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Recap of Day 2 of the Nelsonville Music Festival

May 15, 2011

Torrential downpours throughout the second day of the Nelsonville Music Festival could not prevent an eccentric superstar from stealing the show.

Wayne Coyne won the crowd over with oversized confetti-filled balloons, a space bubble and butterfly kings despite a late arrival that pushed many of the earlier shows back.

The Flaming Lips’ buses arrived around 9 a.m. when they were originally supposed to arrive around 6 a.m., and their complicated stage set-up meant that it needed to be completed before the other shows could begin.

Coyne was omnipresent throughout the day, making a point of seeing other shows. Postreporters spotted Coyne checking out fellow Oklahoman Samantha Crain’s act in the No-Fi Cabin and popped up on the side of the main stage during The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger and Yo La Tengo.

This article, which I co-wrote with Bridget Mallon and John Nero, originally ran on The Post’s website on May 15, 2011. Click here to read the full story.

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