Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl } 05.12.11

Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11

St. Louis twitter and Facebook exploded shortly after lunchtime when Vintage Vinyl dropped the news that Wayne Coyne (the Flaming Lips) would be appearing to meet and greet fans, with plenty of Gummy Skulls and copies of their 12″ collaboration with Neon Indian.

Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11 The line to meet Wayne continued to grow, everyone with things to get signed, including frisbees, lampshades and a fake pumpkin.

Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11Wayne Coyne arrives. Let’s do this.

Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11
Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11
Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11
Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11

I totally get why fans love Wayne, who signed albums, posed for pictures and engaged visitors in conversations all with a huge smile and no sense of hurry. And even with the line moving at a slower pace because of that, he assured the crowd that he’d stick around however long it took to get everyone’s things signed. Possibly one of the friendliest musicians I’ve ever met.

Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11

Hey look Eleven Magazine!

Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11

So impressed with Jason Stoff’s (Encor.es) picture that he wanted to snap a picture of it for himself!

Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11
Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11

The prized item of the afternoon. A huge (edible) Gummy skull with a USB drive in the center containing 4 Flaming Lips songs.

$150. Very limited. Congrats to those who picked it up. If you got one, would you eat it?

Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl - 05.12.11

I picked up the 12″ collaboration with Neon Indian. Wayne dinosaur says thanks.

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4 thoughts on “Wayne Coyne @ Vintage Vinyl } 05.12.11

  1. Hypno – Thanks man! Hope you didn’t have to wait too long. I’m glad I decided to pick up the 12″ to get into the expedited line.

  2. Fun fact: Fritz and I finally left VV probably a little past 10pm. Wayne was totally worth the wait (I got a hug!) but you could definitely argue you made the right move.

    (Turns out, by the way, that the fast line was supposed to be only for gummy skullers. They told us this at about 9:30, probably three hours after the last skull sighting.)

    • Dang. Yeah, I really was impressed at how late Wayne stayed (esp considering he had to play in Detroit(?) the next day). Class act all the way.

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