airport to "have to stop flying planes" due to the overwhelming sound. The audience hoped to hear "Do You Realize?" as the finale, chanting: "One more song!" but it never happened. We also kind of thought we might see Miley Cyrus take the stage, perhaps performing songs from their collaboration album "Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz" which dropped in August. We did, however, get the opportunity to help Coyne float through the crowd in his human hamster-ball, as he smiled graciously and continued to belt flawlessly. " ngg_triggers_display="never" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]Source: DiscoverSD
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