How do I describe a concert that is well known to all of you? Better not! You know the setlist, the lyrics, the long Pink Floyd story, the stage show, the projections … I’ve collected your own impressions ….
My personal impression is insignificant. I recently wrote here on P & S:
When I left the Pink Floyd Hockenheim concert in 1994 (my very first concert ever), I almost resigned myself in the following years to an end to Pink Floyd, even wishing that Pink Floyd officially announce the end. Wanted that my hopes for a sequel would not be disappointed. At this time, circa 1995-96, I leave Nicholas Schaffner’s book “Pink Floyd: From the Underground to the Supergroup” (the one with the silver cover). The book was great, but also so, so the story of PF would be over. The years have passed, and a year can be a year long for a young person …
But it came completely different….
As Pink Floyd through and through and transfer this feeling to the outside. To my friends, colleagues and people who do not know this music. Tell us about the music, about the concerts, about the lyrics, about the emotion this music can spark. Music not as a consumer product, but as a conscious experience. In my conscientious objection, I quoted texts by Pink Floyd. This music has accompanied me for over 25 years.
And today I feel a deep joy, joy, because our heroes with dignity continue to cultivate and expand their musical heritage. Each one in his or her own appreciated way. No concert reviews that tell of the zenith that was passed …
Who can say that?
Review by Marcus Altenkirch
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