The Flaming Lips Trip Magnificently at Outside Lands 2014

The Flaming Lips are the happiest weirdos you’ve ever seen. We’ve caught Wayne Coyne and friends several times across the festival spectrum this year, and each set has been no less bizarre or enjoyable than the one before. Girls dressed up as giant mushrooms and a massive rainbow? You bet your ass. Silver-fringe codpiece? Check. Acid-trip visuals from top to bottom and everywhere in between? Standard. Welcome to a daylight dosing at Outside Lands. Hope you brought your tie-dye, because in San Francisco’s psychedelic wonderland, you’re the odd man out if your vision isn’t a kaleidoscope by now.

This, naturally, is all before Wayne climbs into his giant hamster wheel and rolls atop the crowd, all the way back to the soundboard, with  maniacal grin on his face. It was a perfect celebratory accompaniment to the band’s cover of the Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” a sampling of the upcoming covers record With a Little Help from My Fwends, due out in October.

Check out a gallery of the Lips’ performance below, only on Crave:


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