Floyd By the Clyde

apf1Hey, guess what? Instead of our usual Saturday evenings watching telly or farting around on the computer, we actually went out. Where did we go I hear you ask? Well, as the title of this blog piece, and the accompanying picture, heavily hint, we went to see The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, by the banks of the Clyde.

To be honest I’ve never spent much time listening to tribute bands, especially when the real thing still exists. However, you can’t have the real thing any more with Pink Floyd. Barring the occasional Dave Gilmour tour, Aussie Floyd are it. However, they are a damned good “it“. Almost note perfect. Shut your eyes and it could be Waters, Gilmour, Mason and Wright on stage. Can’t really pay them any bigger compliment than that.

Must have been around 6,000 in the venue – one I hadn’t been to before, and was quite impressed. To hear the audienceĀ belting out ‘Comfortably Numb’ really did send shivers down the spine. The video shots of the original Floyd, especially Richard Wright during ‘Wish You Were Here’ were equally emotional. In summary, Pink Floyd are a great band with an armoury of classic songs which continue to bring new fans to the cause. Aussie Floyd do nothing but credit to the Pink Floyd legacy, and for that they must be commended.

If you get a chance to see them, then do so. If however, they’re not coming to a town near you then sit down, relax, dim the lights and watch the video below.

Thanks for reading.

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