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“Next time we are playing on the From the second the 27-year old band (led by Wayne Coyne) walked onto the stage to the second they stepped off it, confetti was patrolling the skies, strobe lights were attacking the audience, and large balloons were careening off the heads of the concert-goers, rendering the classic concert beach ball ineffective and creating an overwhelming experience for the audience.


T h e entire Flaming Lips’ show at the Fox Theatre- the “space ball”, the laser hands, or even just the energy the band exudes - defies the expectations of a band that has been around for 27 years. Hell, most young bands can’t put on a show like that. Yet, the Flaming Lips do this on a nightly basis and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon, making them one of the best live acts around. However, the best part about the Flaming Lips isn’t the aforementioned acts, instead it is something that you wouldn’t notice by watching the band. The craziest aspect of the Flaming Lips is their multi-generational impact. On one side of the audience you might see your younger brother’s friend and then on the other side is that 10-year old’s mom, both of whom are dancing to the music and having a great time. This act of people of all ages joining together is just what their music is all about. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from, or what age you are, everyone is welcome at a Flaming Lips concert. The whole attitude of the band seems to be summed up in the lyrics Wayne Coyne sings during the song In the Morning of the Magicians, “What is love and what is hate? And why does it matter?”

by Nicky H ug

The MArk October 2010  
The MArk October 2010  

This is the October edition of Menlo-Atherton's student magazine. Doesn't the weather make you want to curl up by the fire with a nice copy...