Posted in music | pictures on July 29, 2011

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

The Flaming Lips + Weezer

The Flaming Lips and Weezer played side-by-side sets at PNC Banks Arts Center last night (7/28) with an opening set from Yeasayer (who we missed). Pictures from the NJ show are in this post.

As mentioned, Rivers Cuomo was quoted in a recent press release saying, "I asked Wayne if he has an extra bubble I could ride in." He wasn't joking! Toby Tenenbaum, who shot the show, writes:

The special intro comprised the two lead singers from Flaming Lips and Weezer (Wayne Coyne and River Cuomo) pulling one of the most original stunts I had ever seen. They were both inside their own inflatable balloon and used it to crowd-walk/surf over the heads of the crowd. It was truly awesome and unique.
As the two frontmen rolled around the audience in the space balls, the remaining band members on stage played a rendition of Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf." Check out a video of all of that happening below.

The two bands then alternated every few songs. To quote Toby again, "With the average song length for FL being about 6 minutes per song and for Weezer its the standard 3 minutes per song it felt that Weezer were simply playing intermittently between a Flaming Lips show. One high point for Weezer was the Radiohead Paranoid Android cover." The bands also played together at the end of the show. The full setlist and other videos are also below.

All three bands will play again tonight (7/29) at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island. Tickets are still available. Stay tuned for pictures and a review from that show too, and congrats to all the BV contest winners that were/are in attendance.

More pictures, the video and the NJ setlist below...

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Flaming Lips / Weezer, Wayne / Rivers - SPACE BALLS! Holmdel, NJ 2011-07-28

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Weezer/Flaming Lips Setlist:


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Space Bubble Intro
Sweet Leaf (Black Sabbath cover)

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Worm Mountain
Silver Trembling Hands
Yeah Yeah Yeah Song

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Hash Pipe
El Scorcho
Perfect Situation

The Flaming Lips
Is David Bowie Dying?
See The Leaves
Laser Hands Jam

Weezer
My Name is Jonas
Susanne
The Good Life

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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1
Ego's Last Stand
Pompeii am Götterdämmerung

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Island in the Sun
You Gave Your Love to Me Softly
Paranoid Android (Radiohead cover)

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What Is The Light?
The Observer (Extended Jam)

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Pork and Beans
Tired of Sex
Say It Ain't So
(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To

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Do You Realize??

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Buddy Holly
Only in Dreams

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She Don't Use Jelly
Undone - The Sweater Song

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Comments (96)

for fucks sake, enough with the balloons!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:37 AM

Now I'm excited!

Tired of Sex!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:37 AM

Hope i die before i get old.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:39 AM

The shark has officially been jumped. Thanks Wayne, it's been real.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:41 AM

Bret Farve was there?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:41 AM

Weezer played You Gave Your Love to Me Softly?!?!?! That's like my favorite song of theirs and I've yet to see them play it live!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:44 AM

Would it kill the Flaming Lips to play anything pre-Soft Bulletin besides She Don't Use Jelly?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:44 AM

"The special intro comprised the two lead singers from Flaming Lips and Weezer (Wayne Coyne and River Cuomo) pulling one of the most original stunts I had ever seen."

If you've been to a Lips show in the last 10 years you know multiplying it by 2 doesn't make it original.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:45 AM

$100 FOR A poster.....a small flyer like one at that !

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:45 AM

The show was AMAZING!!!!

Posted by Jeremy | July 29, 2011 11:46 AM

Went there and sold my tickets - not even 100 people on line to get in when the gates opened - horrible turnout and way overpriced

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:46 AM

11:54... Amen, I can say that same thing about Spoon, they never pay the early stuff.

