May 15, 1971

On this day in 1971, Pink Floyd perform the “Garden Party” concert at Crystal Palace Park in London.

A large pond in front of the stage becomes an aquatic graveyard when hundreds of fish die during Pink Floyd’s performance. So what killed the fish? Reports vary from vibrations from the band’s estimated 95-decibal sound system to smoke flares set off in the water.

Something maybe overlooked is that Floyd was using their first inflatable visual prop during that show – a giant inflatable octopus, in the pond.

The band received a bill for the dead fish.

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