Photos: The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show

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Concert-goers line into the McDonald Theatre on a rainbow carpet. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne tells the story of a crown made for him by a fan. Coyne wears any item thrown at him during the show until it falls off, but set the crown aside so that it wouldn’t be ruined. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The Flaming Lips’ show kicks off with immediate confetti. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The Flaming Lips’ show kicks off with immediate confetti. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The Flaming Lips’ show opens with Wayne Coyne tossing giant balloons into the crowd. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

 

Giant balloons fly through the air at the McDonald Theatre. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The Flaming Lips’ crowd rejoices in confetti. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Wayne Coyne pulls a giant ‘FUCK YEAH EUGENE’ balloon from offstage. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Wayne Coyne pulls a giant ‘FUCK YEAH EUGENE’ balloon from offstage. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The Flaming Lips play while frontman Wayne Coyne ventures into the pit. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Wayne Coyne stares up at a massive pink robot to accompany the song ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1’. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A massive pink robot is erected while The Flaming Lips play ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1’. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Derek Brown plays guitar for The Flaming Lips. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Wayne Coyne kicks confetti from the stage. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Wayne Coyne sings to the crowd. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Wayne Coyne sings to the crowd. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The original Flaming Lips Santa Clause is part of the crowd at the McDonald Theatre show. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Lasers are projected out to the crowd at the McDonald Theatre. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

From a distance, Wayne Coyne uses two giant hands to project lasers onto a disco ball that bounce back at the crowd. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Wayne Coyne rides a life-size unicorn into the crowd. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Wayne Coyne throws confetti from atop a life-size unicorn in the middle of the crowd. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Wayne Coyne maneuvers an inflatable bubble to sing ‘Space Oddity’ to the McDonald Theatre. The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show at Eugene’s McDonald Theatre on June 2, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

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