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Wish You Were Here @ Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH 4/26/14

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Cleveland's Pink Floyd tribute, Wish You Were Here made a stop in Columbus last night on their Animals, Bricks and Lunatics tour. As always, they were fantastic and made sure to hit all eras in Pink Floyd's illustrious careers. Being treated to the entirety of Animals was a highlight for me. That album is just perfect. Another highlight was that they opened the show by playing all of Shine on You Crazy Diamond. Are you kidding me? Mind. Blown.

Wish You Were Here tour
Wish You Were Here

This timeless music remains as popular now as ever. This was evidenced by a crowd that ranged from aging hippies to the guys who grew up in the 70's at Pink Floyd's peak to the college kids and the countless pairs of fathers and sons. One Christmas morning, I opened a gift and saw Dark Side of the Moon staring back at me. A subtle nod from my father that my ridiculous preteen rap phase needed to run its course and it was time to learn to appreciate real music played by real musicians. From there I expanded my tastes to bands like RUSH and KISS and Bon Scott era AC/DC. After that my Dad started taking me to see classic rock bands live and seeing that tradition continue today with other kids and their dads gives me hope for the next generation of rock music. Passing this music on is sure to keep it popular for at least another forty years. Bands like Wish You Were Here also make it possible for fans like myself to witness this music live. Without bands like them, millions of other Pink Floyd fans would never get the chance to enjoy this music live either.

Wish You Were Here Set List 4/26/14 @ Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH

1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-IX)

2. In The Flesh

3. The Thin Ice

4. Goodbye Blue Sky

5. Empty Spaces

6. Young Lust

7. One of My Turns

8. On The Turning Away

9. Bike

10. Speak To Me/Breathe

11. Time (Breathe Reprise)

12. The Great Gig in the Sky

13. The Happiest Days of Our Lives/Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)

*Intermission*

14. Pigs on the Wing (Part 1)

15. Dogs

16. Pigs (Three Different Ones)

17. Sheep

18. Pigs on the Wing (Part 2)

19. Money

20. Let There Be More Light

21. One of These Days

22. Nobody Home

23. Coming Back to Life

24. Wish You Were Here

25. Fearless

26. Comfortably Numb

*Encore*

27. Brain Damage/Eclipse