Yesterday Aqila, myself, and two other friends went to see Weezer and the Flaming Lips play a show in New Jersey. Admittedly I didn’t feel like going. Mostly because my car currently does not have air conditioning and the venue was 90 miles away. However all said and done once we got there I had a pretty damn good time. It was sort of strange, the Flaming Lips and Weezer would play 10-15 minute sets and switch back and forth. It was actually pretty clever. They kept both bands instruments out there so they could just keep switching.
However the night really took a turn for the awesome when Rivers Cuomo (lead singer of Weezer) decided to walk all the way back to the pavilion while singing and then hung out with the crowd when the Flaming Lips came back on. Aqila was beside herself because she brushed up against him as he walked by. Admittedly, I was jealous. For those of you who don’t know. Rivers Cuomo also went back to Harvard (while still in Weezer) and stayed in the dorm with the other students.
I didn’t realize Rivers was such a jovial frontman. Here he is singing “Buddy Holly”, love how he walks over to the side of the pavilion and hangs out with a ticket collector while singing…….
The Flaming Lips are more Pink Floydish in their performance, I think my favorite song of the night by them was What is the Light?
All in all a good concert. Now if I could just get the AC in my car fixed.