First of all, let me admit that I am a fan; many many of my adolescent hours were spent listening with great intensity to, say, The Final Cut, or Animals, or (of course) The Wall. So I sat waiting for the show to begin (after Moving Matter), ready to pass harsh judgment on the whole tribute-to-Pink-Floyd idea…but they nailed it. The drama and the darkness and the power…it was a faithful, tremendously skillful tribute, right down to the "Stand still laddie" and other seemingly minor touches that were absolutely necessary to the overall effect. Even the vocals– often the downfall of a tribute effort– were spot on without being overdone. What can you say? Fantastic.
Put together by The Electric Company as the final show at Seaholm, Which One’s Pink brought together many of the very best Austin musicians (full list of performers here) under the musical direction of Chris Maresh. All to benefit Anthropos Arts, a non-profit dedicated to making music education and opportunities available to underprivileged Austin youth. Floyd, dude, and a good cause, and even a giant flying pig. And all was right in the world. How was your weekend?