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The Flaming Lips performed a concert with the band and fans encased in plastic bubbles

October 18, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

It's unclear whether The Flaming Lips are using jelly -- or vaseline, for that matter -- at their concerts these days. The rock band is, however, trying plastic bubbles.

And I'm the only person in the space bubble, and everybody else is just normal," Coyne told CNN during a phone interview on Friday.

At the time, Coyne says, the idea was more or less a social commentary on the state of virus, with the thinking that Covid-19 would never linger long enough to see the bubble experiment fully inflate.

The "space bubbles" have long been a part of The Flaming Lips stage shows, so Coyne and company were familiar with a series of inflatable orbs.

After setting the specs, the band ordered 100 bubbles from China, and this unique music event - one first drawn up on Coyne's sketchpad -- was ready to pop.

"I'm willing to do everything I can, you know, to say, I think we could do this, and this would be absolutely safe," says Coyne, who said that ultimately he's holding out hope for a vaccine.

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