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Apr 8

The Flaming Lips - Sun Blows Up Today

Moon Over Firefly
Well, boys and girls, that about does it for the Firefly Music Festival 2012. All my photos and videos have now been posted. Admittedly amateur, but I hope you enjoyed them. In case you missed any, you can find them all here.
I want to say thank you to my best road trip buddy Gretchen, who came with me to Firefly even though she wasn’t familiar with any of the bands, and who stood with me in the rain during Jack White’s show, and who slowed her pace to keep step with my hobbling. She even took a break from veganism to help me hunt down Delaware’s best ice cream. A true friend. ♥

Moon Over Firefly

Well, boys and girls, that about does it for the Firefly Music Festival 2012. All my photos and videos have now been posted. Admittedly amateur, but I hope you enjoyed them. In case you missed any, you can find them all here.

I want to say thank you to my best road trip buddy Gretchen, who came with me to Firefly even though she wasn’t familiar with any of the bands, and who stood with me in the rain during Jack White’s show, and who slowed her pace to keep step with my hobbling. She even took a break from veganism to help me hunt down Delaware’s best ice cream. A true friend. ♥

The Flaming Lips at Firefly 2012 - Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell

Wayne Coyne at Firefly.

Wayne Coyne at Firefly.

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips demonstrates a better way to crowdsurf at Firefly - in a giant inflatable bubble. Not bad for a guy older than I am.

The Flaming Lips pulled out all the psychedelic stops for Race For The Prize, their opening number at Firefly.

The Flaming Lips at Firefly.

Stay tuned, my lovelies! I’m on my way home from Firefly, and if I make it back in one piece I’ll have some fairly decent video for you of Walk the Moon, Jack White, Young the Giant, Cake, Modest Mouse, The Killers, Awolnation, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, and The Black Keys. It’s a miracle I made it out of the Awolnation crowd alive! More in a couple of days…

Firefly meetup?

(Sorry, Browncoats, I mean the other Firefly.)

If anyone wants to meet up at the Firefly Festival this weekend, just look for someone who is probably around your parents’ age, either hobbling around with a cane, or on crutches, or just limping if I’m having a good day. (Now you really want to meet me, don’t you?)

Just my luck a chronic illness chose this of all months to come out of remission, but eff-it, I’m going anyway. A specialist could have shot me up with some hellacious (but effective) meds by now, but somehow the "but I have to go see Jack White" excuse wasn’t considered enough of an emergency. Can you believe that?

Meanwhile, people are starting to post their “must see” lists, so here’s mine:

Friday - Jack White
Saturday - Cake, Modest Mouse
Sunday - Awolnation, The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys

I’ll be happy with that, if I can manage it. My “B” list includes The Killers, Grouplove, Death Cab for Cutie, The Wallflowers, Walk the Moon, Imagine Dragons, and Young the Giant - and before you Young the Giant fans start giving me a hard time for not putting them on my “A” list (like you did a few weeks ago when I described them as “kinda” cute instead of “hella” cute) the only reason is because I’ve already seen them once. I do plan to make every effort to catch them again, though, and as a sign of good faith, here’s a hella sexy screenshot:

Wait - Modest Mouse is going to be at Firefly too? Could this festival (for which I just got my very high-tech wristband) possibly get any more awesome? This is why I’m so frustrated, because after ten years of normal, a chronic illness has suddenly reared its pesky head again, and I can’t really walk or stand for any length of time. Worst of all, I was so proud of myself back in May when I saw Incubus and had to stand up for hours. I had to laugh, because all the young people around me were groaning, “oh my back, oh my legs,” and I said to them, “hey, I’m at least twice your age - if I can do this, you can!” Hopefully, those days are not over for me. I won’t be better in time for Firefly, but I’m still going, dammit, and will do the best I can. I mean, Jack White, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, Cake, the Killers, Awolnation, Young the Giant, Death Cab for Cutie, AND Modest Mouse? Even if you had to hobble, wouldn’t you go anyway?

