Sunday, May 29, 2011

Roger Waters "The Wall" 1st show @ Bercy, Paris May 30 2011

Roger Waters @ Paris Bercy , May 30 2011
Firsy show & First Part:
Two happy blokes outside and two Not so happy blokes inside !

Roger Waters playing his masterpiece : The Wall.
This tour is VERY popular and second shows of third shows (even fourth) have been added in many cities across Europe including France, for once, with 4 shows in all.
One today and one tomorrow and two other shows on June 30 & July 1st.
All shows are sold-out.
Roger Waters scaring poor kids, who didn't ask for anything.


Hard to day something as there are so many things going on all along this 2 hour + show, split in two.
On "Another Brick Part 2" we have a dozen kids on stage.
The wall is being built slowly for the first part and finished for the end of it.
Lots of projections all the time with some inflatables like the school teacher & the mother + the Pig at some time during the gig.
Teacher leave the kids alone.

The sound is terrific and in quadrophonic, great lightning even though I would have prefer to have it more bright.
The band is way behind the stage so you can't really see them clearly specially as the wall is being built.

Great show : A MUST SEE !

"Do you wanna take a bath ?"

Intermission for 30 min

2nd Part of the show:

After a 30 min intermission, the show in itself is fantastic as the wall is completed, projections are looking terrific.
For the first couple of songs you can't see the band then they are playing in front of the wall.
Don't need to tell about the songs or the setlist as it's the album or the movie soundtrack as they added a few songs and bits now & then for it.

EIN, ZWEI, DREI !
Heil Roger.

SETLIST :
FIRST HALF: 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, What Shall We Do Now, 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
SECOND HALF:
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.

Archie Shepp is in da house.

The only reproach would be Roger's vocals: they are perfect and that's the problem, I guess that he's miming over a backing track for most of the gig.
Nevertheless it's a must see !
The Wall came tumbling down
Merchandising

Someone recorded the whole show in Arnhem Holland in April check his top quality videos
1st part, 2nd Part