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 Fillmore Charlotte. For $19, you get one general-admission ticket for Thursday, March 8, at 8 p.m. (up to a $37.50 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. The Fillmore Charlotte is a standing-room-only venue.
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 also 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.
Modeled after the legendary San Francisco venue of the same name, The Fillmore encourages spirited sock sliding with its red-oak floors and rapid ceiling swinging with chandeliers throughout. Stadium-style tiers ensure optimal sight lines for general-admission audiences, allowing them to fully make out the interstellar nuances of every guitar solo.
The Fillmore Charlotte
The Fillmore Charlotte models itself on the iconic San Francisco venue. Once a textile mill, the open space follows the original Fillmore’s signature decor, from red-oak hardwood floors to glimmering chandeliers to stadium-style tiers that result in pristine sightlines for attending fans.