My son turned ten years old as the lips were playing Do You Realize. He and his brother really enjoyed the show. Their blinking LED necklaces were especially relished during the Flaming Lips -- go figure.
The Flaming Lips seem to embody that mid-western weirdness many of us are familiar with. I think they should visit Lucas Kansas to see the Garden of Eden.... were you can view a dead body encased in glass.... housed within a concrete pyramid on the grounds of a hundred year old grassroots art installation.