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08/19/2019
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Review: Pink Floyd fans enjoy The Australian Pink Floyd Show at SPAC

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — If you didn’t catch Pink Floyd on tour back in the day, seeing The Australian Pink Floyd Show in 2019 is the next best thing.

This group of Aussie musicians visited Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sunday night as part of their All That You Love World Tour.

Despite the stormy weather that evening, Pink Floyd fans still came out in droves to see the Australian tribute act.

The rain subsided just before showtime, even giving concertgoers a glimpse of a rainbow on their way into the venue - a sure sign of the magical night ahead.

A pavillion-only event meant no one had to sit on wet grass, and everybody got to fully appreciate the spectacular lighting and laser features of the production.

In the first half of the performance, the band played material from Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall, including the first and second parts of “Another Brick in the Wall,” for which a large inflatable teacher made an appearance stage left, wagging his finger at the audience.

The group continued with hits like "Wish You Were Here," during which old photos of the band were shown on screen, as well as “Money” and “Any Colour You Like.”

After a brief intermission, The Australian Pink Floyd Show returned to the stage with a second set of fan-favorite tunes, including "Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Learning to Fly” and “Time.”

During 1977 single "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" various political figures from around the world were shown on screen, along with the messages “WE ARE ALL BORN EQUAL” and “PIG BROTHER IS WATCHING.”

On a lighter note, a giant inflatable pink kangaroo (the Aussie band’s mascot) hopped on stage throughout “One of These Days," even taking a bow before the rest of the act finished the set with the high energy “Run Like Hell,” for which the crowd got to their feet.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show returned to the stage for an encore of “Comfortably Numb,” before bidding local fans farewell - until the next time they make it around the globe.

Founded in 1988 in Adelaide, South Australia, The Australian Pink Floyd Show has spent more than three decades perfecting the Pink Floyd sound.

In the 90s, Pink Floyd’s own David Gilmour even asked the group to play at his 50th birthday celebration, proving they weren’t just any old tribute band.

So if you never caught the original Pink Floyd live in concert — or if you’re looking to relive some memories of when you did — The Australian Pink Floyd Show is certainly an act worth seeing.