Have you ever wondered what it would be like walk alongside exploding fridges, walk underneath a giant inflatable psychotic headmaster and walk next to plastic sheep? Nope, this isn’t some kind of psychedelic dream – this is just a taster of what you can expect from the Pink Floyd exhibit at the V&A Museum.
The new exhibit is set to open at the London museum from May 13, and will run until October 1 to celebrate the life and times of the band, and the 50th anniversary of their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn – and, you know, to celebrate their success at world domination (we just really love Pink Floyd).
In a recent review of the new exhibit, The Guardian’s Neil McCormick got a sneak peek at what’s in store for Pink Floyd fans, and it sounds absolutely incredible – if a bit mad at the same time. But what else do you expect from Pink Floyd?
To get into this other-worldly exhibit, you enter through a replica of the band’s touring van, and “down a psychedelic rabbit hole of swirling pop art.” The new exhibition takes over a variety of rooms in the V&A museum and holds everything you could possibly want from a Pink Floyd exhibit – lyric notebooks, vintage instruments played by the band, posters, records, and every other form of memorabilia. But they don’t stop there. The whole exhibit features incredible structures relating to their songs and career. You can walk past giant holographic prisms, a psychedelic phone box, huge metal heads, flying UFO’s, replica warplanes, and a giant purple construction of the Battersea Power Station. Because why not?
This new exhibit comes after the extremely successful David Bowie Is exhibition back in 2013. Over the years, the museum has aimed to celebrate the life of British musical icons – and this one is a definite must see. You just might need to pinch yourself a few times to make sure it’s real…