1. Oklahoma City Becomes Spooktastic

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Each October, the Flaming Lips round up their biggest fans (and freaks) to take over their Oklahoma City hometown for a Halloween Parade. The Lips returned again this year for the fourth annual "March of 1000 Flaming Skeletons" — and SPIN has the inside story, including photos taken by frontman Wayne Coyne's wife, J. Michelle.

"When you do these things in the middle of October, you think, 'What if it's too cold or it rains and no one's going to wanna fucking stand out there!'" Wayne tells SPIN of the outing. "But it wasn't like that. It was a bunch of cool people and a bunch of families and everybody gathered downtown. Oklahoma City looked like a big city."

Click through to see photos from the March.

2. Oklahoma City Becomes Spooktastic

2/13

Each October, the Flaming Lips round up their biggest fans (and freaks) to take over their Oklahoma City hometown for a Halloween Parade. The Lips returned again this year for the fourth annual "March of 1000 Flaming Skeletons" — and SPIN has the inside story, including photos taken by frontman Wayne Coyne's wife, J. Michelle.

"When you do these things in the middle of October, you think, 'What if it's too cold or it rains and no one's going to wanna fucking stand out there!'" Wayne tells SPIN of the outing. "But it wasn't like that. It was a bunch of cool people and a bunch of families and everybody gathered downtown. Oklahoma City looked like a big city."

Click through to see photos from the March.

3. Fearless Leader

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Wayne speaks to the crowd of Flaming Skeletons pre-parade: "We had the fire marshall and his team as our bodyguards of sorts, in case someone got too drunk or out of line. So I was telling the crowd that they were not the enemy, that they were there to help us."

4. Day of the Dead

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Fans get prepped for the parade.

5. Ghoul Gone Wild

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A fan pre-parade in Oklahoma City.

6. Getting In Line

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Coyne instructs the army of Flaming Skeletons.

7. Freaks On Parade

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The March of 1000 Flaming Skeletons heads down Broadway in Oklahoma City (passing the location where Wayne Coyne's father used to own a shop).

8. Boy in the Bubble

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Coyne gets up close with a parade-goer. "I think she was trying to kiss me or something through the bubble. I must do that a hundred times during the parade."

9. On the Move

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Flaming Skeletons marching in Oklahoma City.

10. Light It Up

10/13

Fans experiment with pyro pre-parade.

11. Taking It to the Streets

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Flaming Skeletons marching down Broadway in Oklahoma City.

12. Victory!

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Coyne celebrates the end of the parade.

13. The Ringmaster

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Coyne, photographed taking a break before the parade, hopes to bring the March of 1000 Flaming Skeletons back to Oklahoma City next year. "I like to think of this from a kid's perspective: imagine if you were five years old and you saw this," says Coyne. "I think by the time you're 18-years-old, you're going to think that guy in the bubble is the coolest person you've ever fucking known. Long after I'm dead, they'll talk about what a fantastic thing happened in downtown Oklahoma City — skeletons and fire and this magic guy in a bubble. That's what kids think! When they grow up, they will still have that magical thinking in them. And magical thinking is what the Flaming Lips are all about."