by Robert Bell
On April 30, Brit Floyd, one of the biggest Pink Floyd tributes going, will stop off at Verizon Arena for a three-hour show featuring lasers, lights and other assorted trippy what-have-you. The band will perform five Floyd albums in their entirety: "Wish You Were Here," "Animals," "Dark Side of the Moon," "The Wall" and, uh, "The Division Bell."
Most of you Floyd fiends have probably made peace with the fact that if you haven't seen the band by now, you're probably not going to. Heck, if you were born after 1980 or so, it's highly unlikely that you saw the band in any incarnation. But if there's one group (besides The Beatles) whose music endures and continues to connect with new generations of listeners, it's Pink Floyd. I think a "Dark Side of the Moon" blacklight poster has come standard with every college dorm room since about 1974.
So here's the deal: if you'd like to win a pair of tickets to see "The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show" at Verizon Arena, email me (robertbell at arktimes dot com) with your best Pink Floyd-related story. It could be about anything. Maybe you met your S.O. in the crowd on the "In the Flesh" tour in '77. Maybe you found a dusty old 8-track copy of "Dark Side" in your older sister's room and it blew your mind. I'm looking for funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking or otherwise endearing stories about what Pink Floyd's music means to you. And remember what that other British guy said one time: brevity is the soul of wit.
Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. March 25 (that's the same day tickets go on sale for the show — they're $55). I'll post the winning story on Rock Candy on Wednesday, March 27.