Concert starts: 9pm
|Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Rome
|Ticket scan - thanks to Paolo
Address of venue: Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30, 00196 Roma. MAP
FIRST HALF: Castellorizon,
On An Island, The Blue, Red Sky At Night, This Heaven, Then I Close My
Eyes, Take A Breath, Smile, A Pocketful Of Stones, Where We Start.
SECOND HALF: Shine
On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1-5), Wearing The Inside Out, Dominoes, Fat
Old Sun, Breathe/Time/Breathe reprise, High Hopes, Echoes.
ENCORE: Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb.
The final show in the mainland
Europe leg of David's 2006 tour was held in the wonderful Sala Santa
Cecilia in Rome. This was the same venue used for the live premiere of
Roger Waters' opera, Ca Ira, last November, and is a great place to see
Initial reports coming in are
that the show was another stormer - the perfect acoustics of the venue
suiting the (again tweaked) set list...
The action now pauses for just
over a week, with the band and the two juggernauts of equipment hopping
over the Atlantic in readiness for the two shows at New York's Radio
City Music Hall.
By Carolina Lamarca
Well how to start... as you know,
the Auditorium is a stunning place even if the sound is not perfect and
even if it wasn't made for rock concerts, but the atmosphere is
The concert started at 9.00pm,
and as you can see from the set list above, is a little bit different
from the show in Milan where David played "Coming Back To Life" instead
of "Dominoes" on the second show. David and his band went out on stage
with a blue smoke all around and the sound of "on an island"; when he
first took his guitar the audience realised it was all real!
After the first song David gave a
greeting in Italian ("buonasera e grazie") and introduced the band.
There was a standing ovation for Richard Wright (of course), and for
the other members, and I would like to say that I was so happy to see
the amazing Dick Parry playing sax, and the talented Jon Carin singing
i have to say that there was no
imperfection in the first half of the show, the band was fantastic and
David was great singing at his best, the sound was good and the lights
The second half opened with
"Shine On" (a great emotion); then they played "Wearing The Inside
Out", "Dominoes" (when David mentioned Syd Barrett there was an
ovation) and "Fat Old Sun" (acoustic guitar...amazing!).
On "Breathe" David missed the
first word (breathe) due to a technical problem and he turned to Guy
Pratt. They both were smiling, but the execution was great, and so it
was for "Time" and "High Hopes". Then there was a surprise for all of
us, when they played "Echoes"...
The show closed with "Wish You
Were Here" and "Comfortably Numb" with a great Richard Wright vocal.
The band stayed on stage for 2 or 3 minutes to thank the audience. It
was a great show, technically perfect and very very emotional.