After a long wait, it was finally my turn to go see the Pink Floyd V&A exhibition in London. I had booked the tickets about a month earlier, just to be sure I would actually go and to have a date to look forward to. The exhibition opened in May and will be open every day until 1st of October. So there is still a chance I might go see it one more time.
We flew in to Gatwick, so we of course got to ride past Battersea Power Station on the way in to London. There is something about that building. So majestic and very Pink Floyd related. I also tried to find a place to stay close to Thames and with a view of Battersea Power Station. We only had to walk for 2 minutes to be down by the river.
Me and Battersea Power Station on the right
Two geeks and Battersea Power Station
Me and Philip had tickets for the exhibition thursday morning at 10 - which is the first entry of the day. We got on the tube to South Kensington station, bought some coffee and breakfast and then we sat outside waiting for the doors to open. There was actually a few poeple already waiting outside when we got there - about 20 minutes before they opened.
Since Philip had been there before, he knew exactly where to go as soon as they opened the doors. We showed our tickets, got the audio headset and could enter.
Hammer time while waiting
The audio device you get around your neck tuned in depending on where you moved. They would play music relevant to what you were looking at. They had tv's around playing from interviews, music videos etc, and when you stood close enough to that, the audio device would tune into that tv. All you had to do with the devise was to turn the sound up and down if needed. It was a very clever way to do it.
Extremely ready to see the exhibition!!
The exhibition was lined up in the way that you started with the beginning, back when they were called The Tea Set, when Syd was in the band etc - and it ended with The Endless River era.
I really knew I was up for something great when I saw a big picture of Dark side of the moon just outside where you were to enter the Pink Floyd exhibition. And when walking through the door I saw the Bedford van! It was huge, and you had to go through it to get on with the exhibition.
Instead of writing all about every room in exhibition, I will post all pictures Philip and I took when we were there. So then you can see for yourself that this exhibition can't be missed. Even if you're not a huge fan, I am pretty sure everyone would enjoy it.
There might be some spoilers in here. So if you are going to see it yourself and don't wanna know whats there, you can come back and read it after you seen it.
Let's do this!!
Drawing of the Bedford Van
Psychedelic inside the van
Couldn't hide the exitement
A letter from Syd Barrett
Pink Floyd family tree
Me and my hero
I want to wear this
Atom Heart Mother
Spot Roger Waters
There he is
Tea Set - before they canhged it to Pink Floyd
Always posing on the floor
Pompeii era! Had to show off tattoo
Map of Cambridge
Syd's guitar with small mirrors on it
Projector used to make the psychedelig drops
Rick's old one
One big smile
Philip and I
You could make your own version of money! I could be there for hours
Gong with hammers
I want them all
Floor art/tattoo art
Had to lie down
Pictures from the shooting of Wish You Were Here cover
A replica of t-shirt Johnny Rotten wore at a concert
I had no idea there would be a Battersea Power Station there
The Wall, Battersea Power Station, Airplane AND the Teacher
Hammer time in front of The Wall
The Wall characters
Richard Wright's mask from The Wall live at Earls Court in 1980 and 1981
Masks from The Wall live at Earls Court
Wife and Mother
Teacher and Pig
Me and wife
The Final Cut
Me and the lads
Learning to fly
Philip and I with metal heads from The Division Bell
The Division Bell
And she's back on the floor
I love Pink Floyd this much
Promo blimp 94'
Last room in exhibition. In here they had 4 screens on 4 walls and they played Arnold Layne, High Hopes and Comfortably numb. We sat there so we could see it two times. The sound was perfect!
Hard to know where to look