New Normal: Concert-Goers Enjoy Show in Plastic Bubbles


Rock band The Flaming Lips performed an unusual concert last week with themselves and the audience encased in plastic bubbles for protection against the coronavirus.

The band performed the “socially distant” concert in Oklahoma City at The Criterion on Monday, with themselves, and every member of the audience, placed inside 100 inflatable plastic spheres because, well, coronavirus.

From CNN:

Performing at The Criterion in their hometown on Monday evening, The Flaming Lips placed themselves — and all attending fans — inside individual plastic spheres. The concert — which was part live show, part music video shoot — was born out of a sketch doodled by Wayne Coyne during the pandemic’s early days, the frontman told CNN.

“I did a little drawing… where I drew a picture of The Flaming Lips doing a show in 2019. And I’m the only person in the space bubble, and everybody else is just normal,” Coyne told CNN during a phone interview on Friday. “Then (I did another drawing with) The Flaming Lips playing a show in 2020. The exact same scenario, but I’m in a bubble, and so is everybody else.”


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