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Pink Floyd Exhibition

Yesterday was a very cool day indeed. We went up into town to see the Pink Floyd exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum. While of course I've known about them, I've never particularly been into Pink Floyd; but this was something Lyn on the other hand was really looking forward to seeing.Pink Floyd have a reputation as one of the most inventive and influential music groups around, so I was curious to find out a bit more about them.

It took a bit of time to get up there (it always does when we go into central London) but once we got in, we were immediately fascinated. There was so much information on the band's history and style; there was so much to see and digest. The only problem was, the headphones the museum gave us to listen to as we walked around didn't quite work: they were meant to trigger as you went past a particular exhibit so you could listen to information about it, but mine seemed to keep fading in and out at random even when I wasn't moving. Either I'd be listening to something and it would suddenly fade out, or something random would start even when I wasn't moving. It soon began to get very irritating.

That aside, we had a great afternoon. We had arranged to rendezvous with Dominik up there, and we spent a good two or three hours at the exhibition. I came away my curiosity whetted and itching to discover more. Pink Floyd now seem quite awesome, and I want to go deeper. What I managed to glean from the headphones was fascinating: an inspirational, inventive and unique band which has been at the forefront of music for over fifty years. I now see why people like Lyn, and indeed my Dad, are so enthusiastic about them. Most of all, though, now I really want to go see them play live.

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