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June 18th - TERRA VIBE PARK, MALAKASSA, GREECE Print E-mail

Terra Vibe Park, Malakassa (Athens), Greece
Terra Vibe Park, Malakassa (Athens)
Terra Vibe Park, Malakassa (Athens), Greece Ticket scan
Ticket scan - thanks to George Kargiolakis
 
Capacity: 20,000

Concert starts: 9pm

Address of venue: Terra Vibe, Malakassa, 37th km National Road Athens-Lamia, Greece. MAP

Website: www.terravibe.gr, www.didimusic.gr


Our friend George Kargiolakis has been in contact regarding this show. It is being promoted by Did Music, and in their press release (translated by George), they say:

    The GROUPE F company will be responsible for the production of the visual and sound effects of Roger Waters world tour.

    Groupe F is a company responsible for the starting and closing ceremonies of Athens Olympic Games. The press release of the company presents Groupe F, which is a company responsible for the effects during the opening and closing ceremonies of Athens Olympic Games, the new millenium celebrations at Eiffel Tower in Paris etc.

    One of the effects will be the burning sun, 45 metres high, hanging from the sky, which will create temporary light compositions, leaving a final standing footprint in the dark of the night. The scale when comparing to the people will be natural.


SET LIST
 
FIRST HALF: In The Flesh, Mother, Set The Controls For the Heart Of The Sun, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Have A Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Southampton Dock, The Fletcher Memorial Home, Perfect Sense parts 1 and 2, Leaving Beirut, Sheep.
SECOND HALF: Dark Side of the Moon. ENCORE: The Happiest Days Of Our Lives, Another Brick In The Wall (Pt 2), Vera, Bring the Boys back Home, Comfortably Numb.


COMMENTS

Roger's tour has now reached Greece, playing at Terra Vibe Park near Athens. Ecstatic fans welcomed him and his band to a country where there are many Floyd fans, but sadly few opportunities to see their heroes.

Turkey is the next destination on the tour, playing the capital city of Istanbul...

Our thanks to panastros31 for all the great photos on this page.

Roger Waters, Terra Vibe, Athens  Roger Waters, Terra Vibe, Athens

SHOW REVIEW

By BD contributor, Mike

Sunday, June 18, 2006, 7:20 pm. The traffic jam in the Athens - Lamia national road near Terra Vibe (Malakassa, Attica) is more than 3 km long, and cars still arrive... More than one hour to reach a potential parking place, being ---fortunately enough--- only(!!!) another 3 km from the other side of the entrance, a distance that has to be walked at a swift pace in order to be on time for the show... Finally, we made it at 9:05 pm, just on the applause following "In The Flesh"!

And yet, it was worth every single second of effort, to be among the audience of a completely fascinating performance by a real artist, managing to give the quintessence of his lyrics and music in a way so well beyond things mundane and trivial; he seemed to communicate with the people in a soul-to-soul level!

The overall show was as impressive as it can be, with all the visual and sound effects that have become standard for a Roger Waters and his Band (Flickering Flame?) performance. All the extremely gifted musicians and the golden-throated female singer trio were absolutely devoted to their act, giving their best selves to serve this incredible combination of music and lyrics, managing to emphasize their significance and real value.

Some highlights of a dreamy performance:

  • Real shivering go up and down the spine of die-hard Floydians at the half-whispered singing during "Set The Controls..."
  • Overwhelming reactions of the audience as Syd appeared on screen during "Shine On...", while Roger seemed to feel deep in his heart each word he was singing
  • A sequence of heart-felt interpretations of the non - Pink Floyd songs by Roger, culminating on a really moving "Leaving Beirut". Bet that during this song, tears were not to be excluded from the eyes of some part of the audience!
  • A whole sonic herd of sheep coming from all around in the start of the eponymous song
  • Dark Side of the Moon; just that! Heavenly vocals on "The Great Gig...", while Syd is coming back in one's mind once again as flying brains and a whole lot of (unidentified?) pills overflow the screen
  • Everybody dancing at "Another Brick... - Pt.2". This seems to be the most popular song among the audience, in the age range from 9 to 99 years!!!
  • The two huge natural gas torches, by each side of the stage, spitting more than 20 m high flames towards the sky and warming people as far as 40 m away!
  • The firework blast at the very end of the show.
Having also attended the (Rogerless) Pink Floyd gig in Athens (Olympic Stadium), back on 31 May 1989, let me paraphrase a little Roger's lyrics: "This band was just fantastic / That was really what we think / Oh, by the way, HE was Pink (... Floyd)!"

At the end of the encore, he said: "Ime poly haroumenos pou ime edho..." (Greek, meaning "I am very glad to be here"). For granted Rog, we all were too!

SHOW REVIEW

By BD contributor, nikolidakisp

UNBELIEVABLE!

I just can’t believe what happened last night! It was a dream? It was a fantasy? Was it real? It’s 12 am and I didn’t notice that the show was gone! I just wanted more! I NEED more! It was 9 pm and HE came in front of us. There HE stood, ready to take us away, and far beyond…

Roger Waters, Terra Vibe, Athens  Roger Waters, Terra Vibe, Athens

He just say “etimi?” The show took place in earth and the crowd is in 7 skies! Greatest moments… mmm, Set the controls… Us and them… Comfortably numb … Am I crying? Hope to see HIM again and again … On a show, because I’m sure I’m going to find him in his place at Pilio!

SHOW REVIEW

By BD contributor, panastros31

The photos say everything... I feel like I was born just yesterday...Fantastic event, Overwhelming Show, Breath-taking & Flawless Performance, Life-Changing Experience...

Roger Waters, Terra Vibe, Athens  Roger Waters, Terra Vibe, Athens

Athens is still shining.... Roger's eyes were sparkling as they did many years ago when he and the rest of the Floydz were seeking for inspiration, experimenting throughout the Greek islands... 30.000 people could not stop singing and dancing for almost three hours.

His first - and hopefully not last - visit to Greece met the audiences applause like never before. The brilliance of his composing skills along with his unquestionably fabulous on-stage gigs, rocked the audience and woke up memories.

The crowd stood still craving for setlist to be even more extended but sadly this never happened... 3 hours were much too few to enjoy in front of his majesty's presence...

The Wall between him and us never existed...
Time was ticking away and we felt helpless...
Roger, Roger, Roger....!!!!

Roger Waters, Terra Vibe, Athens  Roger Waters, Terra Vibe, Athens

Dimitris-Takis-Aggelos-Kostas still trembling.... Terra-Vibe proved too small-a-place for an artist of his grandeur!!!

 
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