2 December 2008

Mystery no.1 - Pink Floyd and Number 11

Pink Floyd - Publius Enigma

There are several notable instances of either coincidence or synchronicity regarding the number 11 and the 11:11 phenomenon that can be related not only to Pink Floyd and The Division Bell, but also to the enigma:

The page numbers of The Division Bell's CD booklet are written in various languages and printed on silhouettes of the head statues shown on the cover of the album. Page 11 shows two head silhouettes. Printed on either one is the German word for eleven, "elf," resulting in "elf elf," or, "eleven eleven."

The trailer for the 2009 film 11:11 features the song "High Hopes." "High Hopes" is the 11th track on The Division Bell.

Table Tennis, represented in both the music video and the single artwork for "High Hopes" is a game in which the first player to score 11 points wins.

The release date of David Gilmour's On an Island, March 6, 2006 (which is also David Gilmour's birthday), is exactly eleven years and eleven months after the U.S. release date of The Division Bell, April 5, 1994.

On June 11, 1994, Publius made his first enigma post to the Pink Floyd newsgroup. Eleven years later, on June 11, 2005, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright agreed to reunite as Pink Floyd for Live 8. During the broadcast (and as seen on the Live 8 DVD), the band took the stage just shortly after 11:00 p.m., and by 11:11, Pink Floyd were playing together as a four-man lineup for the first time in twenty four years.

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