All pictures on this page (Except where stated) thanks to Edison Vaz Melonio
Those who wanted Pink Floyd, had Pink Floyd. With standing room full and some of the expensive seats empty – this was the price the promoters paid for charging excessively the ingressions more vips -, Roger Waters arrived in port in SÃo Paulo, finally, after taking a walk for Rio De Janeiro and Porto Alegre. Great part of the surprise was disclosed to long of these last days and shows in ground Brazilian, anticipating a little of the expectation how much to the validity of a Pink Floyd alone with Waters in the Brasil
They had been almost three hours of show, very good, to soon go saying. ” Obliged for they capsize is night. It was a pleasure to hear the songs”, said Waters in the second half of the presentation – that it had until interval of 20 minutes. The quarrel ” Floyd Gilmour ” versus ” Floyd Waters ” did not arrive to turn controversy in the wheels colloquies fans. For them, Pink Floyd was here.
E was same, catching a pitch of a supposed ” band to cover ” of the English group. The alleviated touch of Fender Stratocaster of David Gilmour was not there, but the guitars of Snowy White and Chester Kamen had not destroyed, for example, Comfortably Numb, quite to the contrary, therefore they embelezaram the end of the show
But before arriving at the end of the show, we go to the way of the night. The high point of the show can be argued to the exhaustion for the fans, but Welcome you the Machine with certainty was one of them. The strong execution of the music of the disk of 1975 Wish You Were Here still was potencializada by the modern effect all-surround, ear for the first time in a Brazilian estÃ¡dio. Said ” surround ” are 108 placed boxes strategically forming a circle (in the case of the Pacaembu). With this, the serious sound of a helicopter taking a walk around of the estÃ¡dio or gulls falling of the sky sounds impressively hipnÃ³ticos. The people arrived to look at for the opposing side of the estÃ¡dio when sounds were directed for the boxes of the deep one.
The cenografia, already sufficiently commented in Brazilian and Latin the others shows (Waters passed for Chile and Argentina before coming to here), simplÃ³ria if is compared with one turnÃª as Pulse, of 1994, of the Pink Floyd de Gilmour. The videos are less dynamic and more ” cloth of deep “, but they give to one charme with good taste to the thing all. Valley to remember that great part of the allure of the band is its neo-gradual musical metaphors transformed into animals, films and photos. The projections in the main telÃ£o, that measures 23 for 11 meters, are part of the production of Waters and use a projector Boat, considered one of the best ones of the world.
The music? The fans had not complained, and the ones that were not so fans thus also not. Musics of the Pink Floyd are as musical speeches, shouts with the romantismo of years 70. The public saw this in Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2, Mother and Dogs, part of the first sequence of the presentation. But he more still tanned in the second half with Breathe, Teams and Money. In the songs alone of Waters, reserved for the end, he did not have a brutal fall, as that musics of a band who did not have nothing to see with the Pink original Floyd.
Perhaps what it lacks the Perfect Sense, The Bravery of Being Out of Range and It’s the Miracle is the detail of Waters to execute them In the Pink Floyd. Ah! A curiosity: at the moment where Waters sings ” the Brazilian grew tree ” of It’s the Miracle, the public not only repairs as he cries out Waters finished the Sao Paulo show with violÃ£o in fist and Flickering Flame- while taxis waiting it side of is, in the tumult of the young multitude leaving the Pacaembu, asked ” Of who is the game ” Of an English who came to beat a small ball with fans of long date. Ricardo Ivanov / Writing Land Pictures by EDISON VAZ MELONIO
(Above) THERE IS SOMEONE IN MY HEAD BUT IT’S NOT ME! I AM IN A COMPLETE ECSTASY! YESTERDAY ALL THAT I’VE ALWAYS DREAMED IN MY LIFE CAME TRUE! I GOT AN AUTOGRAPH OF ROG ON MY “THE WALL” VINYL LP BOUGHT IN 79, I TOOK A PICTURE WITH HIM AND SAW THE GREATEST SHOW EVER MADE IN EARTH! THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE STADIUM WAS FILLED WITH PEACE, LOVE, HAPPINESS. EVERYONE WAS, FOR SURE, HAVING THE BEST MOMENT OF THEIR LIVES. EDISON VAZ MELONIO
In The Flesh
The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert
Pigs On The Wing, Part 1
Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
Welcome To The Machine
Wish You Were Here
Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 6-9 INTERVAL
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Breathe (In The Air)
The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking, Part 11
(5:06 AM – Every Stranger’s Eyes)
Perfect Sense (Parts I and II)
The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range
It’s A Miracle
Amused To Death
ROGER WATERS – LEAD VOCALS, BASS GUITAR, ACOUSTIC GUITAR
ANDY FAIRWEATHER-LOW – GUITAR, VOCALS
ANDY WALLACE – KEYBOARDS
CHESTER KAMEN – GUITAR, VOCALS
SNOWY WHITE – GUITAR
GRAHAM BROAD – DRUMS
HARRY WATERS – KEYBOARDS
KATIE KISSOON, LINDA LEWIS, P.P. ARNOLD – BACKGROUND VOCALS
NORBERT STACHEL – SAXOPHONES
(Above) Front & back of magnetic ticket. Thanks to EDISON VAZ MELONIO
(Above) – PRE SHOW
Some notes about the above pictures. In case you were wondering, yes, it was Roger’s private bathroom! Some of the other pictures are of Roger’s private room and the bands dining room.
The good looking guy on the stage (in the white t-shirt) is our friend EDISON VAZ MELONIO who took these most unusual pictures over a period of some days. Thanks Edison!
Bonus pics. Taken on both the 14th & 15th March