Performing live music right now is a very adaptive practice, to say the least. Enter psychedelic alternative icons the Flaming Lips whose frontman Wayne Coyne has utilized giant plastic bubbles in performances long before the current pandemic. I saw him do this wondrous and playful part of the band’s epic stage shows at both Lollapalooza and Riot Fest, rolling out on top of the crowd.
Lips have done this plastic performance back in June for CBS’s Late Show with actual audience members dancing in their bubbles.
Back in ’04, playing their Spongebob Squarepants track for the corresponding film Coyne balled out again on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.