The Flaming Lips’ New Year’s Eve Freakout #4 is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Oklahoma City’s own Cox Convention Center. In this year’s promotional video, head Lip Wayne Coyne promises a “weird, weird, great, great time.”
He also promises the world’s biggest balloon drop, the world’s largest mirror ball, dangerous laser beams, the greatest audience in the universe, music from the Lips and fellow OKC band Stardeath and White Dwarfs. As a bonus, after the initial performance and countdown to midnight, the Lips will play their seminal album “The Soft Bulletin” in its entirety, much as they did Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” at last year’s event.
Judging from last year’s event, I’m willing to bet that Wayne keeps all these outlandish promises, as grand as they sound.
For more information about how you can celebrate New Year’s Eve and Day with the Lips, go to www.coxconventioncenter.com.