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July 02, 2005
When Pigs Fly...

... Pink Floyd reunites.

I'd never have thought it would happen. The history of the rancorous split of Roger Waters from the band is fairly well known. I'd have sooner expected John and George to rise from the dead to join Paul and Ringo for a Beatles reunion.

And rancor there certainly was. On the album The Division Bell is the song Lost For Words, which includes what is unmistakeably the recounting of a call for reconciliation, and subsequent rejection:

So I open my door to my enemies
And I ask could we wipe the slate clean
But they tell me to please go **** myself
You know you just can't win

One might be forgiven for thinking it would never happen.

But, live on the Live8 stage in London, there they all are. Older, greyer — but there. For a fan of classic rock music such as I, this is a treat of the highest order.

Update: Whoever at MTV/VH1 thought it would be a good idea to interrupt Comfortably Numb with those dopey prepubescent "veejays" needs to be put up against a Wall and shot.

Update 2: Dopey? Yes, dopey — but insipid, too.

Posted by Russ at 06:17 PM, July 2, 2005 in Music

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I nearly crapped myself when MTV/VH1 snipped Comfortably Numb. I had to go quickly to the simultaneous webcast and watch Gilmour crank that solo and see the four of them arm in arm on the stage.

We want a new tour!!!

Posted by: Aaron Margolis [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 3, 2005 01:15 PM


You won't believe this but I actually was at Live8 London in the Gold Circle and made it to the FRONT ROW just in time to see Pink Floyd! It was the BEST day of my life! Pink Floyd is my all time favorite band so this was truly a dream come true. That banner they showed on TV was indeed mine! :-D You can see me behind the banner with my arms up singing and sobbing at the emotional moment. They also showed me for a couple of seconds during Money, and my hand holding a green light during Comfortably Numb.

The banner had blinking LED lights on it (with a poor drawing of a winged pig haha) and the text said:


I was so excited when David Gilmour saw the banner and pointed at it, and Roger Waters smiled and nodded at me!

I cannot begin to describe just how amazing this experience was. I took over 700 photos of this event and am posting them on a website that I am putting together. The website isn't open yet but I hope to open it within a few days (assuming no further problems arise). Watch for the link on http://www.PinkFloydChat.net (and stop by for a chat if you wish).


Posted by: Laurette at October 10, 2005 10:30 AM