Sunday, July 22, 2012

going to california... well, i wish

"going to california" led zepp

Oh jeez, it's been one,wait no two months?  oh hell, it's been way longer than that since my last post. sorry world (hem hem probably only like two people).  I had the amazing opportunity to go see Roger Waters' The Wall on July 3rd.  It was seriously the best night of my life.  For any of you who are just obsessed with Dark Side... get over yourself and listen to the Wall (and not just another brick in the wall part 2 please.... just listen to the entire thing - that's how it was meant to be listened to).


quick history check: pink floyd released The Wall in 1979.  the entire album is considered a rock opera and was also later adapted into a movie in 1982.  The Wall is loosely based on Roger Waters' life.  How he dealt with the death of his father in WWII, an overprotective mother, unjust teachers, marriage, and yada yada... anyways, 2010 was the first time since 1990 that it was performed.  It was the second most expensive concert in 2010, grossing at about $60M  (I'd imagine it's much more expensive now since the wall is much larger).

So the show starts off with a partial wall, and as the show continues the wall is continually built to represent the character, Pink's, separation from people.  At the end of the show, the wall collapses when Pink realizes his guilt and orders to tear down the wall.

I decided to spend the extra money and get floor seats, and it was definitely worth it.  It's the best way to be up and close but still be able to see all the visuals.  

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"In the Flesh"
pre'show


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"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed." - Dwight D. Eisenhower


"Comfortably Numb"





The concert is all over youtube in its entirety.  Here is just "comfortably numb" (my favorite) with special appearance David Gilmour.  London 2011

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