Post by Shaxspear III Esq. on Jun 1, 2011 12:11:54 GMT -5
It was just okay for me. Our initial plan was to leave part way through to go see Yeasayer, but we had such a good spot and we were expecting a climax so we stayed for the whole thing. Less talk more rock please.
I thought it was a bit of a let down too. They blew my mind the last time I saw them and I was expecting more of the same this time. Although I did get to touch Wayne Coyne in the giant ball, which was pretty awesome.
Post by Horned Gramma on Jun 1, 2011 16:02:02 GMT -5
Fucking Wayne talked so much because fucking Snacks wanted to bring that fucking cake out right at that particular moment. So Wayne had to stretch the Spiderbite Song out to twenty fucking minutes so he didn't get into the spacey What Is the Light?/Observer section of the album and have to interrupt THAT for the cake. Yeah, Wayne's a talker but the fact that the Lips couldn't get through a 45 minutes album during a 90 minute set was ENTIRELY Snacks' fault, not his.
BEAUTIFUL Waitin' for Superman. AMAZING Suddenly Everything Has Changed GREAT, GREAT SET, but holy fuck yes was it frustrating. But NOT the Lips' fault.
I did not think stretching out every syllable of Waiting for Superman and then getting irritated with the audience for not singing along (I was trying, I just didn't know when he would sing the next fucking syllable) made it beautiful.
Suddenly Everything Has Changed was amazing. Race for the Prize was awesome, What Is the Light/Observer was awesome.
I do blame Snacks for the stupid fucking cake thing, but I blame Wayne for talking about Elliott Smith for 10 minutes and other shit I don't even remember. Not the band, just Wayne.
Fuck me singing happy birthday AGAIN pissed me off so much. Why, during the set I was most excited to see (and a set that couldnt be streched out as it had a following act) did we have to waste about 5 minutes on that?
Also, drew, yes, it was basically impossible to sing along to waiting for superman because of the way it was sang. If he wanted people to sing along they should have done it at album speed. Considering the state most people were in walking was a challenge let alone trying to figure out the ever changing tempo he had going.
Still a good set, but I realized that when they were 35 minutes in (and started about 15 minutes late) and had only played 4 songs that they were not only going to not play anything else, they werent going to finish the album.
Extremely bummed with this set. Why did I not go to Gold Panda/Flying Lotus. Fuck.
The beginning with Race for the Prize was so awesome, but I felt like the set died quickly right after that. Once they brought out the cake and started having a food fight I gave up and left. And I had a sweet spot on the rail in the 2nd pit area and everything.
Did anyone else see all the people passing out right before the Flaming Lips set? I saw 3 different people pass out, 1 of the guys who was standing right next to me. He clearly was tripping but he wasn't acting too crazy. Then all of the sudden he was on the ground with the eyes in the back of his head twitching. One girl was carried out of the crowd and she seriously looked dead. Motionless and everything. Spooky shit.
I don't remember his exact words, but basically he said, Elliot was a good friend of the Lips, and that they wrote the song for him. All I really remember is that it felt like he was insinuating that he didn't kill himself and that there may have been some foul play, but I may have taken that the wrong way I guess.
Post by Horned Gramma on Jun 1, 2011 18:14:40 GMT -5
Thing with the Lips set was this. When they were PLAYING, they sounded and looked as amazing as they ever have. When Wayne was talking, it was the most annoying Wayne has ever been... And he's been progressively more annoying each time I've seen them over the years. But I really do feel like that fucker Snacks was to blame for that. On Friday, the cake was unnecessary and annoying. On SUNDAY, the cake was unforgiveable and entirely unwelcome.
I got the feeling that when Snacks started planning his BIG TENTH YEAR, his very first thought was, "I'm going to get a fucking Sasquatch cake from Ace of Cakes and have Wayne Coyne throw the head into the audience." And he fucking clung to that at the expense of what could have been one of the greatest sets of the weekend.