No. 88: ‘14 Hour Technicolour Dream’ – The Syn (1967)
Listen to ‘14 Hour Technicolour Dream’ by The Syn
‘14 Hour Technicolour Dream’ – The Syn (1967)
Song performed at a legendary psychedelic all-nighter at Alexandra Palace starring Pink Floyd, as remembered by Time Out’s former art editor Sarah Kent:
‘The bands were up on a platform in the middle of the room, so there wasn’t a separate stage area and audience area, it was all mixed up. I have in my mind a lot of noise, like the whirring of a projector.
There was a lot of flickering light which was quite visually confusing. I can hardly remember the band – I just remember this atmosphere of confusion. Also everybody was pretty stoned, so that made it even more confusing. In the main area people were hanging about but not dancing – I don’t remember any dancing at all, which was strange.
It was a much more freaky, slightly alienated sort of atmosphere. In the side areas I remember a lot of people sitting around on the floor; it became a kind of happening, and it just seemed to go on and on and on. I remember thinking: This is really weird, but I’m obviously in the right place.’