Tom Quinn's love of Pink Floyd has manifested into tribute band The Pink Floyd Experience.
Their intense stage show routinely tours the nation, complete with dazzling lighting effects, projection screens, smoke, surround sound and a huge inflatable pig.
"With the surround sound, you feel like you're in a huge set of earphones where just the sounds are just swirling all around," Quinn said. "The seats start to shake and your rib cage starts to rattle, and basically, you close your eyes and you're hearing the best of Pink Floyd from your record collection."
Quinn said he was always fascinated by Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, and did his best to emulate his style.
"From the get-go, he was my guitar hero; he was my mentor," he said. "He was the guy I sought to play like and sound like."
He tried to emulate Gilmour's sound during his career as a professional musician, even when he had to play dance music at fraternity parties.
Eventually, Quinn moved to San Diego and started the first Pink Floyd cover band in the San Diego area before similar groups popped up around the world. "Bryan MangieriWeb site