12-hour raffle

February, 2007: Jamming at David's Barn. Photo: Polly Samson.You seem to have enjoyed my 24-hour contests, so here’s a 12-hour equivalent.

All you have to do, making use of just one number (between one and 100), is share a piece of trivia about ‘Remember That Night’. For example, the DVD was released in Germany on 17 September, or ‘Remember That Night’ has topped the Music DVD charts in 12 countries so far.

Your number is your raffle ticket substitute. You can only have one, and nobody else can have the same one as you (so, the first person to pick a specific number gets to use it).

Please get your entry in by 9PM (UK) today. Just one entry per person, please. If you choose a number that’s already been used, you will be asked to choose another, so please take note of any numbers already in play, or include a second choice with your post.

If your chosen number isn’t obvious, please make it so.

If, as the deadline draws near, you’re left stuck for entertaining trivia, you can take the easy way out and write something like, “My favourite live song is ‘Take A Breath’, which is track 12 on the DVD” (even if it isn’t your favourite track – I won’t hold you to anything).

Winners to be announced on Monday.

The prizes include a signed lithograph print, a Best Buy copy of the ‘Remember That Night’ DVD, a radio promo CD and a programme/pass from the European cinematic premiere.

Good luck, and have a good weekend.


  1. Alex Paterson

    Can I have 80 or 81 please as Pink Floyd toured those years with The Wall.

    Hope I made it in time, I noticed we’re running out of numbers.

    [You can have either one, Alex. 80? – Features Editor]

  2. Ferry

    I’ll take 55, the number of the house in which I discovered DG’s music and still live in

    greats ferry

  3. Andrew McHarg

    The first time I heard the song “Time” in 1996.

    I used to make my father play it because I liked the bells. Also my favourite track off RTN.

    #96 for me.

  4. Michael in New Jersey

    97, the number of times David closed his eyes on RTN while playing the guitar.

    [It’s good, but it’s already been taken. – Features Editor]

  5. rob

    a silly caption for a silly friday afternoon..

    David listens intently as Guy reveals his plans to perform ‘a jazz odyssey’ on the next tour…


    Did i leave the gas on?

  6. kamil

    I’ll take 35.

    We had to wait 35 years after ‘Live at Pompeii’ release to watch ‘Echoes’ live on ‘Remember that Night’…

  7. Michael in New Jersey

    o rats! Make that 96, I didn’t see it was taken…

    [Sorry, but you’ve been beaten to that one, too. Third time lucky? – Features Editor]

  8. adrian kavanagh

    Can I have 33 please Fed? As it was how old I was when I watched David at the royal albert hall.

    [Only if you’re prepared to arm-wrestle Rob for it. Alternatively, choose another. – Features Editor]

  9. tim taylor

    OK… now that I have secured a number and can relax… I can take a moment to say Hi everyone and Fed!

    Boy this competition looks like a real headache for you Fed… I’m sure all the numbers will be taken soon and you can start your weekend.

    I’m really glad it’s Friday… what a long week. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend… I have to drag myself away from watching RTN (doesn’t even come out of my DVD player!) to go to the Hollywood Bowl tomorrow to see Genesis perform. Should be a very cool show.

    See you all later!

    [Hope you enjoy, Tim. – Features Editor]

  10. Alex Paterson

    Yep FEd, 80’s good. Thanks.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    [The same to you. – Features Editor]

  11. Features Editor

    Not long to go now (four hours) and there are only 13 numbers left.

    The remaining numbers, should you wish to have a go, are:

    34, 37, 43, 47, 63, 65, 76, 78, 81, 87, 90, 92 and 93.

  12. James Ward

    Oh, things are getting tense, it’s right hard to remember which numbers have been, and which haven’t.

    I don’t envy your job in the slightest FEd! Haha, but you’re doing a spectacular job as always!

    – James.

    [Who needs bloody Sudoku, or whatever it’s called, eh? – Features Editor]

  13. Michael in New Jersey

    43, that’s how old I’ll be by the time I pick an available number!

    [You can have that one… – Features Editor]

  14. Anthony James

    There are 87 notes in the 1st solo of the on an island title track.

    I lost count on my favourite second solo !

  15. Raipod

    Hey Fed

    I first heard David play (on “Echoes”) in 72. So is 72 OK for my number?

    And Harry Kewell is on the way back. Wouldn’t it be great if he turns out to be the difference-maker this year? I feel for him. Hopefully, he finally gets an extended run injury-free.

    [I’m afraid #72 has already been claimed, Raipod. Like you, I would like to see Harry Kewell back. He has had such rotten luck with injuries and owes the club a lot. – Features Editor]

  16. George Gipe

    I’ll try…


    That’s the number of dance steps from Guy during the Take A Breath slide guitar solo.

    [Sorry, that one’s been taken. – Features Editor]


    Hi again FED,

    just saw that the chosen 15 was gone already, so my NEW entry will be this:

    In 1967 I was born and PF gives out their 1st LP, this year is the 40th Anniversary of both – PINK FLOYD and ME! 😉

    So I will try to take the 67 !! OK?

