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Flaming Lips Stage Socially-Distant ‘Bubble’ Concert

The Flaming Lips figured out a way to safely hold a socially-distant concert – by encasing every attendee in their own plastic bubble.

The band performed two ‘space bubble’ shows in their home state of Oklahoma over the weekend, with 100 fans able to attend each show.

Each bubble was outfitted with a ‘high frequency supplemental speaker’, along with a fan, a towel, a water bottle, and an “I gotta go pee/hot in here” sign. If someone got too hot, workers would use a leaf blower to fill it with cool air. For bathroom breaks, they could put on a mask and leave the bubble.

The ‘space bubbles’ made their first appearance last summer during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Are ‘space bubbles’ the future of concerts? Would you go to a concert if you were stuck in a plastic bubble?

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