We are off to see the wizard tomorrow night at the Festival Pier, the wonderful Wizard of Odd, or, if you prefer, the Wizard of OK, aka Wayne Coyne, frizzy-brained mainman of the Flaming Lips, The P.T. Barnum Of The Stoned, aka The Man Who Had A Headache And Accidentally Saved The World. Why? Because, because, because of the wonderful things he does, of course. The balloons. The confetti. The blood. The boobies. The strobes and the smoke and the bunny costumes and the dancing Santas. The blood. The crowd-surfing bubblewalking. The giant hands that shoot laser beams. The blood. The limited-edition marijuana-flavored brains inside a gummy skull. The rocket ship he built in his back yard. The way he’s made a 30-year career — spanning 15 albums, 18 EPs, 22 soundtrack appearances and exactly one hit song — feel like one million billionth of a second on a Sunday morning that you’ll never get back, and you wouldn’t have it any other way. AND WE WANT TO TAKE YOU WITH US! We have a coupla pairs of tix to give away to some lucky duck Phawker readers. Why? BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU! And because Phawker is the Make A Wish Foundation For The Stoned! To qualify, all you have to do is sign up for our mailing list (see right, below the masthead). Trust us, this is something you want to do. In addition to breaking news alerts and Phawker updates, you also get advanced warning about groovy concert ticket giveaways and other free swag opportunities like this one! After signing up, send us an email at FEED@PHAWKER.COM telling us a much, with the words FLAMING IMPALA in the subject line. If you are already on our mailing list, just send us an email saying as much. Either way, please include your full name and a mobile number for confirmation. Good luck and godspeed!
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