Without the eye candy of lasers at rock shows, fans would notice mistakes such as the drummer's missed fills and the singer's tendency to refer to every city as Cleveland. Remain blissfully unaware with this GrouponLive deal to see The Pink Floyd Experience at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre on Sunday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. For $20, you get one ticket for reserved seating in rows S–CC of the main floor or rows N–U of the of the balcony (up to a $41.50 value, including all fees).
The senses are stuffed with aural and visual excess as The Pink Floyd Experience recreates the sonic mind expansion and visceral enlightenment of a real Pink Floyd show. The band of highly trained virtuosos does justice to its subject like a jury of smitten rock critics, nailing every note and nuance of Pink Floyd’s signature sound as they soar through the seminal 1975 album Wish You Were Here in its entirety. Exploring darker themes such as deceit in the music industry and the mental entropy of former bandmate Syd Barrett, Wish You Were Here has been universally recognized by critics and audiences alike as an emotionally resonant masterpiece.
Alongside the menacing synthesizers of "Welcome to the Machine" and the melancholy strumming and cracked vocals of the record's title track, The Pink Floyd Experience floods ear canals with a lineup of greatest hits from other legendary albums, such as "Money" and "Time" off of Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall's "Comfortably Numb." The spectacle is replete with metamorphic lasers and lighting, avant-garde screen projections, and an anti-gravitation pink pig, giving fans the closest thing to seeing a Pink Floyd show without being miniaturized and injected into their uncle’s subconscious. A gilded proscenium arch and red velvet valance tower over the Murat Theatre's Edwardian-era stage, adding a sense of trans-historical trippiness to the proceedings.
Old National Centre
Old National Centre was originally built in 1909 as the Murat Shrine, which housed Indianapolis’s growing population of Freemasons. The building has since been restored and has become an eye-catching display of diverse architectural influences. Outside of the venue, spindly towers topped with light-blue domes rise above the street, beckoning passersby to enter the theater and enjoy a show. The classic, opulent Grand Lobby opens up to a wealth of concert venues, exhibition halls, and ballrooms that astound visitors with Middle Eastern and Victorian designs.