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Giant balloons, confetti, dancing frogs and kitties, and a gorilla with a person inside — all part of a normal day for one of the best bands ever to see perform live, The Flaming Lips.

Check out some of the photos from the first song at Pitchfork Music Festival below (and yes all of this occurred during only one song)….

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All photos © Matthew Avignone 2009