Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

I just got home from the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular (click here) at the Ford Park Amphitheater here in Beaumont and it was...spectacular. When it was over, the announcer said, "See you next year." I hope they do come back next year. If they do, I guarantee twice the crowd because everyone there will surely talk at least one person into giving this great show a try.

Some suggestions for next year:
  1. Skip the tribute bands. I'm sure the promoters were attempting to justify the $25 admission fee, but the tribute bands were totally unnecessary. Of course, I might have felt differently about that if it wasn't 95 degrees outside. (The tribute grands were very good, by the way...Kiss and Led Zeppelin. I love tribute bands.)
  2. Speaking of the 95 degree heat, booking this show in the spring or fall would help draw a larger crowd and the show could start earlier because we wouldn't be on daylight savings time.
  3. If the promoters insist on having an opener for the laser light show, how about a showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show or some trashy horror movie like Eraserhead or Night of the Living Dead?

By the way, you don't have to be a Pink Floyd fan to be amazed by the show. However, do yourself a favor and read up on the amazing Syd Barrett, NetFlix some Pink Floyd (Pulse, Dark Side of the Moon, Live at Pompeii) and, most importantly open your mind and give their music a try. If you don't like their music, you've wasted a little time. If you do like it, you'll wonder why you waited so long.

3 comments:

ms. e said...

This sounds very cool!

Sandy said...

I love Pink Floyd. Unfortunately, I no longer live in Texas with great access to Ford Park. I loved it when I lived there.

Laurie said...

Ms. E - I loved it.

Sandy - The sound of Pink Floyd on those huge speakers was amazing.