Roger Waters – The Wall live

So Pink Floyd has always been one of my favorite bands, and Ernesto has been madly in love with them ever since I’ve known him. When we found out Roger Waters was coming to Austin, we immediately bought tickets. Since we’re poor college students, we could really only afford the seats in the very back… but it still blew my mind.

  

I felt like this event was more of a mind-blowing show than a concert. The first song alone (In the Flesh) was full of exploding fireworks, amazing projections, and special effects like I’ve never seen. The whole show definitely has an anti-war emphasis and has very powerful imagery. For example, during Goodbye Blue Sky, B-52 bombers began to drop “bombs” shaped as religious crosses, Mercedes Benz symbols, Shell logos, dollar signs, and many others. The following quote was then projected on the wall:

“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.”

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My favorite song was definitely Comfortably Numb, where the guitarist appeared above the wall (which was slowly constructed brick by brick during the first half of the show). It was the most insane guitar solo I have EVER seen live. Check out the epicness of min 5:50 (i didn’t take this video):

-ERG

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