Concert Review: The Australian Pink Floyd Pays Homage to Classic Rockers

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In 2019, not a lot of bands can open their show with ten consecutive minutes of instrumental music and get away with it.

Pink Floyd, and their numerous tribute bands, are one of them. The Australian Pink Floyd, however, isn’t just another tribute band. The world-renowned rockers were asked to play David Gilmour’s 50th birthday party, and it was clear as to why when they played Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove on Thursday night.

The band opened the show by captivating the audience with smoke and lights, mixing the two in order to create effects that went along with the beat. They opened with a selection from 1979’s The Wall, which included the fan favorite “Another Brick in the Wall”, and continued with selections from 1973’s Dark Side of the Moon. 

The Australian Pink Floyd is the closest thing to seeing the original Pink Floyd there is. With a screen in the background portraying scenes related to the songs, lights and artificial fog, the visual representation piece added an astonishing element to the show.

In life, it is easy to get caught up in negative surroundings. However, for two hours on a week night, that wasn’t present for hundreds at Stir Concert Cove.