Posted by Scratch That | July 29, 2011 11:49 AM

lol 1145am. Nice try but F. Lips didn't introduce balloons till 2004.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:50 AM

Why oh why is Pat Wilson playing guitar? No reason for that whatsoever. It was nice to see Rivers play a good chunk of songs from Blue & Pinkerton though. Sound was awful as always at PNC. Tons of empty seats. I feel bad for people who paid to see this - a fun time, but thank god I was a lucky winner! Thanks BV!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:54 AM

Ok then, 7 years. The point is that its schtick and its tired.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:55 AM

looks like a good set list ... as a mix tape listened to in my air conditioned Mustang.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:55 AM

all the rainbows, but they're not gay right?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:56 AM

My fav Flaming Lips album is The Soft Ticket Sales Bulletin.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 11:57 AM

i used to be a huge of fan of both bands, and i certainly wouldn't pay to see them again. but this show looks like a ton of fun

Posted by bobby the rookie | July 29, 2011 11:58 AM

The way the bubble messes with the sets color is awesome in the photos. Especially where they are high fiving!!!

Posted by Balrg | July 29, 2011 12:05 PM

The only good Weezer song is Dope Nose, and they didn't play it? Not worth the 8 hour bus ride to Jones Beach.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:05 PM

yea, what's up with that poster

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:07 PM

Why do these bands keep booking huge, certain-to-be-empty venues around NYC but not IN NYC? There's not a band in the world I would travel to either of these venues for... and it seems the low turnout confirms I'm not the only one.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:10 PM

This show should be moved to Vegas. Wayne and Rivers would fit perfectly between Tom Jones and Wayne Newton. Balloons, confetti, showgirls. They could do 6 shows a week, with a discount matinee on Sundays!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:11 PM

finally found the pic of the poster

wow, just wow

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:14 PM

Stage Bubbles: "Truly awesome and unique" or ordinary and tired. Discuss.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:15 PM

Anyone else look at Rivers Cuomo and think of Rick Moraines in Ghostbusters? "I am Vince Gortho, Gatekeeper of Gozier!"

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:17 PM

laughing so hard at "one of the most original stunts i've ever seen"

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:27 PM

Weezer's sound was SO BAD. Is this part of Weezer's show, or is Rivers always that furious looking? He straight up stopped playing guitar after a while, I was assuming because it sounded so bad.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:30 PM

I think the poster is signed by Wayne....that's why its 100!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:31 PM

Also, that girl in that picture with the Wonder Woman costume got dragged off the stage at the end of the show. Priceless.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:31 PM

worse than janeane garofalo's AIDS ridden cooch...

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:33 PM

i need some hash for my pipe

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:38 PM

Wayne's World! Wayne's World!
Acid time! Mescaline!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:41 PM

Yea 30 bucks for some crappy band shirt and 100 for a poster? How could you ever like a band that milks it that hard.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:43 PM

Great show. Low turnout was due to over saturation of the market and high ticket prices. I get a kick out of BV posters that forget PNC and the ilk have been around longer than your stinky smelly Brooklyn venues. Summer concerts = pavillion shows. Yes, this show would have done better if a) it was one of a kind b) blue album/bullentin and c) all seating underneath was GA. Other than that, I had a blast, tickets were a great bday gift and I hate summer in NYC, so all you haters can stay there as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by Blg | July 29, 2011 12:44 PM

Dear Brooklyn Vegan,

I'm in a bit of a pickle, a friend of mine paid money to see 311 and Sublime with Rome the other week. How do I tell him we can't be friends any more?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:48 PM

12:44 drove his minivan to show and drank exactly two beers which was the most he thought he could get away with without his wife smelling it on him :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:52 PM

"Wonder Woman"- Come on, if you're gonna wear the wonder woman outfit, WEAR the wonder woman outfit. Those shorts underneath are a total fail. Go big or go home.

