Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon

This past Sunday, Glenn, me, and my parents attended the Roger Waters concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion in the Woodlands. In the first act he played pretty much every one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs that aren't on Dark Side of the Moon and then in the second act he played the entire Dark Side of the Moon album. The pictures in this blog aren't mine but were taken by others at other stops on Roger Water's tour, so are pretty much what my pics would have looked like if I had taken them.

The Dark Side of the Moon is a masterpiece in my opinion. Hearing it live was just incredible. No other band has ever been able to affect my mood and emotions in the same way that Pink Floyd does every time I listen to them. So hearing it live combined with the pyrotechnics, lasers, and light effects was amazing. I had chills just hearing the first few notes.

So many idiots were at that concert though! It never ceases to amaze me how many people pay money for tickets, but all throughout the concert repeatedly get up from their seats to buy more $8 beer from the concessions stand. Even if they remember the show they have missed half of it just by waiting in line. I wouldn't have taken my eyes off of that show if it was pouring rain and someone was passing out hundred dollar bills outside the pavillion!

Many people think of Pink Floyd as a "drug band" because they are sort of Psychedelic. If you actually listen to their music, they are all about the torture they feel because of their friend/ former bandmate Syd Barret who fried his brain on drugs at an extremely early age. Syd Barrett's life to me is one of the most tragic stories of all time. He was creative and the driving force behind Pink Floyd in the beginning...then got to the point where he couldn't function or play music anymore, so they replaced him. They went on to make unbelievably passionate music inspired by Syd...better than before. And so they achieved what Syd had wanted without him, but because of him. Of course they tell this story so much better with their songs. I don't think one can really understand Pink Floyd without knowing the back -story though...and many don't think to look that deep.

...The time is gone, the blog is over; thought I'd something more to say ;-)