By Gus Samarco, Rock At Night Raleigh Correpsondent
Venue: Red Hat Amphitheater , Raleigh, North Carolina – August 18 2016
Pink Floyd is one of two “Unicorn” bands for me and the other is Rage Against Machine– but I fulfilled that desire on the next day after this concert (with Prophets of Rage), so needless to say I was pretty flocking’ excited when the editor gave me this assignment. Wait, but it is just a Tribute Band… well everyone in the audience that I spoke with after the show said it felt was like a Pink Floyd show, in your backyard venue. I agree.
After the mandatory pit stop at Crank Arm Brewery (yeah, support your local brewery people), I headed to the beautiful Red Hat Amphitheater in Downtown Raleigh. As we entered the pit, we were told we were to shoot only the first two songs, of course, I was immediately bummed, but then I heard the first accords of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” after the guitar solo, the stage got inundated in light, and myself on goosebumps. I had to put the camera down for a minute to admire what was unfolding in front of my eyes.
After I was out of the pit, I went back into the venue to enjoy the show, actually standing back with the crowd gave me a full view of the stage and everything that was going on. It was beautiful and powerful and very much Pink Floyd-ish so I honestly had goose bumps when “On The Turning Away” came on. The whole show was magnificent, if you have a chance to go see it, don’t think twice, IT IS worth it.
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Gus was Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil but have been living in Raleigh, NC since 2000.
Headshot Photographer under Peter Hurley, Gus started shooting concerts in mid 2014 and felt in love with it and hasn’t stopped since.
Gus is a very active fiction book reader and when he’s not working, taking pictures or sleeping, Gus loves riding his Mountain Bike and can also be found shooting (guns and cameras) USPS and 3Gun matches.
His favorite bands are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, RATM, Beastie Boys and it goes from there. Gus also enjoy listening to EDM, Jazz, Classic and pretty much anything that has good music quality, not to mention his favorite Local Band, Jack the Radio