My favourite Pink Floyd song is 'comfortably numb' and they performed this to absolute perfection. Watching them on stage however I was intrigued by the cameo play of a guy sitting 'numb' in a chair being checked over by a doctor in a white coat. Obviously the numb guy didn't move, being alive but comatose due to drug and alcohol misuse and I realised he was meant to represent someone who had fried their brain through drug misuse and what an appalling waste of humanity that was.
It set me thinking about my brother and what he had looked like in the last hours of his life before alcohol killed him and what I might have gone through had I continued on the path I was on at the time.
Despite the wonderful music being played it was quite disturbing and even scaring to think how many people are in that vegetative state right now in a home or hospital somewhere, simply waiting to die but unaware of the world around them.
The band finished with the wonderful 'dark side of the moon' and ended what had after all become an emotional evening.
If you are unconvinced you can quit alcohol or are taking even worse substances, try and imagine yourself sat in an armchair for perhaps months or years, being fed through tubes, and having no sense of what or who you are anymore. It might sound extreme and never likely to happen to you but my brother went down hill so fast once his liver decided enough was enough it was terrifying to see. Good luck and God Bless as he used to say.