Aliens, astronauts, superheroes, Santa Clauses, and balloons. Lots of balloons. The Flaming Lips’ Lolla set was even more fun than the Webster Hall show we caught a few months back. Wayne did his always-impressive bubble-boy entrace (Ta Da!), and launched into “Race For The Prize” after showering the audience with confetti. Here’s some vid, for which YouTube was kind enough to fuck up the audio/video sync.

It’s raining now, but that won’t stop us from heading to surprise guest Patti Smith at Kidzapalooza. Yesterday the Blisters played there; Jeff Tweedy’s son Spencer is their drummer. They covered Skynyrd. Corin from Sleater-Kinney was digging it.

Lots of great stuff today (Hold Steady!). Check out AT&T Blueroom to stream the fest live and Project DU who’s aggregating all the Lolla posts from the music bloggers we hit the town with last night.

Here’s what the Lips played:

  • Race For the Prize
  • Free Radicals
  • Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1
  • Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 2
  • Vein of Stars
  • The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
  • The W.A.N.D.
  • My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion
  • She Don’t Use Jelly
  • Do You Realize?

  • During “YYY” Wayne insisted the audience “sing as loud as you can ’cause we gotta stop Israel from fucking bombing Lebanon.” Not sure that’s a viable solution Wayne. But I would like to see Condi in a giant bubble.