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Pink Floyd laser show returns to Beaver Creek

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
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BEAVER CREEK ” Paramount’s LaserSpectacular, the multi-media laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd, illuminates the Vilar Center Thursday, returning for an encore engagement after last winter’s sellout success.

After 23 years of touring, Paramount’s LaserSpectacular has become a cult classic, presenting the music of Pink Floyd like you’ve never seen it before. Surrounded by 10,000 watts of concert quality sound, Pink Floyd’s musical legacy comes to life as the band’s music captures the imagination and carries listeners away on a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting-edge effects. Colorful lasers and lighting effects parallel the sonic journey as the senses are confronted with an array of glowing visual displays choreographed to a 2-hour-and-20-minute soundtrack.

“Pink Floyd’s music is very dramatic and visual,” says Paramount’s LaserSpectacular Producer Steve Monistere. “You can see or imagine images when you listen to their music. Without any lighting effects at all, there is still a show in your mind. Now imagine using lasers, lighting, video and other special visual effects to interpret what your mind is ‘seeing’ ” and that is why people love this show so much.”



Through the use of jaw-dropping new technologies, a visual evolution unfolds as solid lines of light wash the room with color, animated neon figures are set in motion, a giant inflatable comes to life and laser beams bounce and glide through the open air. During the song “Learning To Fly,” you’ll see a psychedelic, rotating gobo light with images of the history of flight, from the Wright Brothers all the way to the Space Shuttle. During “Comfortably Numb,” 3-D animation reveals the song’s storyline of a rock star struggling to “make it to the show.” Brand new 3-D imagery used in the show actually has dimension and can be see from all sides. Finally, Paramount’s best laserists pull out all the stops and bombard you with everything in their bag of visual tricks for the show’s finale, “Run Like Hell.”

Every year Paramount incorporates new elements into the show. For this, their second stop at the Vilar Center in two years, return fans can expect new and enhanced features.



Tickets for the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular are $32 and are available by calling the Vilar Center Box Office at 845-TIXS(8497) or by visiting vilarpac.org.


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