The Flaming Lips rocker Wayne Coyne has, long before the appearance of COVID-19, been known to appear on stage in a giant bubble. But now, in this new era, he is turning the tables on his fans.
Coyne told the music blog, BrooklynVegan, about his idea of playing shows to bubbled audiences. “It seems absurd, but … it’s becoming kind of serious and real,” the musician stated.
He added, “We’re starting to get ready to do an actual show where … there’s three people in each of these space bubbles, and we play … two shows a night, and getting a big audience in there each time.”
This might seem the usual kind of stunt pulled by the rock band but this time it is being done so they can play to an audience without further endangering any member of the audience.
Coyne also told Jambase in an interview, “We, The Flaming Lips, already know how to do space bubbles and we know what people do when they’re in the bubbles.” He went on, “The part that we’re trying to get down is what does the crowd do about going to the bathroom and getting drinks?
We don’t want this to be [a super spreader event] like that Smash Mouth [concert]. We want this to be a safe and a great experience.”
Smash Mouth recently played to a packed audience which resulted in an unfortunate spread of more COVID-19 cases.
Those interested in seeing what a bubbled audience concert may look like can check out Coyne’s Instagram page since the musician also shared photographs.