CONCERT RECAP: Australian Pink Floyd Show @ Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT 10/21/12

Photos and Review by Craig Sandor

Pink, blue, red, yellow or even Australian…it was Floyd through and through. Starting with a ferocious opener of “In the Flesh” off of The Wall, it was evident this ensemble had really done their research.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show @ The Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT – 10/21/12 || Photo by Craig Sandor

I’ve seen a lot of “tribute” bands in my time, but this was by far the best yet. Sitting there in my seat with eyes closed, I had to remind myself that this really was not David Gilmour or Roger Waters in front of me, but a bunch of dedicated musicians out of Australia who have this down to a science. With a set list consisting of tracks from numerous albums, this was certainly a pleasure to my ears and brought back some good old memories of sitting around with friends cranking up some Floyd and getting really nice and…well, I’ll leave the rest up to the imagination. These guys are definitely worth the ticket, so if you’re a Floyd fan, go and check this band out, I know that I can’t wait to see them again.

Continue below the setlist for a photo gallery from the show.

SET ONE:

1. In The Flesh?
2. Take it Back
3. Sorrow
4. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
5. High Hopes
6. Sheep
7. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
8. Another Brick in the Wall Part 2

SET TWO

1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
2. Astronomy Domine
3. Time
4. Breathe (Reprise)
5. The Great Gig in the Sky
6. Keep Talking
7. Us and Them
8. Wish You Were Here
9. One of These Days
10. Comfortably Numb

ENCORE: Run Like Hell

Based in the Litchfield Hills of Northwest, CT, Craig has been contributing to Live Music Blog for a couple of years now. He's made a strong start out of the gates and his enthusiasm always makes for a fun read. A veteran of almost 200 Grateful Dead shows and hundreds of other various concerts, Craig decided to combine his love for live music with photography to be part of the action.