Few bands embody the festival atmosphere quite like the Flaming Lips, especially effervescent frontman Wayne Coyne. For uninitiated revelers, the Flaming Lips performance Saturday could very well feature Coyne inhabiting an enormous gerbil ball or wearing a pair of hands as big as bicycle tires or just posing with a group of writhing naked women onstage.
Earlier this year, Lips guitarist Steven Drozd was briefly hospitalized right before the band's scheduled performance at SunFest in West Palm Beach, and their show was axed. Fingers crossed that we'll have better luck with this makeup date at Sunset Cove. Remember that the shows at this venue always begin on the early side of things, so showing up on time is an imperative.