And Toby, it's Rivers, with an 's'. Also, have you seen a concert before? "Original and unique"? riiiiiight.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 12:54 PM

Leave Toby alone, he's just the messenger and he takes good photos for you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:14 PM

Dear Anonymous July 29, 2011 12:48 PM,

I'm glad you wrote to ask such a question. As we grow up and leave our high school and the acceptance of our parents house, we can struggle with such quandaries (that is, questions ... sometimes unresolvable). The best thing to do is to be completely honest with those friends, and let them know how you feel and the direction that you are now taking. It's always easiest when "coming out" to just lay it out ... "I've realized that I'm gay, and I understand if you can't process this all right now but I value you as a friend and thought that you would like to know". That we, we may be entering into a period of more uncomfortable interchanges, but in the long run you may have gained a deeper friend and quite possibly a new lover as well!

Keep going forward, Anon and remember ... Keep the rainbows waving, sister!

Love,
BV

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:17 PM

Anyone know if they were selling Lightning Bolt/F Lips 12"????

or Gummy fetus or Gummy Skull???

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:21 PM

can anyone tell me when the weezer/lips mashup started and what time it ended?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:29 PM

@1:21 - they did not.
There. A useful post.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:34 PM

balloon was at coachella in 03 so suck it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:35 PM

weezer/flaming lips start and end time anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:36 PM

Jones beach sells beer or no? If not, where is the safest place to drink!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:37 PM

135pm actually it was best coachella year which was 2004 silly goose.

radiohead, pixies, kraftwerk, doom, flaming lips, bright eyes, cursive, and etc.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:42 PM

thank you 134

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:42 PM

jones beach does NOT sell beer ;(

when do weezer & the flaming lips start? how long do they play?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:46 PM

All the posts are useful posts, you circus freak.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:47 PM

those dancers last night was hot, one kept flashing her ass, it was pretty awesome

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:56 PM

Anyone notice the songs released in the gummy skulls/fetuses suck? Marketing novelties are fun and all, but how about writing some fucking songs instead of trying to pawn off drivel that isn't even b-side worthy?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 1:58 PM

It was on July 27th, 2011 that Music was officially declared dead. Thanks, guys.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 2:01 PM

Music declared dead by Anonymous on a public blog.
Even I'm not that retarded

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 2:15 PM

setlist start and end times people?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 2:18 PM

Show started at 8:30 and ended at like 11:10-11:15

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 2:23 PM

big thanks 2.23. now THAT'S a useful post.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 2:26 PM

When did Wayne Coyne start letting fat girls get on stage? Or is this a special thing for New Jersey?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 2:28 PM

Looks like alot of fun. Many of you assholes need to lighten up and enjoy life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 2:47 PM

Weezer's first album only.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 2:49 PM

Oh MAN that fucking girl in the Wonder Woman costume, she and her idiotic friend were next to me the entire show just being so annoying, then at the end they charged through the rest of our aisle (i thought one of them had to vomit) and tried to jump on stage, only to faceplant and then get dragged off....god damn girl.

Regardless, sick show, very happy i went.

Posted by Slob | July 29, 2011 3:01 PM

Thanks for the merch shots. Seriously though, let's get to the bottom of that $100 poster. One time I saw JEW/TBS play an 'arena' and they had a 7inch you could only get by spending $50 on OTHER merch. Now that's milking it!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 3:09 PM

Wow, what a bunch of cynical fucks you people are.

The show was awesome, Flaming Lips owned as ususal and Weezer was fun.

Lighten up Francis.

Posted by BoHonkey | July 29, 2011 4:21 PM


They only made 23 posters, they were individually numbered and signed by both Wayne and Weezer. I guess the limited nature of it was why it was so much.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 4:24 PM

2:15 - yes, you are.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 8:17 PM

'Fraid not, 8:17, but I'm kinda thinkin that this distinction did not escape you

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 9:45 PM

"Flaming Lips owned as ususal"
It took me about 5 minutes to gather myself and stop heaving in laughter from this statement. And no, it had nothing to do with the spelling error (although that adds to the hairlip cred)

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 9:47 PM

bodega satellite was there!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 12:21 AM

2:28 fat girls? none of those girls were fat, unless you expected them to look anorexic... woman hater.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 12:34 AM

"It took me about 5 minutes to gather myself and stop heaving in laughter from this statement. And no, it had nothing to do with the spelling error"

Dude, what kind of dick remark is that? It took me about five minutes to gather myself and figure out why you are such a condescending cuntbag. Fuck yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 1:22 AM

The lawn was crowded with dicks who shouted "Fuck you assholes, when is Weezer coming back on??" in the fucking MIDDLE of What Is The Light?

