Flaming Lips Bring Some Heat to Air + Style Day 2
Rain, rain and more rain.
Day 2 of Shaun White’s Air & Style started off with rough weather conditions that eventually caused the cancellation of the skiing competition. The standings from Round 1 were used as the final results. Despite the cancellation, spats of down-pour didn’t stop ticket holders from enjoying performances from Deap Valley, The Flaming Lips, Sleigh Bells and Steve Aoki to name a few. Umbrellas were out but spirits were high!
Similar to day one, Air & Style brought people of all ages and styles to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena this Sunday. LA residents rarely see rain, so the fact that they stood for hours in cold wet conditions is a true testament to the stellar line up at the first edition of Air & Style LA. The Rose Bowl grounds transformed into a rain poncho party as attendees braved the unfamiliar conditions.
Daytime highlights were Deap Valley and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Unaffected by the rain, the duo of Deep Valley rocked out as it drizzled coaxing people from their rain shelters to the main stage. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros embraced the weather as lead singer Alex danced with his arms opened towards the crowd. The Flaming Lips put on a trance-inducing show that included dancing suns and butterflies. They ended with their iconic hit “Do You Realize?” which turned the crowd into a sea of iPhones and raised hands. Frontman Wayne Coyne’s outfit was an odd yet amazing magician/ring leader hybrid, and they had bouncing mushrooms and swaying rainbows on stage to accompany their apparel. If not the winner, definitely a finalist for most photogenic show of the day. Day two ended perfectly with the crowd dancing mercilessly to Steve Aoki. Thanks to the amazing bands slated for Day 2, Shaun White’s Air & Style prevailed over the day of rain.
Check out our coverage of day 1 here and look out for interviews with acts shortly.