A nice live review from Brighton Dome. Should have been there to experience this, but I was way too young and born in the wrong country.
Front row reviews
Pink Floyd by Sue Horne
SITTING IN THE Brighton Dome, waiting in anticipation, when through the PA system came the first, weird exciting sounds of “Dark Side Of The Moon”. Talking stopped, ears strained in the darkness. Floyd had started.
“Moon” was, as ever, brilliant. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Floyd do anything badly, and tonight was no exception. As they took the audience round the dark side and back into the light, every nerve was centred on the moog, and the mood of the music. The number, which took the whole of the first half, finished to thunderous applause.
As you know, several groups have been banned from the Dome because of over enthusiastic receptions and this annoyed a lot of the audience. It’s difficult to listen to Floyd sitting still.
The second half of the set featured “Meddle”, which was truly magnificent overall. Though there were some poorer passages. “One Of These Days” started off much too fast, but they slowed it down round about the middle.
As encores they did “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” and “Saucerful Of Secrets” and, oh what, it was really incredible. During “Set The Controls”, Roger Waters was thrashing the gong as if his life depended on it and, all of a sudden, near the end the gong was set light to and really looked like the sun.
I just sat there spellbound. That, as well as their fantastic lighting arrangements went to make a truly good night out, well worth hitching down to Brighton for.
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