The Australian Pink Floyd Show

I took Claire, Ruth and JTA to see The Australian Pink Floyd Show at the Cardiff International Arena last night. Claire and I had seen them before, back in 2005, and they were as fabulous as ever: I maintain that this tribute band is the only one I’ve ever seen that, at times, can be better than the band to which it’s a tribute.

What might be slightly sadder is that for me, one of the highlights of the show was that during the intermission, the screen at the back of the stage showed a recoding of the intermission sequence from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, as shown from time to time at Troma Night by Paul. If you can’t see the recoding below, try over here.

The music was typically spectacular, as was the light and laser show that so-traditionally accompanies it, right down to the biggest glitterball I’ve ever seen lighting up the entire arena with twinkly lights during the final numbers. If only I hadn’t had to pay £3.80 per (plastic) bottle for the privilege of a warm, watery beer, it’d have been even better. Ah well.

After the show, the four of us found the most disgusting food in all of Cardiff from a take-away around the corner from the venue. While you can imagine how they fucked up my chicken burger, it’s beyond me how they could make a mess of re-heating a spring roll for JTA or even of cooking corn on the cob for Ruth, but somehow they did.


  1. Becky Becky says:

    Cool, me and Joe, Mum and Andy are seeing them in preston next friday!

  2. BigGayAdam BigGayAdam says:

    Glad you had a good time – although I’m bound by a very strict old-telly-geek bond of duty to point out that the “Intermision” sequence hails not from Flying Circus but from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    I’ll get me coat…

  3. Sian Sian says:

    Aww, you should have come to ChezSiandy for food – we’re only 5 mins away from the CIA (although not sure the food would have been as good as wherever it was you found!).x

  4. restlessboy restlessboy says:

    yeah, can’t believe you came to cardiff and didn’t say hello. :(

  5. Claire Claire says:

    Aw, I’m really sorry we didn’t think of that! For my part I honestly keep thinking that you guys live in Madchester despite all evidence to the contrary, but really we didn’t even think “wait, do we know anyone here” at any point. It was also quite late anyway.

    Well, I’m planning another trip down there soon because I ‘need’ to buy a guitar from a shop that has been recommended me: Cranes I think it is. So at least some of us will be down again in the near future, and this time we’ll try to drop by!

    Sorry again, much love and apologetic grins,


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