4.7.11

ET phone home

Sometimes you do things or see things in life that are so mind blowing you log in your mind as 'holy shit I'm super glad I was there to see that' events. Seeing The Flaming Lips play at the Jodrell Bank Live gig was one of those events.

Me and my girl @ollierocks go to lots of gigs, that's kinda our thing and we've seen a lot our favourite bands, singers or whatever, but this was just something else.

For those that don't know, Jodrell Bank is a huge ass telescope in Cheshire, England, that transmits and records sound in space and records the sounds made by planets and all sorts of amazing space stuff. Some clever people decided to stage a gig there and transmit the night into space. Cool eh? The stage itself was right next to the 3200 tonne telescope pretty much as close to it as you could get.

Now, as the might went on a few people played, Ok Go, British Sea Power to name a couple but the headliners were The Flaming Lips who we'd never seen live and heard good things about. Turns out they were one of, if not the best bands we ever saw live!! The show they put on was incredible! Huge confetti cannons, 4ft rubber balloons bounced over the crowd, the lead singer walked the crowd inside a 7ft space bubble, wore giant hands that fired lasers from them, more balloons, more smoke, more confetti...just pure showtime. Epic in every sense.

As with any gif that is a day festival you get the odd gripe but I ain't even going there. It was all about the gig and the Lovell telescope for me.

Awesome night, pure and simple.

Hope the aliens liked it.

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