The Flaming Lip performed at Terminal 5 last night. Wow. Sure, I could describe the show with big fancy adjectives – but there’re better writers out there that can do that and seeing the Flaming Lips is more of a present moment experience. For example, blogger Salvatore Bono did a really great job of summing up the show and telling us about it in chronological order – from start to finish. Well done. Lead singer Wayne Coyne conducted the psyche musical affair like a leader of a strange church whose religion involves a full-frontal assualt on sight and sound – and occasionally smell. We listened. We watched. We occasionally screamed, "LIPS!"
Opening the show was Sean Lennon’s new band, The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger. I bet they were good. (This writer missed seeing them because the cab from Brooklyn to Terminal 5 took much longer than was expected, but Salvatore Bono described the experience as: "It was fascinating watching Lennon play.")
One of the highlights of the evening was a surprise appearance from Yoko Motherflippin’ Ono. Yes, the woman who broke up The Beatles set the room screaming. Wayne commanded her to the stage by saying, "I’d like to bring out the mom of one of the musicans here tonight." Hello Yoko. The innovator of the Fluxus Movement shrieked her way into our hearts with a visual spectacle that burnt into our retinas.
If you don’t believe me, simply check it out for yourself: