Pink Floyd-Comfortably Numb

mark090852mark090852 Posts: 921
edited June 14 in Music & Movies
I have this concert on Blu-Ray and was watching it for the zillionth time today. This performance gets my vote as the absolute best live performance and guitar solo of all time. If you haven't seen it before, watch it and see some of the best music ever performed. Oh man, to have been there and seen it live would have been life changing! The music, the light show, the guitar solo, the "smoke" in the air... Some of you young whippersnappers (no disrespect intended) owe it to yourselves to watch this and imagine...

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  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,888
    one of my favorites for sure.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,091
    Saw them during Animals tour ‘77 I think and twice more around ‘93 and a couple years later. Always great.
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,333
    I got f'kd out of my opportunity to see them live. Back before the internet ticket days, I gave money to a friend to buy me a ticket. He was camping out for them. D' bag gave my ticket to the highest bidder amongst his other friends and I got stiffed. Had to threaten body injury to get my money back. Needless to say, we were no longer friends after that!
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 426
    Saw them at Carter Finley Stadium in 88. Incredible show.
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  • simmsimm Posts: 478
    Saw them at Carter Finley Stadium in 88. Incredible show.

    I saw them there for the Division Bell tour in ‘94. Awesome experience. Midfield center stage.

  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,381
    Saw them at Carter Finley Stadium in 88. Incredible show.

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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,428
    Also saw them in the Oakland Coliseum in 1994. The quadraphonic speakers during "One of these Days" was absolutely phenomenal! Something I will never forget.
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,199
    This song is forever in my top 5, and, that just depends on what particular mood I'm in. I will never turn this song when it comes on, it never fails to take me to a better place. Love David Gilmour's style.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,091
    You guys mentioning 1994 got me thinking so I looked it up and in fact it was July 3,1994 that I saw the Division Bell tour, not ‘93. And it was ‘88 for the Momentary Lapse of Reason tour, in which the local paper said they “packed more power than the Wisconsin football team.” That was the first tour without Roger Waters. The first time I saw them in June 1977 was rather legendary around these parts, however, with the flying pigs and Gilmore’s serious balls. As kharp just said, I still love his style.
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,242
    Caught them on the Division Bell tour at Texas Stadium in am April downpour and later that summer at Arrowhead. The Comfortably Numb guitar solo was incredible.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,144
    As a side note;

    I played "Welcome to the Machine" at a concert level about a month or more ago on my Triton Ones and that was quite a spiritual experience also.

    To have seen a real Pink Floyd concert had to certainly be "way above" what I experienced. :p

    You lucky dogs! B)
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,144
    indyhawg wrote: »
    Caught them on the Division Bell tour at Texas Stadium in am April downpour and later that summer at Arrowhead. The Comfortably Numb guitar solo was incredible.

    The Division Bell is one of my favorite CDs. Top 10 tier for sure!
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,242
    Tony M wrote: »
    As a side note;

    I played "Welcome to the Machine" at a concert level about a month or more ago on my Triton Ones and that was quite a spiritual experience also.

    To have seen a real Pink Floyd concert had to certainly be "way above" what I experienced. :p

    You lucky dogs! B)

    Catch Brit Floyd sometime if you ever get a chance. They are a very good cover band. I have seen them a few times and they always put on a great show. Last time I saw them, their version of "Welcome to the Machine" was worth the price of admission.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,667
    edited June 18
    simm wrote: »
    Saw them at Carter Finley Stadium in 88. Incredible show.

    I saw them there for the Division Bell tour in ‘94. Awesome experience. Midfield center stage.

    We also saw them on that tour in early June 1994 (25 years ago almost to the date!) at the old Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. By far the best live show I’ve ever seen. Like you, @simm, we were mid-field (actually right on the second baseman’s position) directly next to the sound stage. I don’t think that concert will ever be topped!

    Comfortably Numb is probably my favorite song of all time.

    Thanks for posting this Mark! Hope you and Sandy are well!
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,264
    Saw them in Maryland before I moved to CA. I moved in 76, so the show was before that.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    It was the Wish You Were Here tour in 1975 at the Capital Center. They had a rocket descend from the top rear of the arena and fake crash behind the stage. I was on the floor, damn thing went right over my head.

