I awoke this morning with the images of last nights show still fresh in my mind and what a show. As usual, David did not let his fans down. The first half of the show was the usual “On An Island” segment with the setlist going as above.
Overall, A great show. David sounded fantastic as did everyone else. A bit of a funny moment as Dave went to play the lap guitar, he picked up the slide and dropped it on the floor. A brief moment as he touched his head as if to think “OH CRAP” as he had to reach down and around to find and pick it up. The beauty of it is he did so with such casualness that it was barely noticeable.
The lights show was phenomenal!!! I was blown away by the presentation, so simple yet very effective. The lasers add a great presence to the show. Echoes and Comfortably Numb were outstanding!
These small theaters are a great place for this show as the intimacy seems to have brought on a new level of relationship and appreciation for David Gilmour and the band. I saw Roger [Waters] here on his “In The Flesh” tour also.
My only complaint is not about the band or the show, but the audience. It amazes me how much money we spend on a ticket (not that I am complaining about the price, this show is well worth every penny) and some choose to chit chat during the whole show. Some people that may end up reading this, may be familiar with the “Concert Curse” as I call it. You know, where you always end up sitting/standing behind the tallest person in the place or someone near you tries to talk loudly to a friend?
I sadly had to sit in front of a woman that talked on her cell phone all night. The second half was the worst. She put her friend on speaker phone and I was constantly distracted with the sound of a walkie talkie type voice all the way up to “High Hopes”. I finally turned to her with an evil look and gave her a 2 word statement which finally shut her and her cell phone up. At one point I even heard her say she wouldn’t have sold her ticket for a million dollars which made me think she should because she wasn’t paying any attention to the show anyway. Enough already.
Thanks to Robert Perry
What an absolutely fantastic show! The new material that comprised the first half of the show was excellently arranged. The lighting added to the music being played on stage. All the musicians were right on. David’s guitar(s) sounded every bit as good as I remembered.
My wife and I last saw him at the Irwin Center in Austin, TX in 1987. Speaking of that show, I believe it was one of the last shows that featured “Echoes” in their set list.
The second half of the show was tremendous. The music was played with a little more intensity. I was very happy to see Rick Wright acknowledged by the crowd with a great ovation during the band intros. He was playing his keyboards with a lot of energy, something I don’t recall in the Austin show. His vocals were right on. He and David sounded excellent in “Wot’s…The Deal”.
“Echoes” was the show stopper. If the concert had ended on that song, I would have been ecstatic. The music, the lighting all added to make it a great piece. The fact that they came back with “Wish You Were Here” and “Comfortably Numb” as an encore was just gravy.
After the show, the band lined up on stage and took a group bow. They acknowledged the crowd with waves and hung out for a little while after the lights went on. The show was excellent. The venue was a great place to see the show.
We were in the fourth to last row in the upper balcony, and the sound was excellent. My only complaint was the crowd itself. In the first half of the show, I never saw so many people get up and leave their seats – all throughout the first half. We had a group in front of us that played musical chairs with their six seats. Once they settled down, things improved. I hope the crowd tonight gets the same quality show we were lucky to enjoy.
Thanks to Sal Tesoro
FIRST HALF: Castellorizon, On An Island, Red Sky At Night, The Blue, Then I Close My Eyes, This Heaven, Smile, Take A Breath, A Pocketful Of Stones, Where We Start.
SECOND HALF: Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Wot’s… The Deal, Wearing The Inside Out, Fat Old Sun, Breathe/Time/Breathe Reprise, High Hopes, Echoes.
ENCORE: Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb.