By Jason Kurtz, CNN

CNN记者杰森·库尔茨报道




烈焰红唇乐队和斯蒂芬·科尔伯特在塑料泡泡里面登上《深夜秀》舞台。



乐队在音乐会上演唱了他们在1999年大热的歌曲《Race for the Prize》,这场表演被人们戏称为“社会隔离音乐会”。



在这场特别的音乐会上,整个乐队和听众都在单独的空间泡泡里面,乐队成员还都配备了包括口罩和手套在内的个人防护装备。



乐队主唱韦恩·科因与塑料泡泡有一段不解之缘。

It's unclear whether The Flaming Lips are using jelly -- or vaseline, for that matter -- at their concerts these days. The rock band is, however, trying plastic bubbles.

烈焰红唇乐队队员在他们的演唱会上使用的究竟是果冻还是凡士林,这我们不太清楚。不过我们可以知道的是,这支摇滚乐队在他们的演唱会上用了许许多多透明的塑料泡泡。

The rock musicians from Oklahoma City are literally blowing up in 2020, using inflatable human-sized bubbles to defend themselves and fans against Covid-19 while finding a way to play live.

这支来自俄克拉荷马城的摇滚音乐家们在2020年大获成功,起因是他们在自己的演唱会上使用了可容纳人类的巨型充气泡泡来保护自己和粉丝们不受新冠病毒的感染的同时,也找到了一种新的现场演奏的方式。


"I did a little drawing... where I drew a picture of The Flaming Lips doing a show in 2019. And I'm the only person in the space bubble, and everybody else is just normal," Coyne told CNN during a phone interview on Friday.

科因在周五接受CNN的电话采访时回应道: “那时候我画了一幅画……那是一幅关于2019年的一场秀上的红唇烈焰乐队现场的画。不过画里只有我一个人处于这个空间泡泡里面,而其他所有人都很正常地待在外面。”


At the time, Coyne says, the idea was more or less a social commentary on the state of virus, with the thinking that Covid-19 would never linger long enough to see the bubble experiment fully inflate.

科因说,当时的这个想法或多或少是对病毒状态的一种社会评论,他们那时认为新冠病毒不可能持续很长时间,所以也并不相信他们的这个塑料泡泡演唱会的疯狂想法会成为现实。


Coyne and the band first unveiled the concept during a May visit to "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." That inspired them to keep going.

科因和他的乐队在五月份参加《斯蒂芬·科尔伯特的深夜秀》时首次提出了泡泡演唱会这个概念。这个想法激励着他们继续前进。

"We do a couple of songs with about 30 people in the bubbles. And we start to think, 'Well, you know, just from doing that, we start to get an idea that we could actually do it, you know, and it could actually happen,'" Coyne revealed.
The "space bubbles" have long been a part of The Flaming Lips stage shows, so Coyne and company were familiar with a series of inflatable orbs.

科因透露:“我们进行了实验,将大概30个人放进空间泡泡里面,然后我们乐队对着他们演唱了几首歌。然后我们开始思考,通过实验,我们开始有了一个想法,也许我们可以真的做到,空间泡泡演唱会真的可能发生”。 “空间泡泡”一直是烈焰红唇乐队舞台表演的一部分,所以科因和他的队员们对一系列的充气球体非常熟悉。

After setting the specs, the band ordered 100 bubbles from China, and this unique music event - one first drawn up on Coyne's sketchpad -- was ready to pop.

设定好塑料泡泡的规格后,烈焰红唇乐队从中国订购了100个泡泡,之后,这个从科因的画板上出现的创意就演变成了这个独特的音乐活动创意,乐队演唱会蓄势待发。


With a couple hundred fans floating about, The Flaming Lips performed a dance remix of "Assassins of Youth" and "Brother Eye," a pair of tracks from their latest LP, "American Head."

在几百名粉丝的簇拥下,烈焰红唇乐队表演了舞蹈混音版的歌曲《青年刺客》和《兄弟之眼》两首歌,这两首歌曲均来自他们最新的唱片《美国头》。

Coyne captioned an Instagram post from the show with the word "Yessss!!!" -- a nod to the feat they had collectively pulled off.

科因在社交平台Ins上发布了一条关于该演唱会的帖子,并配文说: “很棒!!!”这表明了他对他们乐队共同完成的壮举的认可。

"I like the way this looks, because you can get as excited as you want, you can scream as much as you want, you just can't infect the person next to you, no matter what you forget about, how excited you get," he said. "That barrier is still there, they're protected, and you're protected... that part of it is what we really felt like was the success," he said.

他说:“我喜欢这个样子的演唱会,因为你想怎么激动就怎么激动,想怎么尖叫就怎么尖叫,你反正不会被病毒感染也不会感染你旁边的人,不管你忘记了什么病毒防范规则,不管你有多兴奋忘形,空间泡泡仍然存在,它们让现场人会受到保护,自己也受到保护……所有人都是安全的,这是真正让我们感到成功的一部分。”

So are bouncing bubbles, with fans and bands equally encased, the future of live music, at least amid this global pandemic?

那么,在这种全球疫情泛滥的情况下,将粉丝和表演人员都包裹在透明空间泡泡里的做法是否就是现场音乐的未来呢?

"I'm willing to do everything I can, you know, to say, I think we could do this, and this would be absolutely safe," says Coyne, who said that ultimately he's holding out hope for a vaccine.

“我愿意尽我所能地减少风险,我认为我们可以这样做演唱会,这是绝对安全的。” 科因这样说道,他也说他最终对疫苗抱有希望。

"We, as The Flaming Lips, we like the idea that we are doing something different.... I think it could be cool. It could be fun. And we could all have a, you know, a crazy unique experience," he said."For the time being."

他继续说:“我们所有人,就像烈焰红唇乐队一样,我们喜欢做一些与众不同的事情……我觉得那会很酷也会非常有趣。我们和粉丝在泡泡演唱会上都可以有一个疯狂而又独特的音乐会体验。反正暂时是这样的。”