Flaming Lips Announce Second Annual "March of 1,000 Skeletons"

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Oct 1, 2008

Oklahoma’s resident weirdos the Flaming Lips have announced the details of their second annual March of 1,000 Skeletons — "a symbolic procession glorifying the beauty of death and the boundless flame of love and life.”

The parade, which takes place in Oklahoma City just a few days shy of Halloween on October 25, is very much like it sounds. In a nutshell, Wayne Coyne and co. gather up a legion of Lipheads, deck them out in skeletal wares, give them a torch (with real flames!) and proceed to lead the skeletons throughout the city while having a hell of a good time.

If you live in that neck of the woods, to sign up all you have to do is head over to the Flaming Lips’ web shop and buy your skeleton bundle. But be warned: you "must have the ability to march in the parade for up to two hours.” There are few others rules as well, but you can see them all at the group’s site.

In more Lips’ news, as previously reported, the band are finally releasing their long-awaited film, Christmas on Mars on DVD, not in October, but now on November 11. However, if you are itching to see those Martians and Santas on the big screen, the band have just announced a pile of theatrical screenings throughout the U.S. Sadly, though, no screenings seem to be hitting Canada.

Yes, this is some sad news for us Canadians, but thankfully we have some something else to cheer us up. On Tuesday (September 30), a Canadian scientist announced that they have discovered snow on the Red Planet, proving that Christmas on Mars could indeed be a white one.

For a full list of the upcoming Christmas on Mars screenings, you can see one here.

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