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Fuck Yeah San Antonio
       
     
Fuck Yeah San Antonio

Just a few songs into the Flaming Lips performance at Maverick Fest - a grouping of balloons spelled out "Fuck Yeah San Antonio".

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the Flaming Lips

Caught the Flaming Lips over the weekend in San Antonio...   the band headlined a two day festival called "Maverick Fest".

I didn't go out of my way to secure tickets for the festival, I made it a point to visit Southtown Vinyl earlier in the day and was offered a pair of free tickets by the store owner/clerk.

An incredibly gracious gift and gesture.

 

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Major Tom

One of the highlights of the night was seeing the Flaming Lips do a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity".   Wayne (picture here) climbed into a bubble and then surfed onto a platform about 4 people away from where I was standing.   

I was lucky enough to capture this picture of him smiling back at me.

It was a very moving moment, as I had to hold back some tears during the cover.