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BD competition winner reviews Australian Pink Floyd concert Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 25 April 2010

Aussie FloydDavid Pocock, one of the three winners of our recent Australian Pink Floyd Show concert ticket competition, was at the O2 Arena show in London the other night and got in contact with us to share his thoughts on the event (and the prize!).

As you know, the Aussie Floyd are long-time friends of Brain Damage, having travelled to the UK for their first shows here, kicking things off in style at the first BD International Fan Convention, way back in 1993! They are proving incredibly popular to this day, performing sell-out concerts around the world. David's review, below, shares his view on why this is the case... If you've not seen them yet, tickets for the remaining shows on the UK tour are still available through Ticketmaster.co.uk or Seetickets.com - don't miss out on a show that so many Floyd fans rave about!

As one of the three lucky winners from the recent Brain Damage Australian Pink Floyd Show contest, we were treated to a true spectacle last night at the O2 Arena in London. For the full set list, as I remember it, see below (although my memory does get cloudy...!!). Careful with that Axe was a surprise and, for me, a true high point.

Suffice to say, this band is outstanding and their ability to emulate Pink Floyd throughout the various stages of the Pink Floyd career is incredible. The similarity to Roger's voice is uncanny as is the strength in the guitar, the warmth in the keyboards and backing vocals and the subtlety of the drums. These guys have observed Pink Floyd to the most minuscule detail.

With the dazzling light and laser show, we did not even have to close our eyes to believe that we were seeing the true Pink Floyd. I have seen Pink Floyd (ex Roger) on the Momentary Lapse and Division Bell tours and I have seen Roger 5 times in the last 3 years on his DSOTM tour. This show (nearly) ranks with the real Pink Floyd and Roger shows. Outstanding! If you get a chance, go see this group! Thanks Matt, thanks Brain Damage, thanks CMP for the privilege.

Act One
Speak to me
Breathe
On the Run
Time
Breathe (reprise)
Great gig in the sky
Shine on you crazy diamond (with fantastic images and many tears in the audience)
Welcome to the machine
Pigs (three different ones)
Sheep

Act Two
Astronomy Domine
Learning to Fly
High Hopes
Take it Back
Careful with that Axe
Us and them
The gunner's dream
The happiest days of our lives
Another Brick (part two)
Wish you were here
One of these days
Comfortably Numb
Run like Hell

Thanks David!

2010 UK TOUR DATES

Thu 22 Apr 10 Cardiff CIA 02920 224 488
Fri 23 Apr 10 London The O2 Arena 0844 856 0202
Sat 24 Apr 10 Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515
Sun 25 Apr 10 Nottingham Trent FM Arena 08444 124 624
Tue 27 Apr 10 Belfast Odyssey Arena 028 9073 9074
Wed 28 Apr 10 Dublin The O2 Arena 0818 719 300
Fri 30 Apr 10 Glasgow SECC 0844 395 4000
Sat 1 May 10 Aberdeen AECC 08444 77 9000
Sun 2 May 10 Manchester MEN Arena 0844 847 8000
Tue 4 May 10 Leicester De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111
Wed 5 May 10 Bournemouth  
BIC 0844 576 3000
Thu 6 May 10 Oxford New Theatre 0844 847 1585
Sat 8 May 10 Plymouth Pavilions 0845 146 1460
Sun 9 May 10 Birmingham NIA 0844 3388000
Tue 11 May 10 Newcastle Metroradio Arena  
0844 493 6666
Wed 12 May 10 
Sheffield Arena 0114 256 5656

Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk or Seetickets.com.

 
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