As you may have guessed by the title of this post Roger Waters and his wall have finally made it to Winnipeg and Dar and I have tickets for tomorrow night’s show!
Being a teen age boy in the 1980’s exposed me to the full angst ridden fury and psychedelia that is the music of British super group Pink Floyd. Along with Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall remains one of my all time favorite musical experiences.
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept that became the rock spectacle it is today let me give you a bit of background on Roger Waters’ magnum opus. Born out of an incident at a Pink Floyd concert in Montreal, a group of fans in the audience were letting off firecrackers and generally being disruptive. Roger being a relentless perfectionist took offense to the distraction and ended up in a screaming match with the audience. Ending with Roger spitting on a fan close to the stage.
Later horrified by his own behavior and alienation he felt while on stage the seeds for the character of Pink were formed. Tensions in the band and his own tragic childhood also began to creep into the narrative of the rock opera.