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The Flaming Lips at Pitchfork Music Festival (Chicago, IL)

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At times, the world is a beautiful place; one of life’s better reminders of this is a Flaming Lips concert. The Lips’ performance at the Pitchfork Music Festival was one of the most entertaining sets I’ve ever seen—even if it was entirely predictable, it was the good kind of predictable. Spinning a few rarely played songs into a set heavily made up of the band’s typical live selections, Wayne Coyne and the band unleashed a wave of balloons, confetti and positivity onto the massive audience. The downside to the performance was the band’s inconsistent musical selections, though in all honesty the band could’ve played a set consisting entirely of Spaghetti Western instrumentals (actually, that might’ve been pretty cool), but the upside was the most enjoyable performance of the weekend.