Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, myself included. Have a great day!!
OK, I guess I’ve left you all hanging long enough from my preview and part one of the show. Let’s get on with the my review of the Roger Waters show from his May 31st performance in Winnipeg.
“Hey you, don’t help them to bury the light, don’t give in without a fight!”
The second act opened as the first act had ended, with the assembled audience staring up at a blank brick wall. The acoustic guitar work from Hey You playing over the P.A. system. This song echoes the depths of Pink’s despair. He feels utterly alone and isolated behind his wall. He calls out in a vain attempt for someone to hear his cries for help.
The Wall at the start of the second act (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)
The full-scale of Roger’s vision becomes clear during this act, also the completed wall acting as a monumental video screen to project the full-sized decent into madness that Pink endures.
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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.
Marching Hammers an image from The Wall
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.
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