It really was an intimate evening with Roger and his band cleary enjoying themselves. The setlest was the same as the other shows, but this one had a very special effect: it was nearly full-moon!
So, when the Dark Side suite ended, the moon shone right on the stage. It really gave me goosebumbs!
Roger seemed to be very sensitive, closing his eyes several times, and disappearing within himself (at one moment I thought he had to cry), and enthusiastic the same time, walking up and down the stage during the solo’s and miming the singing parts. He even said that he loved the audience: “I LOVE YOU!” Strange though, to hear that from the man who wrote ‘The Wall’.
The band played very well, with no mistakes and no signs of a loop for Roger’s voice either.
Highlights for me were ‘The Final Cut’ parts, ‘Perfect Sense’ and ‘Leaving Beirut’. It was quite amusing to hear the strong reactions of the audience to George Bush’s pictures on the screen, and Roger singing the lines about him in ‘Leaving Beirut’.
Also great was the quadrophonic soundsystem, which really worked out very well during ‘Dark Side’ and ‘Sheep’. I was in front of the stage, and could hear the sheep and voices all around me.
Also some funny reactions from the audience, who did not seem to know that Roger was using the quad system. People smoking tea were really going wild on that one, but I’m afraid it wasn’t their tea – it was the quad!
To conclude with: a fantastic night! Thank you Roger!
Thanks to Peter Postma
This was the third time I saw Waters live (The first two times during the In the Flesh tour). I can say it was a special show, with the live performance of Dark Side of The Moon.
The first part was a mix of Floyd songs and solowork. The highlight for me was Sheep and the biggest disappointment The Fletcher Memorial Home, because Waters was definitely lip-syncing here.
Dave Kilminster (guitar) did a very good job, he stayed very close to the original Gilmour guitar parts.
The second part was the performance of Dark Side; using a lot of the original round-screen films, great quadraphonic sound effects and a band playing really good!
The Gilmour-vocal-parts were pretty okay done by Kilimster/Camen.
The second part ended with The Wall; Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall, Vera, Bring the Boys Back Home and Comfortably Numb. This was a great Waters show, but I don’t understand why he plays The Fletcher M.H. if he can’t sing it…..?
Thanks to Robert Geerling
The festival was great, with sunshine all over the place and temperatures above 30°Celsius. I drove 300 miles to see Roger Waters live, and, though I think it was better than the 2002 shows, I was a little bit disappointed.
The first set was nice, but not superb. Roger was lip-synching The Fletcher Memorial hope, but the thing that really disturbed me, throughout the first and the second set, was Graham Broad, Roger’s drummer. He is really great for Roger’s solo stuff, but I think he totally wastes the “Nick Mason sound”. Broad is, technically seen, a better drummer than Nick, but he has a total lack of feel. The floyd songs sound so good when the feel is right, not only the notes. Personally, I think Steve DiStanislao did a much better job on Gilmour’s live shows, almost recreating the Nick Mason atmosphere.
Another thing that disturbed me were the clicktracks. (Almost?) every song was played on clicktrack, and, as every musician knows, playing on a clicktrack can f*ck up the atmosphere, as happened in some songs yesterday… (the ’94 floyd had a much better GGITS than Roger yesterday)
And then, finally, I have to say: there’s only one David Gilmour…
however, I was really pleased with the lights, quad system and pyrotechnics. Dark side of the moon was, visually seen, great, but I prefer to listen to the album version than Roger’s live version
Thanks to Dieter Vanmarcke
1 In the Flesh?
3 Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
4 Shine on You Crazy Diamond
5 Have a Cigar
6 Wish You Were Here
7 Southampton Dock
8 The Fletcher Memorial Home
9 Perfect Sense 1 & 2
10 Leaving Beirut
15 minute break
12 Dark Side of the Moon
13 The Happiest Days of our Lives
14 Another Brick in the Wall (part 2)
16 Bring the Boys Back Home
17 Comfortably Numb
There was a small incident at the end of the show: someone from the public got on stage, kneeled and made worshipping gestures towards Roger before he was kicked off by security…
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