Band Performs Present With Every Viewers Member Inside a Plastic Bubble

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Entrance Row… Seats?

On Monday, iconic rock band The Flaming Lips held a live performance in Oklahoma Metropolis the place everybody — viewers and performers included — was sealed in their very own plastic bubble.

It’s positively uncommon and looks like the form of factor that will give me even much less of an thought of what to do with my arms throughout a present. However as NME reports, the bubbles are a artistic approach to maintain a live performance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with out placing everybody there in severe hazard. We’re looking at you, Chainsmokers.

Making Do

Simply watch as lead singer Wayne Coyne serenades a crowd of bubbled viewers members who typically attempt to dance however largely appear confused — whereas doing the closest approximation of a crowd surf out there to him.

“I feel that’s form of the dilemma we’re all in is which might be we ready for it to return to regular or are we beginning to plot, ‘What’s the longer term appear like? What’s the way forward for reside music?’” Coyne told BrooklynVegan of the efficiency.

Breathe Simple

The Flaming Lips recommend that the bubbles — which Coyne says give him sufficient air for a number of hours — might be a approach to get the reside music business again on observe.

Whereas the bubbles are a great coronavirus security measure for bands that may afford to fill a venue with hermetically-sealed bubbles, although, it’s laborious to think about how smaller venues and performers may handle.

READ MORE: Watch The Flaming Lips play gig with crowd inside plastic bubbles [NME]

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