Thursday, July 27, 2006
Action-Packed Sunday Part 3: Flaming Lips & Thievery Corporation @ the Hollywood Bowl
After eating and drinking for a couple hours, I left Chaya and headed to Meriam's to meet up for another couple hours of eating and drinking at the Hollywood Bowl (oh, and also to see the Flaming Lips/Thievery Corporation concert.)
The traffic and parking along the Bowl entrance on Highland is as stab-in-the-eye painful as the Hollywood Bowl summer concert series is enjoyable--luckily Meriam conveniently lives walking distance to the Hollywood & Highland shuttle pick up (Actually, in the parking lot on Orange St., a block W of Highland)
We got in line around 6:30pm for the 7pm concert. We arrived $3 and a 5 minute bus ride later. We got to our $13 dollar seats (Section T, middle area; high up but a great view and great deal) and proceeded to unpack our Trader Joe picnic goodies.
We polished off two bottles of Yellowtail Label wine (really good for it's $4.99 price), cheese and crackers, cherries and chocolate covered pretzels as we listened to the eclectic worldish, dub, electronica, triphop, bossa nova sounds of Thievery Corporation, and, since the Flaming Lips were shooting footage for their DVD and went all out, we also ate and drank while watching as the lead singer of the Flaming Lips sing inside a big plastic bubble being rolled over the audience, bopping our heads along to FL faves as 'Do You Realize?', 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' and 'The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song', hitting giant balloons released into the crowd, marveling at the pychedelic prettiness of the fluttering canoned confetti and waving our glowsticks like we didn't care.
Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne singing in his bubble
Flaming Lips on Stage with their Dancing Santas
Flaming Lips/Thievery Corporation Tix: $13 (no Ticketmaster charges if bought at the Hollywood Bowl box office)
$3 roundtrip bus shuttle
$10 wine and snacks
Total for a picnic and concert at the Bowl: $26