I watched a brief snippet of the Live 8 shows backstage in Burlington, VT.
Somebody ran through the dressing rooms yelling, Pink Floyd! Pink Floyd!; me and Scrap and everybody in Ray LaMontagne’s band crammed into the narrow office of the Higher Ground to watch them. During “Comfortably Numb,” they cut to Aamer Haleem and some other VH1 personality:
“That’s Pink Floyd onstage behind us!”
“Yeah, it’s the historic reunion of Pink Floyd!”
“They’re playing ‘Comfortably Numb’ right now!”
“Yep, that’s right, Pink Floyd, they’re playing at this exact very moment!”
“Yeah, Pink Floyd, they sound amazing!”
And we all yelled: Aaaauugghhhh!