    Thanks again, best wishes

    [Sorry, but you can’t have that one, either. Please choose from: 34, 37, 47, 63, 65, 76, 78, 81, 90, 92 and 93. These are the only numbers left. – Features Editor]

  18. Jon Green


    “David suddenly becomes aware of several large snails crawling up the wall behind him…”

    Cheers, Jon

    [Great caption, Jon. – Features Editor]

  19. Raipod

    Hmphh … I asked for 72, but realized it’s gone after posting. Maybe I should have got on the blog 34 or 37 minutes earlier!

    Can I have one of the two – 34 or 37?

    [34 is yours, Raipod. I hope it’s lucky. – Features Editor]

  20. Fersion

    Remember that Night will be out in Stores in Brazil on 15th October. But of course I already have it.

  21. AxPxM88

    Hey FEd! Fun little contest you got going here. Im not going to pick a number…I’ve won before and its not fair to those who haven’t won before if I steal one of their numbers.

    Anyways, I just wanted to pop in and say Hello

    PS. Do you know when I can expect to be checking the Mail Box for my DVD??

    Have a good weekend FEd and Bloggers!

    [Late next week, I’d imagine. – Features Editor]

  22. George Gipe

    Alright, this is my final answer…


    [You don’t want to ‘phone a friend? #78 is yours, George. – Features Editor]

  23. carmil

    63, which i believe is richard’s birthday. everyone was celebrating on the documentary. 63 it is.

  24. Buffalo Phil

    FEd is 87 still available? That was the first time I saw Pink Floyd live.

    I’ll take 93 as a backup if you don’t mind.

    [Both taken, sorry. – Features Editor]

  25. Alex Paterson Jnr

    Can i have 81 for the same reason as my dad. i would have taken 7, but its gone.

    Alex, age 7

  26. Wild Featha in New Hampshire


    Hi Fed, it been raining all week here in New England.

    [Please choose another from 37, 47, 65, 76, 90 and 92. – Features Editor]

  27. Melissa

    Closing the blog to start the weekend early? It was going so well.

    No matter, I start a second job on Saturday so I might as well start being depressed now.

    Have a good weekend and good luck to you all!


  28. Tomi Sue

    O.K. here I go…..

    I will pick 63 seeing that David was born on the 6th day of March and, He will be 63 when next Solo Album comes out (oh, I can dream can’t I)?

    So 63 it is.

    (-:Tomi Sue:-)

    [Sorry, but you’ll have to pick another one. 37, 47, 65, 76, 90 or 92. – Features Editor]

  29. Andrew

    Hey FEd,

    I’m just in such a piss poor mood today at work and this contest is really the only thing that is making the day bearable. It’s just one of those days as I’m sure you can relate. Good thing it is Friday.



    [I know all about them, mate. Keep your chin up. – Features Editor]

  30. Jessica

    I don’t have the energy to think – MidTerms giving me grief.

    Now what’s all this about Dylan?? What’s going on??!

    For FEd:

    Not sure what’s going on with this award thing with Dylan, but I’ve just landed floor seats at the Chicago Theatre for his show with Costello. *Nearly dropped my toast!*

    And just to let you know what’s going on, no need to talk about it too much, the doctors I had to go to (expert witnesses for the accident’s case) told me that I am going to need future surgeries, one to take out the rod in my leg and a few to fix my face up some more. So it goes, yes? Many times I’ve bended, but I ain’t never yet bowed. Hey, hey, so I guess I’m doin’ fine.

    [“This ol’ river keeps on rollin’, though. No matter what gets in the way and which way the wind does blow…” Enjoy the concert, Jessica (and watch that river flow). – Features Editor]

  31. carmil

    Does anyone know when and how David acquired Jimi Hendrix’s old guitar strap?

    [At an auction. A birthday present from Polly, I believe. – Features Editor]

  32. JT

    I’ll go for 47… 4 for the number of times I have seen Floyd live and 7 for the number of times I saw Gilmour live last year….



  33. Henk Deen

    I choose 20

    It’s the date I saw David in HMH Amsterdam: 20 March 2006


    [Sadly, that one’s already taken. Only 37, 65, 76, 90 and 92 are left now. – Features Editor]

  34. Herbert /Germany, Ruhrgebiet

    Hi Fed!

    I will take 92… if it’s not gone already

    In ’92 my favorite Pink Floyd Album “The dark side of the moon” was digitally remastered for the 20th anniversary edition and from this album David Gilmour plays two songs on the RTN DVD

    have a nice weekend everybody


    [Good choice, Herbert. #92 is yours. – Features Editor]

  35. Paul_C

    Hi FEd

    Can I have 90 please as DG has P90 pickups in his Les Paul!

    Many thanks


  36. Gabrielle Childers

    My number choice would be 76.

    I had other choices with RTN-related stuff to go along but, alas, they’ve all been chosen!