Posted by Ray | July 30, 2011 2:14 AM

I was just there for Dirt Specks Where My Eye Goop Is. "Let's Get This Over With" has to be my favorite alb' of all time!

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 3:15 AM

hearing 'she don't use hummus" was great

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 8:29 AM

Hummus guy, you're not even trying anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 9:28 AM

Someday we'll find it
The Rainbow Coalition
The Weezers
The Flamers
Not me

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 9:42 AM

214 is much cooler than all the mainstreamers who were there for weezer

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 9:59 AM

Epic show last nite @ Jones. That's right. EPIC! Fuck the rain. Fuck the haters harder. would not be a flips show w/o the hysterics. question is "where'd all you douchebags come from and when will you be leaving?'
"idk" & "not soon enough" are no longer acceptable answers.
fuck flips haters!

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 11:35 AM

^^^ LULZ 11:35. I'm laughing because you must be posting about another show, since The Flaming Weezer show was Thursday and today is Saturday.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 12:39 PM

At a $100 bucks the poster seems a bit much...However, it's signed by both bands!!!!

Posted by Rob92977 | July 30, 2011 5:55 PM

Nice job capturing the gaiety of it all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 6:56 PM

I wonder if they handed out "Hi! Kiss Me I'm Gay" stickers after the show. No, not for the audience, but for these two gay bands.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 11:29 PM

Weezer's PNC setlist was so much better than the Jones Beach one.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 11:51 PM

saw dave from bv backstage at the jones beach show. totally gakked out of his gourd. get ready for this site to get even worse...

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2011 12:29 AM

"^^^ LULZ 11:35. I'm laughing because you must be posting about another show, since The Flaming Weezer show was Thursday and today is Saturday"....

AND NOW I"M LAUGHING B/C YESTERDAY WAS SATURDAY FLIPWEEZER IN THE RAIN @ JONES.

TODAY IS NOW SUNDAY. TOMORROW WILL BE MONDAY. NEXT UP IS TUESDAY. THEN WEDNESDAY. FOLLOWED BY THURSDAY. Then once again, FRIDAY followed by SATURDAY.
simple process really. you'll get it ;)

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2011 12:09 PM

Anyone have a setlist from the Jones Beach show on 7/29?

Posted by Nigge | July 31, 2011 1:10 PM

these guys should have played in June during Gay Pride Month, then they would have definitely sold out all their shows. work it sisters!

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2011 4:02 PM

WEEZER FUCKING SUCKS. RETIRE WEEZER. YOUR DAYS WERE OVER 10 YEARS AGO

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2011 4:45 PM

people still listen to flaming lips? really? and they are, like, no longer in high school? amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2011 5:17 PM

my name is hummus was great too

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 7:07 AM

so pretty and very enjoy :))

Posted by zoomizle.com | August 2, 2011 2:46 AM

Show of the year!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 8:53 AM

SHOW OF THE MILLENNIUM.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:32 AM

Hot Set. Too bad tickets were $500 and it was balls hot Jones Beach.

herpes!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 5:36 PM

whoo real cool visuals on this pic. had to click and check out. Looks like a great show

Posted by free beats | August 7, 2011 9:58 PM

WAIT- WAYNE COYNE ran around in an inflatable ball? THAT IS ORIGINAL. Seen em once, seen em a hundred times'd

Posted by Brock | August 18, 2011 12:57 PM

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