Rock band The Flaming Lips hold two concerts with 100 protective 'bubbles'

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The Flaming Lips played their first space bubble show (pics, video, setlist)

The legendary alternative band has often deployed the plastic bubbles over the years as part of its revelatory live shows, with frontman Wayne Coyne donning the plastic to roll across the top of the audience.

The performances hit a speed bump in December 2020 as COVID-19 cases rose, but managed to safely take place on January 22/23 for an encased crowd of 100 bubbles (each bubble fit up to three people).

100 inflatable see-through pods were available for attendees to safely view the show amidst COVID-19.

Each capsule can accommodate up to three people, who are given signs to hold up if they need a bathroom break or fresh air pumped in to cool down.

The Flaming Lips debuted the idea for a "space bubble" concert in a one-song performance for Stephen Colbert's talk show in June 2020.

The Flaming Lips' space bubble concerts came as the result of months of planning, test runs, and delays.

The Flaming Lips pulled off their first full-length space bubble concerts this past weekend in Oklahoma City in the United States, with both the band and audience members sequestered in their own zip-up bubbles.

They then announced full-fledged space bubble concerts, set to take place in late December.

This message will prompt the attendants to help you get in and out without disturbing fellow bubbled audience members.

Scroll down to see videos from The Flaming Lips' socially-distant concerts at The Criterion over the weekend, as well as the setlists.

The setlist for both nights featured a slew of favourites like "She Don't Use Jelly" and "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1", a cover of Daniel Johnston's "True Love Will Find You in the End", and more.

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