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  • Indie Rockers Celebrate July 4th, 2011
Wayne Coyne: "Eating Cheetos in bed for 4th of July in Ottawa!!!"

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be seen and Beyonce to be heard singing “God Bless America” live on TV.

Via the magic of Twitter we also know some of our favorite musicians spent the day overeating, overdrinking, watching Independence Day, and in two cases, recklessly planking. I’ve posted the best tweets below chronologically, and collected any attached photos in a gallery above. Click through for pics of Bethany Cosentino’s boob coozie, the National and Beirut sharing a meal, Mrs. Wayne Coyne topless with Cheetos, and a photo of outdoor fireworks from Ducktails intended to rub it in to those of us you who spent the night inside watching Hoarders. Whoever they may be.

Oh, and FlyLo dropped a free 2hr24min MP3 mix of his favorite songs for summer, so don’t miss the DL link in his tweet.


But seriously, we had a planking incident go horribly wrong today. Hope the bone isn’t broken. In waiting room for diagnosisless than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply


I can’t find firecrackers anywhere here in Manchester. #4thOfJulyless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


I Still Have To Take A Shit Since Yesterday Fuckless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


Oh hey Twitter, sorry I haven’t had time to check in. I was busy DJing ON A YACHT. http://twitpic.com/5l3jskless than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply


Happy 4th! If u need me I’ll be shooting fireworks from a swimming pool filled w/hardboiled eggs into another swimming pool filled w/air.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


the wrens wish you a happy Independents Day. Pun intended but so are the well wishes.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



I don’t remember much from the flight home last night. I DID find a pic of me planking and being fed a burrito. Fly. http://t.co/rbzVk9Gless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


h a p p y b i r t h d a y u s aless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Its Not Over: 2nite on the parkway: @TheRoots backing up Michael Mcdonald, Earth Wind & Fire, @SaraBareilles & @EstelleDarlings..& MUCH MOREless than a minute ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry Favorite Retweet Reply


Can we add an amendment to always drop a beat on the National Anthem? MARVIN GAYE :: http://t.co/Wl9r6VZless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


I slept with a wiener dog named Fritz cradled in my arm like a football. Now my back feels weird. Happy Birthday, America!less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


4th of July… Brooklyn’s on Fire!!!less than a minute ago via txt Favorite Retweet Reply






RT @ConanOBrien: July 4, 1776: the day that we “unfollowed” King George.less than a minute ago via UberSocial Favorite Retweet Reply


america: that’s what i’m talkin’ ’bout: http://t.co/Nm52WUVless than a minute ago via Tweet Button Favorite Retweet Reply


july 4, the world has many different viewpoints. I see 3 firework displays at once in San Diego- most see only 1. In the U.K they see none.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Happy July 4th! Just ate eggs benedict AND florentine for freedom breakfast. #iaintnobenedictarnold #fatkidsinamericaless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply


someone tell this cat to get off the playstationless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


That Shit Was One Of My Greatest Accomplishmentsless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply



As we celebrate our independence from a constitutional monarchy, it seems appropriate to announce that nobody in this group is a Prince fan.less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply


Just read 1 in 4 Americans don’t know what country we broke off from? Can this possibly be true? Do we even deserve fireworks & hotdogs?less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply


Dinner for thirty. Beirut + The National + 4th of July and mb2 birthday http://instagr.am/p/G9aRe/less than a minute ago via Instagram Favorite Retweet Reply


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY. GRAB SOME BUDS. GOD BLESS AMERICA.less than a minute ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry Favorite Retweet Reply


happy 4th, america. really pumped to see Toots & The Maytals (!) at Hempstead (!!) tonight with this guy (!!!) http://t.co/flGq9R3less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


Happy 4th of July you freaky weirdosless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply


Eating Cheetos in bed for 4th of July in Ottawa!!! http://t.co/gBLzFcXless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


happy america dayless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


it’s your day america u do uless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Happy 4th of July. Not cool what you did to the native americans but fireworks are cool looking!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


whipped up a batch of my famous wurstsalat 4 my cousin Kenneth’s BBQ http://t.co/agkhjOaless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply



“I picked a hell of a day to quit drinkin’”less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


That was a deep quote from Independence Day. 4th of July just hasn’t been the same since 1996. Where are you Will Smith?less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


tweet me yr american flag budz #proudtobeanamericanless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


July 4th cautionary tweet: @TweetsofOld: 4 men died from drinking beer from a keg into which a copperhead snake had crawled and died. KY1907less than a minute ago via Twitter for Mac Favorite Retweet Reply



Who out there has shot fireworks out of their vagina in honor of Independence Day? #FlamingLipless than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply




On this 4th I dedicate this song to all the hot girls out there NOW PLAYING : CHERRYBOMB: THE RUNAWAYSless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply




American inventions: spandex, the pill, bubble gum, bubble wrap, buffalo wings, electric guitar, strobe light, the Laser! Happy 4th! -sless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


uh…were they just spelling out WWJD in fireworks? #catonsvilleless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


happy 4th USA! hope yr blowing a lot of shit up! we are eating cheeseburgers and ice cream and listening to Metallicaless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply



My favorite of the fireworks were those little microbe duders that would scatter into random directions after apexing to a certain size. O_oless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


How much do these firework displays cost?? Its funny where our priorities are.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


Did you see that woman on Hoarders with all the dolls? She has way too many dolls.

Comments (5)
  1. I just watched Team America.

  2. It’s funny how Wayne Coyne celebrated Independence Day in Canada.

  3. I think it’s safe to say that the Twitter feeds of indie celebs are just as vapid as those of the hoi polloi.

  4. I wish twitter and fb had a litmus test to filter moronic comments. Someone get on that app.

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  5. anybody that “planks” immediately becomes a loser

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