Sunday, September 14, 2008
Flaming Lips flyer, Gainesville, Fla, 1989
I was at this show. It was 1989. The Flaming Lips had a fog machine and a cheesy, cheap laser light show. I remember it all very fondly. It was also the first time ever in my life I took MDMA. I did not stick with the Flaming Lips through the years. I was really into them around the time of this show and that was pretty much it. But I saw them three times and this was the first. With some bands there is only one album for me. The rest of their career has no bearing. They may very well have gone on to much grander things. R.E.M. is an example of this sort of band and Murmur, which I discovered the year it was released, was the album. Husker Dü is another one and New Day Rising was the album. Well, Flaming Lips is one of these bands too and with them the album was Oh My Gawd!!!...The Flaming Lips.
[I found this on The Gainesville Scene (1980s).]