Post by JEFF OF THE RUSHES on May 31, 2011 23:18:23 GMT -5
That was a totally disappointing set. To have no idea of the amount if time you're taking up and fuck around like that is just horrible showmanship. Wayne has too much ego if he thinks we came to watch him talk. We came to listen to the incredible music your band makes dude.
Fucking Modest Mouse. They knew what they had to do to follow Flaming Lips (though I guess that wasn't that hard?). They had to play a bunch of oldies. And they did. And it was beautiful. It's so nice to find out my gut instincts were right.
Man, I must have been so perfectly drunk. I still really enjoyed this. Maybe I just wanted it to be so good, that I just told myself it was good. You guys got me second guessing.
I did sober up a little during this show, and my friend was plastered drunk talking to people, so that was a bit of a bring down, but I still dont think it would have been amazing even if I was drunk. I was quite unimpressed about the lack of confetti explosions (last time I saw them there was so much more) and I was bummed out when the wind blew all the huge balloons away within the first 5 minutes (though thats not their fault).
Post by JEFF OF THE RUSHES on Jun 1, 2011 0:16:32 GMT -5
I guess I'm just a flaming lips fan and not a Wayne coyne talking fan. The birthday thing sucked too. I walked away wanting to have liked the set, and it had it's transcendent moments but the more I think about it the more pissed I am that in 90 minutes they played eight songs.
As a huge Flaming Lips fan, their set was horribly underwhelming and disappointing. In the time that Wayne took up talking, they could have played at least 3 or 4 more songs. I left feeling angry because they started almost 20 minutes late and weren't allowed to keep going beyond 9:30. I also hyped them up with my friends that hadn't seen them before, and I think they were completely bored after the first couple songs. I'm hoping they redeem themselves with me when I go see them again at the Puyallup Fair
Also, because of the bullshit border at the the front of the main stage, (What the fuck was that there for?) once Wayne got into his bubble, he wasn't able to get very far since everyone in the front area had so much room to move up and it pushed him back.
This show totally sucked. I was honestly embarrassed because I had been pumping it up to my group all weekend (none of them had seen them before) and it was such a freaking let down. Race for the Prize was insane and it was all downhill from there. Wayne needs to stop talking.