Hey Flaming Lips.
August 30, 2009

You guys are an awesome live band, you know that? I knew that before I even went to your show last night on Festival Pier, at which point it was only confirmed. You guys really put on the best live act I've ever seen. So it really, really sucked that a massive thunderstorm came through and forced you guys to cut the set short after only eight songs.

I don't blame you for that. I know you don't want to get electrocuted, and I know that even though Wayne promised you guys would keeping playing no matter what, the city forced you to shut down. I don't even care that, acknowledging beforehand that there was another storm coming, you could easily have cut the opening acts down to one, or shortened the amount of time you guys spent fucking around in between acts. I don't even want any sort of compensation, as I felt that even in the short amount of time you guys were on stage, I got my money's worth.


I happen to know you had Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung on your setlist last night. How convenient, for that's the song that introduced me to you guys, and one of my favorites of yours. Too bad we never got a chance to see it live, right? So here's the thing. I know you'll still be playing Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and Do You Realize and all that shit whenever you come back around these parts, so I won't bother requesting those. However, at your next Philly show, you had better fucking play Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung. I don't want a fucking storm cloud to be the only reason I never got to see that song live.

P.S. Thanks Wayne for getting back in the bubble when the audience started chanting it during the "rain interlude." You rock.

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Halon Halon - August 30, 2009 (11:22 PM)
I know two people who've seen them live. One said they were excellent and the other said they're horrible. Now it's 2-1 so I guess it's fair to say they're a good live band. :)
Suskie Suskie - August 31, 2009 (12:12 AM)
The only reason to say they're a horrible live band is if you hate their music. Denying that they have a fantastic set and a very close relationship with their fans during their shows is silly.
bluberry bluberry - August 31, 2009 (08:18 PM)
if Peter Murphy didn't hang from the rafters and sign one of their songs for them, they just weren't that good.
Suskie Suskie - September 01, 2009 (06:08 AM)
Yes, but did Trent Reznor enter the stage by coming out of a vagina? Or did he surf the crowd in a giant hamster ball? I DIDN'T FUCKING THINK SO.

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