There are very few bands that have made as much of a revolutionary impact in the music world as Pink Floyd has. Their legendary career has spanned decades and each of their albums have their own distinct qualities and experimentations with different kinds of sounds. The world never knew how art and rock music could so effortlessly and seamlessly be composed together, that is, until Pink Floyd gave fans globally one big aural, musical explosion after the other. It goes without saying that Pink Floyd has paved the way for what so many genres of rock music is today. They blazed the trail and are the pioneers of progressive rock, art rock, psychedelic rock and experimental rock.
Pink Floyd has truly done it all – from several, chart-topping albums, to an artistic and ingenious, musical film, The Wall, and touring all over the world. Everything about Pink Floyd is iconic. It’s awe-inspiring to see that no matter what language you speak and no matter where in the world you live, everyone feels, hears, and is touched by Pink Floyd’s innovative music. When you see a white beam passing through a triangle with a rainbow beam coming out from the other side, everyone can instantly recognize that that’s Pink Floyd. When you see a suit embellished with lightbulbs, you already know that that’s Pink Floyd’s “Delicate Sound of Thunder.” What Pink Floyd has and continues to do has never been done before and they have truly changed music in more ways than imaginable.
Now, it’s time to take a trip to the dark side of the moon as Los Angelenos are able to step inside the world of one of the most admired rock bands to date with the opening of The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains. The completely mesmerizing exhibition showcases over 350 artifacts from Pink Floyd’s career – showing everything from their early beginnings, to their most fan-favorite bodies of work, and even their recent performances. Whether you’re proud to call yourself Pink Floyd’s number one fan from day one or are a new generation Pink Floyd enthusiast, this immersive experience will have you living and breathing in Pink Floyd’s legacy in the most unforgettable way.
The unparalleled exhibition officially opened to the public on Sept. 3, 2021 with a grand opening event that took place on Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Hollywood, California. The special, opening night event was attended by none other than consummate Pink Floyd drummer, the stupendous Nick Mason. The renowned drummer welcomed guests to the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony and also toured the Los Angeles exhibition, snapping some photos in front of the band’s artifacts.
Attendees at the opening night event were able to fully submerge themselves into the Pink Floyd universe by first receiving a pair of headphones to listen in on more details regarding the band’s mementos and the many rooms guests got the chance to explore at the exhibit. The experience has everything from the drumsticks used by Nick Mason that created his music magic, to the shirts he wore, Roger Waters’ Fender bass guitar, a massive “The Wall” installation and an enormous replica of The Division Bell.
There’s a lot to take in at the exhibition. The entire time you’re there, you’ll find yourself nonstop saying “wow” and being completely captivated seeing a chronology of Pink Floyd’s unsurpassed, musical influence right before your eyes. As if you weren’t stunned already by all of the great pieces seen in one room, the next continues to impress you even more. Paralleling their music, it’s a never-ending feeling of euphoria when you’re at the Pink Floyd Exhibition. This exhibition makes attendees feel taken over by emotions. Some guests at the opening night were even singing along to Pink Floyd’s concert at the last installation of the exhibit, feeling like they were there live in the presence of the band.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition has already seen massive success with its previous runs in London and Madrid. Needless to say, this experience is exactly what Los Angeles has needed – a place that prides itself over its great celebration of music and the arts.
Many attendees will feel that this exhibit is very personal, much of that reason being that a lot of the artifacts displayed have come in directly from the band-members themselves. Fans can certainly agree that Pink Floyd has help shaped who they are today.
Alexisjoyvipaccess had an incredible time attending the grand opening event of The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains and this phenomenal experience truly encapsulates Pink Floyd’s unmatched creativity, grandiose stage presence, music videos and albums and the very essence that makes Pink Floyd, well… Pink Floyd.
Instead of saying “Wish You Were Here” (*had to include a Pink Floyd pun, of course!*), it’s time to get your tickets now to The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains open now until January 9, 2022 at the Vogue Multicultural Museum. You can get your tickets here!
For longtime fans of the band, this exhibition will furthermore expand your great admiration for the music masterminds, and for new Pink Floyd supporters, this experience will cement your newfound love for one of the greatest bands to have graced this planet. So, get your cameras ready (because yes, there are TONS of epic photo-opps) and your Pink Floyd playlist because every moment spent at the Pink Floyd Exhibition will be one of the happiest days of [your] life!
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