succumbing to peer pressure

Monday, May 22, 2006

And here he is crowd surfing Posted by Picasa

The show absolutely fucking rocked. I mean, I've always thought of the Flaming Lips as something of a gimmick band - enjoyable, talented, one hell of a live act, but a little too 'out there' (not that that's a bad thing; I like that they experiment with different sounds, I'm just saying that means I find them a little hit or miss) to just lay it down and rock. But that they did. Not to mention the obvious pure enjoyment they get from performing. It's hard not to have a good time when that's happening. And for an encore they did a cover of Black Sabbath's War Pigs:

Politicians hide themselves away.
They only started the war.
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor, yeah.

While the giant screen behind them flashed images of injured people (too quickly to identify soldier vs. civilian) and Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld. Some people definitely shuffled their feet a bit in discomfort, but judging by the raucous cheering by the end I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they didn't lose much of this deep southern crowd.


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