Marketing / 12.02.20
Bubble Concerts: The Flaming Lips Make Sanitization Fun & Trippy
Pollstar (11/23/20) Speer, Deborah
The Flaming Lips' Dec. 11 bubble concert in Oklahoma City embodies the group's innovative spirit. The concert will have band members and 100 attendees encased in plastic bubbles, and enthusiasm has been phenomenal, with the show sold out and a second show announced. The bubbles are cleaned with special blowers and sanitized with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-approved cleaner that kills the coronavirus. Outside the venue, concertgoers will go through temperature checks. Circles also are marked where people should stand to get in line, with only one row admitted at a time. "The idea is we want to do a series throughout the pandemic. As many as we can in Oklahoma, with possibly going to other cities," said Flaming Lips manager Scott Booker. "But my vision is more along the lines that maybe we pick four areas of the United States and we go find a venue that would let us sit there for a week or two and do multiple shows."
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