Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular, Nov. 18, 2007 Burton Cummings Theatre
Good turn out at the Burt this evening for lasers, videos and the music of Pink Floyd. This of the best hi-fi that you've heard Floyd on. This was better.
The visuals were far out and tended to follow the lyrics. No spliffs were lit during the performance. Some fans came inebriated. Long lineups for the bathrooms during the 20-minute intermission. The Burt's bathrooms are woefully inadequate.
The first set featured Darkside of the Moon in its entirety. People jumped when the bells rang to introduce Time. Right after the first two songs, people were clapping and cheering.
The second set featured the "best of" Pink Floyd, which of course, it wasn't. They skipped over anything from the early albums and Animals. Lots of tracks from The Wall, some from the Momentary Lapse of Reason with video footage showing a Waters-less Floyd.
Many wore "3-d" glasses , but I opted to not to. Maybe the experience would have been better with the $2 glasses, but I had a good time.
I always wanted to see Laser Floyd when it was playing at the Planetrium in the 70s and 80s, but I missed out. I think I would have preferred seeing tonight's show there, given how more intimate and cosmic it is.