I didn’t sleep much this weekend because I was too busy rocking my face off at the Roger Waters concert! Roger Waters brought his rock opera The Wall to San Francisoc and performed in front of a sold out crowd at AT&T Park. I can’t believe how awesome this show was. First – let me get this out of the way… my tickets were given to me by a buddy, and they were pretty hard to beat. I was 10 rows back down on the field. Brian Wilson of the Giants – Fear The Beard himself – was sitting right behind me rocking the entire time. The guy rules. I mean, if you had a bad time with those seats there is something wrong with you and you need to see a doctor. But anyways back to the show…
Roger wrote this album in 1979 with his band Pink Floyd. It is the third best selling rock album in America and the most successful rock opera of all time. For this tour Roger has created one of the most intricate stage setups ever, complete with a 200 foot wall and the largest high definition projection screen ever used in concert. If you’re not familiar, The Wall is an 84-minute long concept album based on the life and times of Pink. Pink struggles with authority his entire life. His dad is killed by Nazis. His teachers pick on him. Hey teacher, leave those kids along. He becomes a rock star, and gets married. But then he needs a dirty women, a dirty girl. And gets divorced. All of this is symbolized with the building of the wall. As the show progresses the wall is constructed until you can’t see the band or Roger.
Until the wall is torn down! Pink’s wall comes crashing down metaphorically, and on stage. I won’t give the entire show away, but if you go get ready to see giant flying pigs, puppets, nazi’s, communists, guns, kids, monsters, naked ladies, and a real life flying airplane.
Good times to be had for sure. So glad I went, and I hope you get a chance to see the show. Later.