I love progressive rock with a passion. Rush, King Crimson, Tool, Porcupine Tree, the list goes on and on. I know it’s a bit of a cop-out to say that I’m a huge Pink Floyd fan, but I am. Now, there are people who CLAIM to be Pink Floyd fans, who simply aren’t. Sorry, but just because you bought a t-shirt with the Dark Side of the Moon logo on it when you were 16 and can name 2 of their albums does not make you a fan.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have the real die-hards.People like us realize that there’s something special about Floyd’s music that almost changes you into a different person after having a proper listening experience (which is with the lights of and with your speaker cranked all the way up, and listening to one album from start to finish in its entirety, either by yourself or with one or two close friends.

 

This is music that should be used for personal introspection, not for partying.)Unfortunately, I never got the chance to see them play live before they broke up, so I take any chance I get to go watch Floyd cover bands perform. A tribute that I’m looking forward to seeing is "Floydian Slip."

It's the Pink Floyd tribute by none other than The Fabulous Armadillos. There will be 3 performances at the Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud on October 3rd, 4th, and 5th. I've seen this particular show a couple of times before and it's definitely worth checking out.

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