One Friday afternoon, Himself and I made our way to the V&A for a very special exhibition
As always we were early for our time slot, so we made our way through the foyer and out to the courtyard where many were catching some rays and splashing about in the paddle area
Finally it was our turn and we queued up to gain entry to, arguably, the exhibition of the Summer
The V&A say “experience a spectacular and unparalleled audio-visual journey through Pink Floyd’s unique and extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music, design and staging of the band, from their debut in the 1960s through to the present day.”
and spoiler alert – it’s totally and completely awesome – and that’s from a previous non-fan!!
I loved how each time you moved between areas, your headphones seamlessly picked up where you were and what you should be hearing – for all the high-tech-techies out there, this is standard stuff, but my little old lady brain was blown away, it was so cool!
My favourite area was that of the “Wish You Were Here” album. Hearing and seeing them speak about it’s creation was heart wrenching and wonderful all at the same time, not to be missed!
Another favourite that I discovered about the band was how elaborately they planned their shows, how detailed they were from the off and how much time they gave over to planning their fans experience, not just what would “look good” but what would be fun/cool/exciting/new for the audience
Like the pig stunt – many of you may already know about this, but it was new to me and I found it fascinating that, not only did they plan the thing to within an inch of it’s existence but when it went wrong, they didn’t just give up, they dusted themselves off and went at it again – that’s role model moves right there people!
There were loads of original artwork pieces to see, I love a great illustration, so this area was right up my alley!
^ The father from the 2.5 children family
^ The scary Teacher
^ The scary Mother
The Wall album’s live show stage map
It’s room after room of brilliance. I don’t want to give too much away as I really think this is a exhibition to experience first hand and I really do urge you to go and see it for yourself – after all, that’s what Pink Floyd would want!
One thing I would like to highlight, do not skip off early, there is an exit door one room before the end – don’t take it! Go through to the final room and enjoy, you won’t regret it!
Afterwards, head into the gift shop and do your best to walk away empty handed, seriously – good luck with that!
We were on such a high afterwards we decided the only sensible thing to do was to push that even higher with a sugar rush, so we stopped off at Ben’s Cookies, treated ourselves and then headed home with our heads filled with music, lyrics and some of the funniest stories ever told by Rock Legends
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, runs at The V&A Museum until 1 October 2017