Legendary Pink Floyd Drummer Nick Mason Played in Zagreb Last Night

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Photo: Zeljko Hladika/PIXSELL
Photo: Zeljko Hladika/PIXSELL

Nick Mason, the well known drummer of Pink Floyd and the only member who participated in the recording of all of their studio albums, had planned to play in 2020 at the INmusic Festival in Zagreb, but the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible. The festival couldn’t be rescheduled for the following year, and in 2022, Nick Mason finally managed, in a display of commitment, to arrive in Croatia. Although his band, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, could not be part of the lineup of the festival that will take place from June 20 to 23 due to schedule conflicts, they are part of the festival as a whole and yesterday the concert they gave at the Zagreb Fair served as a grand opening.

After Roger Waters and David Gilmour in Croatia, Croatia welcomed the third founder of the band Pink Floyd, drummer Nick Mason with the band Saucerful Of Secrets, named after the second album of Pink Floyd, reports Večernji List. On Tuesday night in the Pavilion 9 of the Zagreb Fair in front of several thousand visitors, in just over two hours of concert – with a twenty-minute break between the two parts – Mason performed just as it was expected from a member of one of the most iconic rock bands of all time to the delight of the audience.

“When I was younger, we thought these were the best records of all time. Fifty years later we’re sure they’re the best records of all time”, Gary Kemp said at one point, mentioning that they were proud to be able to play these songs. Addressing the audience, Nick Mason mentioned that he hadn’t been able to come here in 57 years of Pink Floyd and that he was glad to be on tour again after three years.

Only seven of Syd Barrett’s songs out of 22 were performed, which means the audience also got a large portion of Floyd’s work with David Gilmour. Two great guitarists, Lee Harris and Gary Kemp, managed to capture the wide band of the Barret/Gilmour sound, while bassist Guy Pratt, who by the way married the daughter of original keyboardist Floyd Rick Wright) has played with Floyd since 1988, so he was the most familiar link with Mason.

You can find the full setlist played by Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets in Zagreb here.

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