Brit Floyd at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin – Review & Photos
Brit Floyd played The Bord Gais Energy Theatre last night, November 28th 2014.
The show, part of their 2014 Discovery World Tour, was another demonstration of professionalism, attention to detail and that almost-perfect Pink Floyd sound that makes them the greatest Pink Floyd tribute band.
Brit Floyd visit Dublin almost every year, and each time their show sounds and looks even better than the last.
From the lights, to the props and, most importantly, to the sound, Brit Floyd create such good samples of Pink Floyd that you get goosebumps. Obviously everyone would rather see Gilmour, Waters, Mason playing together but, unfortunately, that’s highly unlikely to ever happen again. There’s no better way of experiencing something as close to Pink Floyd than through a Brit Floyd concert.
The set began with images being displayed on the signature giant round screen above the stage. From the darkness of the stage emerged the first chords of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”.
“Learning To Fly” and “High Hopes” followed, taking us on a journey through time.
“Another Brick In The Wall” – one of the most recognizable Pink Floyd tunes, was followed by “Fat Old Sun”, a song that not many people know too well. The band performed an extended version of the song, just as the young Pink Floyd used to do in the early 70s.
The ever relevant “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” ended the first part of the set, not before the giant inflatable floating pig, with its glowing red eyes, made an appearance.
The second half of the show was another journey through time, with the aid of hits like “Money”, “Wish You Were Here”, “One Of These Days”, as well as “The Fletcher Memorial Home” or “Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun”.
“The Great Gig in the Sky” featured a special performance by Angela Cervantes, one of the band’s backing vocalists, who was absolutely flawless during the well known vocal part of the song. Her performance triggered the first standing ovation of the night.
The set ended with another brilliant interpretation of “Comfortably Numb”.
After almost three full hours of Pink Floyd music, people still wanted more and invited the band to the stage once more for the encore. “Run Like Hell” ended a spectacular performance from a band that took their passion for Pink Floyd to a whole new level. There’s simply nothing like it.
Damian Darlington, the band’s musical director, finished with “See you next year”, so I guess we can already start waiting for their next visit to Dublin.
Photos by Tudor Marian