Roger Waters @ The Palace of Auburn Hills, 10/24/10

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Sun 24 Oct – The Wall Live

There's no competition here. That truly was the best show I've been to this year. Probably ever. I can't stress enough how legitimate this entire experience was. I missed the Dark Side tour three years ago, so basically, The Wall might very well be the last tour he'll perform. Basically, I really only had more chance that I was willing to risk of seeing Roger Waters, so I figured, why not. Let's hit this up.

If you've ever been to the Palace you know the rush of people outside to run and get to their cars, so let me say this. With how good people actually are at this, REMEMBER WHERE YOU PARKED YOUR DAMN CAR. Learn from my mistake. Seeing I-75 again is just a rush of joy. But enough about that. The set list, as you all know, was:

Set 1:
In the Flesh?
The Thin Ice
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 1
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
Mother
Goodbye Blue Sky
Empty Spaces
Young Lust
One of My Turns
Don't Leave Me Now
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 3
The Last Few Bricks
Goodbye Cruel World

Set 2:
Hey You
Is There Anybody Out There?
Nobody Home
Vera
Bring The Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb
The Show Must Go On
In the Flesh
Run Like Hell
Waiting for the Worms
Stop
The Trial
Outside the Wall

Far more than you get from most shows. Roger came out to almost a little under two hours of playing, so when you factor in the intermission in between, the whole thing went pretty seamlessly from beginning to end. It was the kind of show that you felt was going extremely quickly as it went, but in looking, was so long. Once again, the number of songs at work here.

First of all, I had incredibly poor seats as I purchased tickets at an extremely late date, but even so, the projection was pretty clear even from the side, and was it ever entertaining. Yes, I'm not gonna lie, had I bought $200 tickets it would have been surpassable within the realms of possibility and reason, but this show was pretty incredible nonetheless. For something that was all about the visuals, it all came together extremely nicely and if you're a person like me, just makes you remember why Pink Floyd used to be your favorite band, as well as makes you notice things about an old favorite that you never noticed. Is that not what shows like this are all about?

Anyway, I digress. Yes, naturally, nothing can compare to actually seeing David Gilmour up there, but Snowy White and the band in conjunction with Roger Waters was about as close to the Pink Floyd sound as we're getting. Some of the most legitimate moments were in Mother, Roger singing double tracked with an old video of him doing Mother 30 years prior; all of the Another Brick in the Wall parts for their own reasons; Empty Spaces which is normally one of my least favorites but with the visuals which are partially from The Wall film and partially elsewhere, as well as live, just makes it greater. The Last Few Bricks is a great way to end the set off, and then later, the crowd singing to Nobody Home, the spotlights in In the Flesh, the absolute blast that is Run Like Hell lives, and just the general sorrow you can hear portrayed in Roger's voice during darker songs like Hey You or Waiting for the Worms. Hell, he even took songs that I think nothing of at all, like Vera, and gave them total meaning to me.

That's really all I have to say. This was a long show but one that in seeing you will absolutely love, and if you have an opportunity, do see it. It's a very visual thing to behold, which may or may not be your cup of tea, but it's not like we're liable to get any other chances, now are we? This is an easy 10/10 for me.

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  • WLDB

    I agree. It is an awesome show. I saw him a week before you. Its the best show Ive witnessed.

    Jan 17 2011, 0h38
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