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the Flaming Lips played Central Park Summerstage (pics, video setlist), playing Letterman Wednesday & T5 (tonight)

photos by Eliza Koch

Flaming Lips

“”This night is f—ing perfect,” Coyne announced at the top of the show following his now-customary climb over the audience in a giant inflatable hamster ball. He wasn’t necessarily talking about the music but rather about the weather, as the oppressive summer humidity had dissipated long enough to create a warm, breezy summer night. It provided the ideal backdrop for the Lips’ set, which was heavy on the amorphous material from Embryonic. On the album, the melodies float several layers below the surface and are constantly teased out by the adroit production abilities of Dave Fridmann. In a live setting, the band let the fuzz do the talking, and allowed most of the tunes to build into swirls of distorted noise and churning beat science.” [MTV]

The Flaming Lips, played right up to Rumsey Playfield’s 10pm curfew last night (7/26). In that time they managed to perform 14 songs including “Do You Realize?” for the 1-song encore. The full setlist is below.

Tonight, Tuesday, you can catch the band at Terminal 5 with Fang Island . The show is sold out, but it will also be streaming, like Smashing Pumpkins last night, online. The Flaming Lips return to the David Letterman show on Wednesday.

More pictures, a bunch of videos, and the setlist from Summerstage, below…

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another set of pictures is coming. here are some videos…

Flaming Lips: *HD* The Fear and ‘Wayne in a bubble?’ New York Summer Stage 2010-07-26

Wayne in the bubble

The Flaming Lips, She Don’t Use Jelly, Central Park Summerstage, NYC 7-26-10

The Flaming Lips, The W.A.N.D., Central Park Summerstage, NYC 7-26-10

Do you realize?

The Flaming Lips Concert at Central Park, New York, NY, USA Setlist on July 26, 2010
1. The Fear
2. Worm Mountain
3. Silver Trembling Hands
4. She Don’t Use Jelly
5. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
6. The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine
7. In The Morning of the Magicians
8. I Can Be A Frog
9. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
10. See The Leaves
11. Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung
12. Taps
13. The W.A.N.D.
Encore:
14. Do You Realize??

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