Why, why, why do I torture myself by looking stuff up on the web? Impatient for a possible announcement of more Incubus/Linkin Park tour dates, I thought I’d look to see if the Black Keys will be headed this way any time soon. Alas, no, but one of the cities on their tour caught my eye. Dover, Delaware. In July, no less. I live nowhere near there, but would you believe that tiny Delaware in July is one place I’ve been wanting to visit for several years now? July, in case you’re not aware, is National Ice Cream Month, and I’ve heard there’s a farm in Delaware (can’t think of the name of it right now) that supposedly has the best ice cream in the universe. I’ve been wanting to make a pilgrimage there, and since I’m also a museum hound, I’ve always wanted to visit the Winterthur. Turns out, the Black Keys will be performing at something called the Firefly Music Festival with … are you ready? Jack White, the Killers, the Flaming Lips, Awolnation, and on and on. And I have that week off from work. The stars have aligned, but this is one vacation I wouldn’t want to take alone, and none of my friends share my enthusiasm for this kind of thing. To add insult to injury, thanks to my research, I’ve just learned a new word: glamping. For those who can afford it, the Firefly people are offering glamping right at the venue. It’s a lot like camping (roasting marshmallows, sleeping in tents), but with access to an air-conditioned lounge, private bathrooms, and a breakfast buffet. In other words, the only kind of camping I think I could manage, and it sounds utterly awesome. Plus, as a Browncoat, the fact that this thing is called the “Firefly” festival seems like a sign to me. I want to go SO BADLY, but I’ve been blowing so much money on Incubus, I don’t see how I can make it happen, even without the glamping. So, as much as I wouldn’t wish summer in Florida on my worst enemy, Linkubus had better get down here or I might just go insane. Oh, wait, I already am insane, but that’s another post.

Why, why, why do I torture myself by looking stuff up on the web? Impatient for a possible announcement of more Incubus/Linkin Park tour dates, I thought I’d look to see if the Black Keys will be headed this way any time soon. Alas, no, but one of the cities on their tour caught my eye. Dover, Delaware. In July, no less. I live nowhere near there, but would you believe that tiny Delaware in July is one place I’ve been wanting to visit for several years now? July, in case you’re not aware, is National Ice Cream Month, and I’ve heard there’s a farm in Delaware (can’t think of the name of it right now) that supposedly has the best ice cream in the universe. I’ve been wanting to make a pilgrimage there, and since I’m also a museum hound, I’ve always wanted to visit the Winterthur. Turns out, the Black Keys will be performing at something called the Firefly Music Festival with … are you ready? Jack White, the Killers, the Flaming Lips, Awolnation, and on and on. And I have that week off from work. The stars have aligned, but this is one vacation I wouldn’t want to take alone, and none of my friends share my enthusiasm for this kind of thing. To add insult to injury, thanks to my research, I’ve just learned a new word: glamping. For those who can afford it, the Firefly people are offering glamping right at the venue. It’s a lot like camping (roasting marshmallows, sleeping in tents), but with access to an air-conditioned lounge, private bathrooms, and a breakfast buffet. In other words, the only kind of camping I think I could manage, and it sounds utterly awesome. Plus, as a Browncoat, the fact that this thing is called the “Firefly” festival seems like a sign to me. I want to go SO BADLY, but I’ve been blowing so much money on Incubus, I don’t see how I can make it happen, even without the glamping. So, as much as I wouldn’t wish summer in Florida on my worst enemy, Linkubus had better get down here or I might just go insane. Oh, wait, I already am insane, but that’s another post.

Feb 1

Pink Floyd - Keep Talking 

That Flaming Lips/Siri thing reminded me of this, although I don’t mean to put Stephen Hawking and Siri in the same category.

Feb 1

The Flaming Lips, Erykah Badu, and Siri - Now I Understand

Available on SoundCloud for one week only. Comments range from “This is annoying shit,” to “Open the pod bay doors, Siri.” I think I love it.

Finally having my first listen to Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in its entirety. I think I can safely say that when I play this album in the future, it won’t be much before midnight.