Silly Dad (the nickmasonname will persist) has gotten tickets for us (me and him) to see Mr Waters in Boston at the end of the month! I'm very excited, even if we'll have to get up at like four am to drive to Boston in time for the show. IT'S GONNA BE SO WORTH IT.
Last Edit: Sept 6, 2017 23:42:16 GMT by The Lunatic: Post moved. I love being a Mod 8-D
You know that I care what happens to you, And I know that you care for me too. So I don't feel alone, or the weight of the stone...
My first Rock Show this was, and I couldn't have hoped for anything more. The volume! The lights! The 'Battersea Power Station' that rose out of the middle of the arena! The sheer feeling of several thousand people, including me, singing 'ALL IN ALL, IT'S JUST A NOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL' I've never even liked that song, but dayum, it was epic! And at the end of 'Eclipse', the grande finale, a giant gleaming pyramid of lasers appeared in the middle of the venue and coloured lights swept out from its peak over the audience and THAT, friends, was BRILLIANTE. And such a surprise.
The set list (I remembered it for the most part, but got some help from setlist.fm):
- Set I Speak To Me/Breathe (with the backing vocalists singing, Roger playing bass, and me going OMFG IT'S ROGER FRIKKIN WATERS IN THE FLESH DOWN THERE' ) 'One Of These Days' (did NOT expect this in the slightest) 'Time/Breathe Reprise/The Great Gig In The Sky' (the backing vocalists did an AMAZING duet on the last) 'Welcome To The Machine' The site says 'When We Were Young' was played, but I totally don't remember it. Hm. 'Deja Vu' (I distinctly remember this one, as I enjoyed it quite a lot) 'The Last Refugee' (ditto -- I've heard both songs at least once, as I listened to the album in part, but I enjoyed them much more live.) 'Picture That' 'Wish You Were Here' (As this is an audience sing-along staple, I felt it was my bounden duty to sing along. I did, me and a thousand Bostonians. It was awesome and then some.) 'The Happiest Days Of Our Lives/Another Brick In The Wall (parts II and III)' (NOw THis Was EPIC -- he had some kids down there too, local guests, who did this theatrical bit, that made it extra-fab)
- Set II Opening remarks -- very cool 'Dogs' (HELL YEAH) 'Pigs (Three Different Ones)' (F*** Trump, apparently -- but hey, who cares when ROGER'S DOWN THERE PLAYIN' THAT SMEGGIN' BASS INTRO YEAHHHH) 'Money/Us And Them' (YEah.) 'Smell The Roses' (What was I saying about Trump again?) 'Brain Damage/Eclipse' (See notes above on epic pyramid and general insanely satisfying finaleness)
- Encore We cheered so much we made ol' Waters tear up a little. I admit I was feelin' the love pretty hard myself, when I realised that, although I couldn't have actually teared up if I'd tried (and I did). *sigh* I've always wanted to cry at a rock concert... ah well, I s'pose My Time Is Gonna Come. 'Mother' (supposedly this is an unusual choice. I enjoyed it immensely -- I had rather hoped to see/hear it particularly) 'Comfortably Numb' (Enough said.)
And then that was that... I was high on ROCKSHOW for about three hours afterward. (Ignore the smell of pot wafting my way, it was the music, I swear! Seriously though, bloody eejits, think that 'cause they're at a Floyd show they gotta get high to enjoy it when they could not smoke and just get high. I didn't appreciate it in the slightest, all that smoke in my face. Fer feck's sake! ) I saw two Abbey Road shirts, a Led Zepp shirt, Pearl Jam, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and about a thousand Pink Floyd shirts of various makes -- mostly DSOTM ones, ergh -- but not a single pig shirt like mine and dad's (a la Mr Gilmour's).
All in all it's just a nother brick in the wall* it was a ONCE IN A LIFETIME experiencE!
^^^That's spectacular!!!!! I felt the same way after reading the setlist and finding One Of These Days, but after watching and hearing the awesomeness David's live performance of it from his Pompeii concert film, I'm super excited to hear Roger's!
"You lock the door and throw away the key There's someone in my head, but it's not me"