I received the pics my friend took with his camera phone in my e-mail today. For those interested, here they are:
I know this is OT, but last night I saw what has to be the best tribute band evet. I'm a music junkie. I grew up playing tons of instruments and even though I haven't played much in recent years I am addicted to music in general. My aunt started me out listening to Pink Floyd at ten years old when she took me on a road trip and gave me my first dose of PF in the form of Dark Side Of The Moon. Ever since then, PF has held a special place in my heart. I purchased their entire back catalog and download every show I can get my hands on over at sharingthegroove.org
. BTW, if you enjoy live music then I highly
suggest you head on over to the groove.
Anyway, there are a lot of PF tribute bands out there, but The Australian Pink Floyd Show
is probably the most famous of them all. I heard they were coming to my hometown and read a bit about them. I found out they played at David Gilmour's 50th birthday party, so I figured they must be good. I ended up getting tickets the day the show was on sale. The tickets I purchased were on the floor but they were labeled General Admission so I figured it would be a free for all for seating. To my surprise, when I got to the show and handed my ticket to the ticket taker, she said that we could sit anywhere in the first two rows! I ended up sitting in the very middle of the second row with a badass view of everything.
The band played two sets, with the first set being a full recreation of DSOTM. If I were to pop the CD in my player right now, it wouldn't sound any better than these guys did. Far and away the best moment of the DSOTM set was the female solo during The Great Gig In the Sky. This woman's voice was a dead ringer for the original recording. It was so intense that everyone in the crowd was literally mesmerized... or maybe they were just really high! On top of that the light show was top notch. No lasers, but they had a circular projection screen a la The Division Bell tour with some great visuals.
For the second set the band played a mixture of PF's hits from all different eras with the notable absence of any Syd Barrett material. if I remember correctly, the set list was:
Fletcher Memorial Home
One of these Days
Another Brick in the Wall (Pt 2)
Run like Hell
The band then left the stage but of course there was an encore coming. Thank god, because I would've felt short changed without hearing the two encore songs: Comfortably Numb and Wish You Were Here.
I must say it was an awesome show, and I've been to a lot of concerts over the years. The buddy I went with took some pics with his camera phone, so I'm waiting for him to send them to me. I will post them here when I receive them. I highly recommend that even the most moderate PF fan go see The Australian Pink Floyd Show if they have a tour stop in your area.