ROGER'S COMFORTABLY ONE
By DAN AQUILANTE
June 1, 2007 -- 'DO you want a brownie?"
A question that seemed as appropriate at Roger Waters' solo extravaganza
featuring a performance of "Dark Side of the Moon" as it would at a church
Of course, mama would tell you don't take food from a stranger, but mama
didn't come to the concert at the Garden Wednesday, and what was the harm
in gobbling a brownie?
In this case, none.
Sugar seemed to be the main ingredient, but the gracious hippie offer -
hitched to a willingness to trust a stranger - said that even though
decades have passed since "Dark Side" was released, the music, its creator
and the fans not only haven't changed, the Floydian concert experience has
stood the test of time.
Videos played on a stagewide screen, klieg lights flashed, fire pots
exploded and lasers re-created the famous white light entering a pyramid
and exiting as a rainbow. And then there were the life-size spaceman and
the giant flying pig inflatables that floated in the rafters of the
Yet beneath the gimmicks, there was the music.
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I went in with low expectations and was very impressed!!
Amazing!!! Rock and Roll at it's finest......LIVE!!!
I went last night and drove from Philadelphia. In the 200 level to his
left of the stage. The show was well thought out and well done. effects,
lighting and timing all on time. I also like him ripping geogie and tony
another one. The floating pig and astronaut were gravy. Who knew that a 50
year old and his 17 year old son would be singing pink floyd songs in
Saturday night in Philadelphia at the Wachovia Spectrum will be the 6th
time I'm seeing Roger since 1999 and the 2nd time around for "Dark Side".
Let me tell you the tickets are worth every damn penny. I paid 1400 bucks
last year for 4 tickets in the 3rd row..... This year I went with 400 for
2 in the 16th row right in the middle... I bought tickets without a second
thought because the show is so ridiculously AWESOME.!!
I've been to hundreds of concerts over the years and 9 out of 10 are
disappointing to me .... I cant stand when they deviate from the music in
concert and put their own spin on songs... Roger does none of that. You
hear CD quality music onstage and live you cannot believe how phenomenal
the sound is after all these years! Enjoy and I will see you on the dark
good to see the two waters boys together, but I honestly prefer David
Gilmour in concert.
Great Sound At Philly Last Night.True Pros in Action, Know How To Give You
your money's worth
after seeing pink floyd a half dozen times in the 70's,beginning with the
71 spectrum "theatre" meddle show,i was a bit apprehensive 30 years later
mainly about someone other than gilmour playing guitar. tho roger is the
"heart" of floyd,gilmour's guitar sound is/was the groups signature.
well,lemme tell ya,30 years later last nights show at wachovia was as good
as any pink floyd show i ever saw,including the original dark side of the
moon tour.i'm not sure exactly who was playing which guitar leads on which
songs,but Dave Kilminster and Snowy White equaled or even surpassed
gilmour by playing every lick almost note for note
the entire band was tight and professional
if you're a floyd fan and you want to see a true pink floyd concert,then
don't miss this
This was without a doubt the best concert of the last two years! The
filmed effects, the pig, the sound and sights were all first class!
Besides dark side they played almost all of wish you were here as well! If
you can, you must see Roger Waters!
Wow- the only words I can say after seeing Roger Waters et al last night
at the Wachovia Center is WOW! I listened to Pink Floyd from the early
70's. For all of you who did psychodelics this will definitely create
flashbacks.... of the good kind, of course.
my husband and I were at the Wachovia Center (Philly) on Saturday night -
we're old pink floyd heads from the 70s when were very young teenagers -
phenominal sound, cool effects and top notch production, lyrically
perfect... all around excellent show that I highly recommend - only
downside, the two politically bent songs in the middle - but they were
over quickly so we'll give him his variance from the true pink floyd
greats we came to hear - 26 songs in total, worth every penny of our
tickets (left of stage, 20 rows up - pig came out right above our heads -
couldn't be much better!)
One of the best concerts I've ever seen!
Not as good as the GSAC concert in the fall of 2007 ---but still awesome!
i saw Mr waters in Ottawa Jun 6 and it is definitely one of the best shows
i have ever experienced. In 200 years they will be looking at Pink Floyd
the way Beethoven is now