(11-04-2009 09:59 AM)cevor Wrote: Usually the camera policy is venue not band based. I read on another forum from a photog w/ credentials that they were only allowed to shoot the first two songs.
You may be correct that the camera policy is venue and not band based in most venues but I saw Elton, Dylan, BB King and Neil Young (among others) at the very SAME venue and photos and videos were allowed with the exception of professionals. This venue had signs at all of the other shows clearly stating this policy which were posted everywhere and most noticeably at the very entrance (on the outside of the main doors into the stadium, at the box office windows, at all of the outer entrance points where you showed your tickets to get into the venue, the entry into all of the various sections of the stadium, the beverage stands, the memorabilia stands, washroom doors and on every pillar to be found!) At this show, again, same venue, the signs were posted at all of the above locations clearly stating in large bold print that no photographs, videos, cell phone pictures of any nature were to be taken and further stated that such devices would be confiscated if not adhered to! I did call the administration office before making my post about the difference in policy with Aussie Floyd because 1) I wanted to be certain that I wasn't griping about the band when in fact it was a policy of the venue and 2) I wanted to find out if the venue had changed their policy about the freedom to take photos and videos when attending future events there for my own information. I was told by the administration office that the camera policy that evening was Aussie Pink Floyd's and not a policy of theirs and was reassured that future events would allow photos and videos unless it was expressly forbidden by the artist(s). Soooo, the band forbade the cameras and not the venue. As I previously stated, they had more security with them than Barack Obama (aside from the venue's security) and a person wouldn't have been able to sneak a photo if they tried (not that I would have, respecting their policy). But quite frankly, I was a little pi**ed off about it considering that the bottom line here is that they are in fact a tribute (cover) band.
Having said all of that I still want to make it perfectly clear that I truly did enjoy their show and LOVED their video, especially earlier in the show when they had a kangaroo going to a shelf of albums and pulling out an album and putting it on a turntable which resulted in a roar from the crowd in anticipation of which songs they would play from the album. After having played some hits from it, again the kangaroo would select another album and on it went. They had Mr. Screen and much to my delight and surprise there was the inflatable kangaroo!!
The artists themselves were superb! Every one of them were great and I honestly can't single out a favourite performer. Initially I was very impressed and "wowed" by the guitar player (name is Bob as I learned here) but then the bass player, keyboards, drummers, female vocalists, male vocales, sax player, etc. etc. etc. were amazing.
Bottom line: Would I recommend them? Absolutely!
If anyone reading this thread has the opportunity they are a must-see and not to be missed! Would I see them again? (this was their second time here) An absolute unequivocal YES!!!