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2014 Fuji Rocks Fest in pics (Arcade Fire, Outkast, Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, Damon Albarn, SBTRKT, Slowdive & more)

photos by Erina Uemura

Flaming Lips / Outcast / Arcade Fire @ Fuji Rocks 2014
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The transition from indie darlings to stadium-rockers is rarely a painless one, although a decade on from the release of its debut album “Funeral,” Arcade Fire proved that it has at least navigated that path better than most. The band’s performance was mature and assured, although lacking the latent spark of aggression that had originally marked it as such an exciting prospect. Occasionally there was a flicker of the Win Butler and co. of old, such as the wonderfully anarchic and incongruous modular synth solo during “Reflektor.” The group’s renditions of “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” and “No Cars Go” were also particularly spirited, even if the latter’s lyrics are perhaps a little bit too timely: “We know a place where no planes go.”

Conversely, it’s hard to imagine The Flaming Lips ever changing their style for anyone. Wayne Coyne, as ever, looked delightfully shambolic, outfitted in a combination of tinfoil and an “Attack on Titan” cosplay bodysuit that he’d no doubt copped from Don Quijote the night before. Naturally, he was flanked by giant dancing mushrooms. The group wasted no time, jumping almost straight into fan favorite “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1″ while unleashing a shower of confetti, setting the tone for a relatively short but saccharine sweet love-in. – [Japan Times]

The Fuji Rock Festival has been happening has been happening the last weekend of July since 1997. Originally held at the Base of Japan’s most famous mountain, since 2000 Fuji Rocks has happened at Naeba Ski Resort and the 2014 was last weekend (July 25 – 27), featuring Arcade Fire, Outkast, The Flaming Lips, Saint Vincent, Franz Ferdinand, White Lung, Slowdive, SBTRKT, Disclosure, The Waterboys, Yoko Ono and lots more over its three days. Pictures from all three days are in this post.

Outkast, Lorde, Temples are among the Fugi Rocks performers who are in Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend for Lollapalooza. Lot more pictures from the 2014 Fuji Rocks Festival below…

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Bombay Bicycle Club

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Franz Ferdinand

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White Lung

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Grant Nicholas

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Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band

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OK GO

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

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The Pogues

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The Strypes

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The Roosters

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