Brit Floyd is a Pink Floyd tribiute band I've seen many times. It is the closest you can get to see the real deal. Which is why I got so surprised this saturday when I was told they were playing in Stavanger on sunday! Sunday came, but the tickets were all sold out. That did of course not surprise me, since the tickets usually get sold out fast. But I still had to check. Hoping for a miracle.
Animals purse and shoes. Geek..
When I realised there was no tickets available, I decided to ask around for tickets. But I don't know too many Pink Floyd fans in this town, so didn't expect finding someone who would sell a ticket on same day as show. That is when I decided to contact the guitarist and vocalist in band. We were friends on facebook, and luckily for me, he was a member of my "The wonderful life of being a Pink Floyd fan" group on facebook! I texted him asking if there was any posibilities to get tickets for tonights show. And that's when he made my day. He said yes!
Getting so exited and feeling as the luckiest girl in the world, I started getting ready and went into town to meet a few friends I already had plans with - Kine and Mari! They wanted to join me to the show, so we had a few pre drinks. I started to get more and more exited. Usually when I am going to see some live Pink Floyd music, I know about it for months! It is extremely rare that it is spontaneous.
Ticket and backstage pass
We walked over to Stavanger konserthus, picked up our tickets and backstagepasses and then we waited. They announced that it was a few minutes until the concert would start, so we went to find our seats. I must say - best seats in the house! We were ready for the band to enter the stage!
The lights got turned off and the sounds from very familliar andsome less familliar tunes was played. They play through so many small bits from different songs, and that always brings tears in my eyes and a big smile on my face. And all this happiness before the band actually came on stage! It's hard to imagine what I must have looked like when the band acyually came on stage and started by playing "Cluster one". A song rarely played live!
View straight on stage!
I have been to my fair share Pink Floyd related concerts. I don't even have a number. But since I do live for this music, it's always something special when you go see a gig where they play a few songs that you don't hear at every single show. And Brit Floyd have always been playing a few songs you maybe didn't expect them to play! And that is why they are my favourite tribiut band!
Maria did enjoy the show!
What do you want from me
Welcome to the machine
Coming back to life
Another brick in the wall Pt 2
Lost for words
One of these days
Us and them
Any colour you like
Pigs on the wing Pt 1
A new machine Pt 1
The great gig in the sky
Wish you were here
Shine on Pts 6-7
Not now John
Run like hell
From this list, I do have my share of favourites! The most surprising song of the night was "Not now John". I've loved that song since my dad played it for me on a vinyl many years ago. And I can't remember ever hearing it live. Talking about encore number! The facinating thing during this song is that if you closed your eyes, the vocal sounded just like the original!
The band is just fantastic
A special thanks to the band for playing "Cluster one", "What do you want from me", "Lost for words", "Any colour you like", "A new machine Pt1", "Terminal frost" and "Not now John"!
The entire set was perfect! It's just that I love those moments when you don't expect to hear a song or maybe never heard live before. A concert to remember!
After the show I got my ticket signed by some member from the band, and when they were done signing, we got to join in on the after party! We were guided into the Green Room where there was both food and drinks! We got to meet the guitarist and vocalist, bass player, keyboard player, background vocalist, guitarist etc! I got myself a few hugs and a few pictures to remember the wonderful evening.
Me and Matt Riddle
Damian, Matt, Me and Ian. One lucky girl!
My hero of the day - Damian Darlington
Me and Ian Cattell
Selfie time with two lovely men
For my collection