A College sophomore yesterday blared to the campus that he doesn't want Pink Floyd to be just another brick in the wall. The student, who asked to be identified only as Dan, pirated the Irvine Auditorium outdoor sound system yesterday afternoon, pumping 30 minutes of Pink Floyd songs to listeners for blocks around. Dan said yesterday that he wanted others to appreciate a music group that he truly loves. "I love Pink Floyd," the College sophomore, said. "I think more people should be exposed to it." Dan would not say how he managed to get his Pink Floyd albums over the air, but said it was not difficult. He added that once the music was broadcasting, he went down to Locust Walk to watch for reactions to the music. The music stopped a short time later when he said an "official-looking lady carrying a walkie-talkie" asked him to stop because President Sheldon Hackney and Ombudsman Daniel Perlmutter had received dozens of calls in complaint. Dan said the woman did not take his name. One student who heard the music said that she did not recognize it and that it completely confused her and everyone she saw. "My first thought was that there was an organ recital, but those are usually on Tuesday," College sophomore Jennifer Bakola said last night. "You could tell no one knew what was going one. Everyone's expression was kind of clueless." Assistant to the President William Epstein said yesterday that he heard the music coming out of Irvine as he returned to College Hall from lunch at 2:30 p.m. "I heard it start as I was walking across the street," Epstein said. "I thought, 'Gee, that's strange.' " Dan said that the confusion made the hijacking effort worthwhile. "I did it not so that I could listen to the music -- I have a nice stereo in my room," the College sophomore said. "I did it so I could watch people give weird looks at Irvine Auditorium from the Walk."Comments powered by Disqus
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