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Pink Floyd Concert Review 1988
Gilmour & Crew Deliver !
On the evening of May 6 1988 I went to the Pink Floyd concert at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Ma. By early May standards it was a very cool damp evening with a fine mist-but not quite a drizzle in the air. This was the David Gilmour version of Pink Floyd as Roger Waters had left the band, with Nick Mason on drums and Richard Wright on keyboards. This tour was in support of the album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. Starting out with Shine On You Crazy Diamond, a quiet song at the start which leads into a rousing finish. Being Pink Floyd the show was loaded with interesting sound-stage and visual affects. One of these was a very large pig, that came out of the stage and was pushed out on some wires above the crowd. As I was standing on the ground in front of the stage, a man nearby grabbed the pigs tail. Intent as he was to hold onto the tail for a while, it took a roadie who came out on the wires-to bounce up and down on them- to get the pig away from the tail holder. After the pig was freed David Gilmour commented to the crowd "your having a bit of fun out there with the piggy, aren't you." The laser light show of this concert was unbelievable. As lasers pointed into the air shine infinitely, that was not the case that evening. With the low clouds and fog, the lasers were kept within that cloud cover-a truly awesome and unusual effect in particular during the song Terminal Frost. As best as I can remember, songs played that evening included excellent versions of Learning To Fly, Sorrow, Another Brick In The Wall, Money, Great Gig In The Sky, Us And Them and One Slip. This was an evening that the David Gilmour version of Floyd delivered. With a big sound and the best visual affects I'd ever seen, Pink Floyd launched this part of their career, the late 1980's early 1990's doing what only a handful of big rock acts were able to do, that's touring in support of new album releases. Ending the show with the song Run Like Hell all I could say was way to go Floyd boys !
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