Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii

Once upon a time, in the year 1971, a group of young twenty-something year-old music lovers decided to perform some songs in a decomposing 2,000-year old Roman amphitheater among the ruins of Pompeii (yes, the Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii).

What ensued was an epic hour-long set of pure bliss, just a group of friends jamming out to the music and having a blast while doing it. These friends were in a band called Pink Floyd, which went on to become one of the biggest rock bands in modern times.

How cool is that? A young rock band traveling to a faraway country to do what they love and to share the results with their fans. I wish that more bands these days could do awesome things like that.

Below’s a video of the band playing parts of their song Echoes:

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Comments
  1. mac

    Thanks for posting that! I remember so vividly wathching that clip first time in the late 80s, and then visiting the place some years ago. Sooo massive :)

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