Some things just have to be seen to be believed. One such thing would be the sheer spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert performance. Pink Floyd pioneered the live music experience in the late '60s and early '70s with over-the-top visuals, quadraphonic speaker systems, sound effects...oh, and some good music too. Since the band is on indefinite hiatus, the chances of seeing them perform again are very slim. That's where the Australian Pink Floyd Show comes in. Formed in 1988, the APFS has become possibly the most successful tribute band ever. Reviews on their Web site state that they mimic the real Pink Floyd very convincingly, if not almost exactly. In fact, most of the members have taken great pains to getting the sound right, down to using equipment similar to that used by the real Floyd. The trademark flying inflatable pig, however, has been replaced by a flying inflatable kangaroo. (Just in case you didn't catch on, the Australian Pink Floyd Show hails from Australia.) In 1996, they were asked to play at Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's 50th birthday party, which some might consider a sign that they're doing something right in their quest to offer the next best thing to being comfortably numbed by one of rock's greatest bands. See for yourself 8 p.m. Friday at Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth. Tickets are $35 to $45. Call 214-373-8000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Fri., Nov. 10, 8 p.m.