    Bud, we might have crossed paths.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,517
    I want the wall on SACD
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,091
    I'll tell you what, Gilmore has some fantastic stuff on blu-ray
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,264
    Jesse, I remember that rocket crash. Wasn't expecting it at all. I was up in the seats.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    Good times Bud, good times. B)
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,144
    edited June 18
    scubalab wrote: »
    simm wrote: »
    Saw them at Carter Finley Stadium in 88. Incredible show.

    I saw them there for the Division Bell tour in ‘94. Awesome experience. Midfield center stage.

    We also saw them on that tour in early June 1994 (25 years ago almost to the date!) at the old Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. By far the best live show I’ve ever seen. Like you, @simm, we were mid-field (actually right on the second baseman’s position) directly next to the sound stage. I don’t think that concert will ever be topped!

    Comfortably Numb is probably my favorite song of all time.

    Thanks for posting this Mark! Hope you and Sandy are well!

    I've lived some of that song. :# ;) I also rate in the top 10 or so of my favorites.

    It hits home every time I hear it.
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  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 572
    mark090852 wrote: »
    I have this concert on Blu-Ray and was watching it for the zillionth time today. This performance gets my vote as the absolute best live performance and guitar solo of all time. If you haven't seen it before, watch it and see some of the best music ever performed. Oh man, to have been there and seen it live would have been life changing! The music, the light show, the guitar solo, the "smoke" in the air... Some of you young whippersnappers (no disrespect intended) owe it to yourselves to watch this and imagine...

    mark090852,
    I am not a young whippersnapper, but would like to know the specific name of the Blu-Ray that you have.

    I have a few Blu-Rays/DVD's that I enjoy but no Pink Floyd.

    Thanks!

  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 921
    mark090852 wrote: »
    I have this concert on Blu-Ray and was watching it for the zillionth time today. This performance gets my vote as the absolute best live performance and guitar solo of all time. If you haven't seen it before, watch it and see some of the best music ever performed. Oh man, to have been there and seen it live would have been life changing! The music, the light show, the guitar solo, the "smoke" in the air... Some of you young whippersnappers (no disrespect intended) owe it to yourselves to watch this and imagine...

    mark090852,
    I am not a young whippersnapper, but would like to know the specific name of the Blu-Ray that you have.

    I have a few Blu-Rays/DVD's that I enjoy but no Pink Floyd.

    Thanks!

    @BlueBirdMusic I just pulled it out of my player, and realized it is a DVD, not Blu Ray. It's this one. Pink Floyd-Pulse.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pink-Floyd-Pulse/dp/B000BTC5LW/ref=asc_df_B000BTC5LW/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312162351774&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16050082063862116731&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9006545&hvtargid=pla-435663540603&psc=1
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  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 572
    mark090852 wrote: »
    mark090852 wrote: »
    I have this concert on Blu-Ray and was watching it for the zillionth time today. This performance gets my vote as the absolute best live performance and guitar solo of all time. If you haven't seen it before, watch it and see some of the best music ever performed. Oh man, to have been there and seen it live would have been life changing! The music, the light show, the guitar solo, the "smoke" in the air... Some of you young whippersnappers (no disrespect intended) owe it to yourselves to watch this and imagine...

    mark090852,
    I am not a young whippersnapper, but would like to know the specific name of the Blu-Ray that you have.

    I have a few Blu-Rays/DVD's that I enjoy but no Pink Floyd.

    Thanks!

    @BlueBirdMusic I just pulled it out of my player, and realized it is a DVD, not Blu Ray. It's this one. Pink Floyd-Pulse.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pink-Floyd-Pulse/dp/B000BTC5LW/ref=asc_df_B000BTC5LW/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312162351774&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16050082063862116731&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9006545&hvtargid=pla-435663540603&psc=1

    Thank you for looking. I will order today.
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,242
    edited June 22
    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay bought Gilmour's black strat which was used on Comfortably Numb for almost $4M.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,144
    :o :s
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,502
    I saw them sans Waters but the giant bed crashing into the stage made up for it. Funny that it all seems like a dream now.
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