Sunday, August 17, 2014
The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Cropredy festival, 2014
As with Marillion on Saturday, Steve Hackett on Thursday, Friday's inclusion of The Australian Pink Floyd Show was rock within the overall folk-rock festival. Makes for a nice mix of musical styles.
If I hadn't know that this was the Australian Show, listening alone, I might have mistaken them for the real thing. Their sound is true to Floyd. And, performing on a very wet evening, the atmosphere was just perfect.
We'd been drenched, soaked, earlier in the day by an impressive cloudburst. Don't ever imagine that rain will deter British festival-goers. The umbrellas went up, the macs and ponchos went on, the plastic bags went over cameras, and nobody gave a hoot for what they looked like. It was all about the music.
More photos: http://alisontoon.com/australianfloyd
(Below... photographers in the pit, and fans waiting for The Australian Pink Floyd Show to begin. In case you had any doubts about the rain!)