Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Flaming Lips - Osheaga - July 31st 2011

Band : The Flaming Lips
Venue : Parc Jean Drapeau (Osheaga)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : July 31st 2011
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Race For The Prize
A Spoonful Weighs A Ton
The Spark That Bled
Slow Motion
What Is the Light?
The Observer
Waitin' For A Superman
Suddenly Everything Has Changed
The Gash
Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
Sleeping On The Roof
The Spiderbite Song
Do You Realize??

Comments : Following my first encounter with them at ATP, I have to confess the music of The Flaming Lips grew on me quite a lot. I really like their album The Soft Bulletin and I was pretty happy to be able to hear the album played in its entirety (minus Buggin'). Mind you, I would have traded it for Dark Side Of The Moon with no regrets. The visual effects were quite similar to the ATP show but worked perfectly in an open air festival setting. The audience was quite into it and quite respectful of one another (except for the 2 morons crowd surfing). A very enjoyable show including an impromptu wedding ceremony on stage and one encore. On the way back the whole crowd at Berry-UQAM metro station was still singing "Do You Realize?". Impressive.

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