It has to be said that if you want an enjoyable evening then there is nothing quite like a Flaming Lips gig. No rubber bubble this time (Rock City is probably a bit small for that kind of behaviour) but my word… giant screens, huge strobes, confetti cannons, baby dolls, 4 new members and a whole night club full of people grinning like Cheshire cats.
I’m always pleasantly surprised by the crowds that gather at these events, no other band commands such a friendly crowd. Upon noticing someone disappearing to the bar from the front row I took their place, when the guy returned he gave me one of his beers and continued to enjoy the rest of the show. Any other gig and I’m sure a scuffle would’ve ensued.
If you’ve never seen this band live then you are missing out, the only advice I can give is quite simply to never miss them again, you have been told and you have no excuse.