I spent the better part of the burn slowly drinking a million gin and tonics, with a few margaritas, picklebacks, and rum and cokes thrown in for good measure.
On Thursday I loaded up my backpack with water, goggles, lights, dust mask, and a few gin and tonics and I went to the Grateful Floyd camp to watch rare footage of Pink Floyd Presents Delicate Sounds of Thunder.
I went with two friends – Yummy and Nadine.
We dragged chairs with us and the Grateful Floyd camp passed around snacks for one and all to enjoy.
It’s mind-altering enough to watch Pink Floyd sober, let alone is an altered state.
I found myself mesmerized by the images on the screen – a combination of concert footage cut with odd bits of minutiae.
The film was captivating and I found myself lost in the most haunting version of “Comfortably Numb” that I’ve ever heard.
Also, and I’m just going to go ahead and put this out there, I think “Wish You Were Here” is one of the most beautiful songs ever written and I could listen to it on repeat for days.
All in all, we had a TON of fun at the Pink Floyd movie and I was really happy that Nadine and Yummy made me step out of camp and watch the video.
The music was incredible, played over an obviously well-thought-out sound system.
I found myself transported to another time and place by the music and the imagery and in my altered state, I had a blast relaxing and pretending like I was in 1987 in the Omni Coliseum in Georgia listening to Pink Floyd live on stage.
Thank you Camp Grateful Floyd!