Well, we went to this last night & had a great time. The gig had been moved as Campo Imperatore has been subjected to several days of wildfire last week, unfortunately.
It was a really interesting experience; hearing both albums done as instrumentals & featuring brass & woodwind took some acclimatising, but once I'd tuned into the vibe, it was really enjoyable. There were 16 of them; keyboards, drummer, separate percussionist (gong & the like), trombones, french horn, violins, cello, double bass, clarinet, flute & what I've realised was a bass clarinet. Having a violin or a flute deputising for an electric guitar proved to be surprisingly effective & of course live music is just great.
Also, as I said in my OP, DSOTM had never really quite
done it for me but I probably played it a dozen times over the last couple of weeks & now realise that it is a Great album. Magic.
That must be a relief to all the Floyd fanatics out there.