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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 31, 2010: Freakout with The Flaming Lips

by Brandy McDonnell Published: December 31, 2010
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips (Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman Archives)
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips (Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman Archives)

Today’s featured event:

Celebrate the end of 2010 and the start of 2011 at The Flaming Lips New Year’s Eve Freakout #4, featuring Stardeath and White Dwarfs, at 8:30 tonight at the Cox Convention Center in downtown.

After the Lips perform their full set – costumed dancers, balloon drop, mirror ball and all – and count down to midnight, they will play live their seminal 1999 album “The Soft Bulletin.”

“You know, some of the songs we’ve never played (live) before,” Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told The Oklahoman’s Entertainment Editor Gene Triplett.

“So it’s kind of thrilling from a musical standpoint, but also kind of nerve-wracking from a musical standpoint, ’cause it’s difficult music. I don’t know, some people wouldn’t know ‘The Soft Bulletin’ that much, but some of the tracks are just, they’re these humongous, strangely played (songs).”

To read the rest of Gene’s interview with Coyne, click here.

For more information, go to For more events for the New Year’s weekend, go to

Have a safe and happy New Year!


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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