Bonnaroo with the Flaming Lips and we're talking about... port-a-potties? "There are so many port-a-potties and there's so much to fill them up. It's amazing! It's a war zone of port-a-potties." Frontman Wayne Coyne jokes, but he's not incorrect. The Tennessee festival is massive and there's a lot of poop.
"To me this isn't the music industry," he explained. "It's a whole other world than being on a record label. I think I'm really lucky I grew up in a household with a bunch of brothers and sisters and freaks and their friends and drugs and motorcycles. Music is a part of that but it isn't a way of being alive." Music is powerful in a way that other forms aren't, and Coyne is completely aware of it. "I talk to people all the time and they don't like painting, they don't love movies, they don't love trees, they don't love food but they love music. If you love music, it shows you how to love everything else. to me, it's beautiful. I don't know why anyone would think anything else."