Didn't catch Wayne's solo show but did run into him in centeroo Friday just walking around before NMH. Pretty awesome to meet one of your main influences, none the less at your first roo. Granted Thursday was an awesome day but after I got to talk to Wayne it hit me "I was at roo!" It killed me leaving jack white after ball and biscuit but I don't regret it one bit
I'm going to go ahead and agree. Lucy in the sky was a total face melted. I've never left a set so happy and just like... Fuck yeah! When I saw flaming lips live changed me, it literally changed me. I wish I could quit my job and just follow them lol anyway. I've had the visuals for watching the planets stuck in my head but can't find a live clip online from their tour to rewatch it.
This is why I said the Flips were a no brainer for me as my Saturday LN choice. They put on one hell of a show and Wayne is awesome. I went to his interview on the solar stage and that made me like him even more. He even stuck up for Kanye which I personally thought was great. He's very kind hearted and down to Earth. The new album he's doing is all for charity. All the proceeds are going to help stray dogs and cats plus help families that don't have the money to take their sick pets to vets for treatment. Personally I love to feel happy and to feel the love from everybody which is what I get at their shows.
I just realized I had so many typos in my post you quoted. Oops.
He did do the whole 'wheres da press' thing on stage though during the performance. And I guess i didn't realize he was doing an interview but that explains how he found the butterfly wings at the solar stage he mentioned he was wearing.
Besides tiny dancer at Elton John, Yoshimi was the only performance I felt everyone in the audience knew EVERY SINGLE WORD and we all sang together and that blew my mind (and this is just for the artists I saw at Bonnaroo). But the visuals. The visuals. Yeah.
I was really really conflicted between doing the Skrillex superjam or the Flaming lips. I got the the skrillex superjam around 11. 11:30 came and it didn't start on time. 12:00 came and I could SEE the flaming lips start in an eruption of confetti and light and it took everything I had not to dart out of that tent and run to the flaming lips. The superjam finally started and it was cool and all but the entire time all I could think about was how I was missing the flaming lips across the field. Around 1 I am just not feeling the superjam anymore and finally let myself go catch the last 30 min of the F'Lips and was sooooo glad I did. They put on the greatest spectacle of a live performance and I should never let myself forget that. God are they amazing. Also I totally forgot about Wayne's Solar stage thing and I'm sad What did he do, exactly? Just an interview? Did he play any songs?
It was just an hour long interview. Some of the people there were thinking it was gonna be a solo performance so they scurried away when they realized it was only an interview. I enjoyed it, though. He was interacting with the crowd asking for drugs, lol. Some people were throwing stuff up to him which he thanked them for. It was pretty funny.
Jan. 23rd Sam Smith
Jan. 29th-Feb. 6th MMJ's One Big Holiday
Mar. 27th the Decemberists
Mar. 31st Neil Diamond
Apr. 1st the Moody Blues
Apr. 18th Steve Winwood
May 1st-3rd Beale Street music fest
June 10th-15th Bonnaroo VIP
June 17th-20th Gentlemen of the Road Stopover: Waverly IA
July 22nd My Morning Jacket: ArtPark
July 24th-26th Newport Folk Fest
Aug. 14th My Morning Jacket: Red Rocks
August 29th Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field with Cheap
It's making me really happy to see the reactions on here to this set... I was soooooo torn between the SuperJam & this set, having never seen the Flaming Lips & knowing a late-night set at Roo would be awesome... I went to the SuperJam with friends, made our way under the tent, waited for it to start, & a couple songs in told my friends I had to go to flips & left. I just had this feeling the whole time I was at the SuperJam that I was missing something.
Best. Decision. All. Weekend.
It ended up being my favorite show of the weekend, was in absolute heaven when they ended with Do You Realize -> Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
Still caught a bunch of the SuperJam later & then found out a friend of mine that was at the SuperJam left shortly after I did & he also put flips as his #1 for the weekend.
That setup was just so freaking beautiful. The crowd was perfect. One of my favorite Bonnaroo moments in the three years I've gone. And it's awesome to read some of you saying the same thing -- that set was just meant to be magic, & we all felt it! ...okay, that sounded super crunchy of me... but I'll stand by it
Post by cory's beard on Jul 4, 2014 23:39:38 GMT -5
I wonder what became of the "Fuck Yeah Roo" balloon. I know that it popped somewhere in the crowd, but did the crowd rip it up into multiple pieces, or do you think somebody managed to grab the whole thing and keep it as a kickass souvenir of their set?