A band has what is being called the 'World's First Space Bubble Concert'. The psychedelic-rock group the Flaming Lips played to an audience who all in giant, inflatable plastic bubbles. The bubbles are Zorb balls. The band played two concerts in their native city of Oklahoma. All band members were also inside their own Zorb bubble. There were 100 bubbles at the shows. Some of the bubbles three people. The bubbles may one way for concerts to ahead during the pandemic. Each bubble a special speaker, a water bottle, a battery-operated fan, a towel and an "I gotta go /hot in here" sign. Workers the bubble with cool air if it too hot.
The idea for the bubble concerts from the band's lead singer Wayne Coyne. He often a Zorb ball to roll over the crowd during his concerts. He that concerts would be COVID-safe if everyone in a Zorb. He said a space bubble concert is "safer than going to the grocery store". He the Rolling Stone magazine: "It's a very restricted, weird event, but the weirdness is so we can a concert before putting our families and everybody at risk." He : "You see people excited, people being happy, and people really fun....I think it's a bit of a 'new normal'. You might go to a show, you might not, but I think we're to be able to work it out."