The Flaming Lips came back to Ithaca and I was even more excited this time than I was a few years ago when they first played on Cornell’s campus.
All I brought to the show was my iPhone (5) and, not unlike my last big concert experience, it was more than enough:
Again, teasing/testing the new app we’re working on over at AWP. It’s a hot little number that I can’t wait to put in your hands.
But my favorite moment of the night came from an impressively original cover of a Devo song: Gates of Steel. The only reason I know that is because Triple Double (one of my favorite mashups by Girl Talk) uses it incredibly well. Skip to 3:36 in that video. The clip below will never do that experience justice, but I’m glad I have it:
So it was a magical night. As usual I have more clips from the night on my Vimeo page, including Do You Realize? And I have another 100 photos that I won’t bore you with.
That’s that. The Flaming Lips is a band worth checking out, while they’re still rocking out. I’m lucky to have seen/heard/felt them twice in three years. Here’s to music and LOVE.