    Seventy-six would be the number if I combined the age of myself and my son when we had the time of our lives seeing David Gilmour play at the Kodak Theatre!!!


  37. Ben

    I’ll have a go. Wasn’t David 34 when he recorded Comfy Numb?

    [Sounds close enough at this hour. The Wall shows… However, 34’s long gone. – Features Editor]

  38. ayako

    When I was able to find tickets for David’s show last year, I jumped up in the air 90 times.

    Hope it’s not too late!

    [Plenty of time, but not so many numbers. All that’s left now are 37 and 65. Are you sure you didn’t jump 65 times? Hops and skips shouldn’t be counted. 65 is a great number… – Features Editor]

  39. Ernest Peske

    What an amazing job FEd!

    You’ll sleep well tonight, counting numbers in your dream?

    Ernest {^_*}

  40. rob

    is that really jimi hendrix’s strap?

    i thought you were being sarcastic the other day…

    did he get a headband as well?

  41. Ulli

    Happy Friday to all,

    my number would be 1984, as it had been the first time I´ve seen David solo live in Düsseldorf on his About Face tour, after Roger Waters tried to destroy Pink Floyd, thankfully without any success.

    But given the fact, that it took until 2006 for the next album and solo tour of David, I´m choosing 1984 with the hope that David won´t dare to let us fans wait so long again for his next tour and album.

    [Piero has beaten you to it, Ulli. It’s either 37 or 65… and you’ll need to be quick. – Features Editor]

  42. John Hortatsos

    65. My Dad is 65 and he enjoys Gilmour’s Music!

    [Sold. So, who wants #37? It’s the only number left… – Features Editor]

  43. carmil

    Please tell David that the RTN version of Coming Back To Life is simply masterful, in fact, everytime my wife and i watch this, she gets something in her eye. She says this is her favorite song.

    Could you ask David what the inspiration was for this song, because it really is quite inspirational.

    [That would be Polly. – Features Editor]

  44. Henk Deen

    ok 65 then

    David in four years with a new dvd, remember those years

    [Sorry, Henk. You’ve been pipped at the post. Someone has to claim #37… – Features Editor]

  45. James Ward

    Amazing that, 100 people snatched the numbers up in what must be record time!

    – James.

  46. Paul_C

    Numbers nearly all gone now FEd.

    Does that mean you get an early finish and don’t have to wait until 9:00??


    [It sure does. I might even have to claim #37 for myself in the next six minutes. – Features Editor]

  47. lorraine

    Exciting isn’t it?

    [I might even get my tombola out and pick the winning numbers tonight. – Features Editor]

  48. Paul_C

    Have a great weekend then FEd, and fellow bloggers. Thanks for another entertaining week in Gilmourland.

    I’m off to ASDA to see if they do them Sacre Bleu players 🙂


    [Have a good one, Paul. – Features Editor]

  49. Penny

    Howdy FEd,

    I was 48 when I went to see RTN…so I’ll take 48.

    If someone else has it, then 22, that’s when I showed it to my friends, on the 22nd of Sept.

    Have fun with this one, you cheeky monkey!


    [redfgnvlrkbvlwihfvwri. One number is left and that’s #37. – Features Editor]

  50. James Ward

    [redfgnvlrkbvlwihfvwri. One number is left and that’s #37. – Features Editor]

    Haha, classic.



    My number is 60 because David was 60 last year when the C.D was released

    [We’ve already had that one, sorry. – Features Editor]

  52. Steve Harriman

    I would like to choose 6, as that is when I went to see the premiere of R.T.N. at the Odeon on 6th September and David spoke to me – unforgettable.

    [Not 37, the only number left? – Features Editor]

  53. Susan

    I’ll take 37!! If it’s still left! I’ve watched the new DVD about 37 times!!!


    P.S. FUN contest, FEd! Wish I had woke up sooner!

    [Are you going to give a better reason than that? – Features Editor]

  54. KenF

    37 is enough for me. So break the bread and pour the wine.

    [What’s so special about #37? – Features Editor]

  55. Matt

    [One number is left and that’s #37. – Features Editor]

    The amount of times you have answered the strap question?

  56. Howard Bayliss

    So who WHO got 37? LOL

    Cheers, Howard

    [Do you think Susan gave a good enough reason, everyone? I’m not so sure… – Features Editor]

  57. KenF

    Hi FEd,

    37 – venues where David has performed tracks from OAI. Live dates (34) & Mermaid Theatre, Abbey Road and AOL sessions.

    Do I pass?

    Have a good early weekend…

    [That’s a good reason… Sorry, Ken, but Susan just beat you to it. – Features Editor]

  58. Andrew

    Why not take Penny, Ulli and anyone else who posted and didn’t get a number and put them all under #37. Then they can set up a mail chain to have the prize rotate between them if that is the lucky winning number?

    Talk about complex.



  59. Features Editor

    Thanks to everyone for having a go. All numbers have now been taken, so the contest is over until Monday, when the four winners will be announced.

    Have a good weekend.