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October 10th - SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA Print E-mail

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Capacity: TBA

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: One Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043-1352. MAP

Website: www.shorelineamp.com

Ticket scan - thanks to Bill 

SET LIST - October 10th
 
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.

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

Do not read on if you don't want surprises to be spoilt, regarding what the band played!

Despite a voice that is reportedly showing signs of strain, Roger and his band performed a storming penultimate show at the Shoreline. The setlist has remained unchanged throughout the US leg of his tour, with Roger obviously happy with the selection and flow of the concert.

Tomorrow night, the band head up to Seattle for the final show of the tour, at the Key Arena. We're sure that they will go out with a bang, and those going to this concert are certain to have a good time.

With Roger mentioning to a few fans in the last week about the plans for 62 concerts next year, speculation is now rife on what those dates will bring, and where he will perform. Once we have OFFICIAL information on the dates from Roger's manager, we will let you know, but until then we feel there is no point in discussing this - so please don't email us asking if he'll be playing at venue X or in country Y. If and when we get the details from Roger's manager, we will of course let you know.

In the meantime, let's celebrate what has proved to be a great tour... and if you are going to tomorrow night's finale, have a great time and tell us about it!

PRESS REVIEWS

There will be reviews of this show in a number of the local newspapers, and we will give you details of these, and the websites you can read them on, here. The first of these can be read over at the Mercury News website.

SHOW REVIEW

By BD contributor, Ryan P

I am too young to have ever seen Pink Floyd live so this show along with the David Gilmour "On An Island" show in Oakland back in April may be the closest I will ever get to seeing them. With that said, I knew that this would not be a Pink Floyd show, but I was blown away nevertheless.

As 8 PM hit, there were still a ton of people outside making their way towards the venue so the show was postponed about twenty minutes. That gave me enough time to go pick up a t-shirt and a program, which is probably the nicest program I have ever bought at a concert.

I have watched the In The Flesh DVD many times so I thought I pretty much knew what kind of show I was going to be seeing, but I was wrong. Tonight it looked like Roger was working his ass off. He was all over the stage and he would often start walking up the aisles as the spotlight followed. Many people have said that Roger was using pre-recorded backing vocals, but it really didn't sound like he was tonight.

I thought that Leaving Beirut was a very interesting song and it was pretty cool the way that they presented it. I heard absolutely no boos during the song. I'm sure many more people will review the quality of the sound and how the band played and such, so I'll skip that. However, I will say that I thought that Dave Kilminster did an EXCELLENT job on guitar. Of course, he was no David Gilmour, but I don't think that anybody could quite play like him but I beleive that Kilminster did an amazing job.

Dark Side of the Moon sounded just as awesome as I thought it would sound, but it seemed to fly by so fast. My favorite moment of the show was when the pig came out during "Sheep". As the song was about to end, the pig made it's way to the lawn area and was eventually let go into the sky. I wonder if that confused anybody over at the NASA base a few miles away. At the end of the first set, Roger got on the microphone and asked "Has anyone seen my pig?" The crowd went crazy and then he smiled and said "shit happens!"

Everything about this show was great. I was going into this expecting this NOT to be a Pink Floyd show, but somehow I feel like I have seen Pink Floyd as I type this. This has been a great year for Pink Floyd fans and hopefully we will get more when 2007 rolls around.

SHOW REVIEW

By BD contributor, William Buckley

We just got in from a very special night indeed.

Roger and the band were in fine form tonight. It is a very emotional experience seeing these songs played with such fervor and precision, and I am very happy to have been able to see an amazing show.

I will avoid the obvious trappings and try not to compare this show to Dave's show earlier this year, although one cannot walk away from Roger's performance without feeling that you have seen the "meatier" side of Pink Floyd.

The set started out with a bang with In the Flesh and hit a high point with Set the Controls. I expected things to plateau there but was pleasantly surprised with the rest of the set. Shine on and Have a Cigar were standouts.

The tracks from The Final Cut take on new meaning in this war torn time we are living in and the emotions that surface from seeing this show can really get your brain spinning.

Leaving Beirut was accepted very well in this land of liberals and again the presentation was incredible. Sheep was another highlight and I was honestly saddened that the first set was over.

The Dark Side set came on and I was almost expecting to be let down after seeing Dave and Co perform it so many times. I am happy to say that the songs sounded new and fresh all over again and Roger's delivery and intensity transcended the classic album and made it sound like we were listening to it for the first time. The guitar solos all sounded as good if not better than the album and the sax enjoyed the same treatment. The band was certainly on it's game for this show.

After the Dark Side set Roger came back out for his encore and it was over. It all happened so fast.

The images used on the background were so very touching. One could not help but feel a wide range of emotion throughout the concert. At times I felt happy, sad, and felt pain at the images of the poor children in the world and what they have to endure. This concert was able to encapsulate everything we love and abhor in the world today, and can we expect anything more from a Rock and Roll band?

Tonight we were able to experience greatness firsthand. Tonight we saw the soul of Pink Floyd.

I will remember this night for the rest of my life and can walk away from the concert knowing that there are still people in the world who care about the sorry state of affairs we have today.

The concert experience solidifies the point that there is no other song writer like Roger Waters.

SHOW REVIEW

By BD contributor, Craig Dean

Snowy was off a bit early on but the band got into sync soon after. Stunning audio/visual experience. Best actually. Seen Floyd 87,88,94x2, Roger 2000. The Pig flew. Great venue, great crowd. Good vibes. Fave moment: "Any Colour You Like".

SHOW REVIEW

By BD contributor, Gerard Boulanger

Yeah, yeah, after attending many PF concerts from 1974 in Europe and 1977 in the US, the only thing I can tell coming right back from this RW show in Shoreline / SFO is: not very good at all.

I am talking about the political messages. I do not care about this, but I do care about the PF sound and touch, so special, so strong and yet so soft in the meantime.

This show was too much on the rock side to me, especially the drummer who played like the AC/DC one….

RW bass was ok, nothing more, sorry, but his voice was absolutely off and I felt sorry for him many times. Lip sync? Not all the time, but for about half of the show. He was almost not there during DSOTM and gave the vocals to 2 other guitar players (very good by the way).

The only good thing was the fantastic voice of this lady all the way through DSOTM. It was a rip off and I am right now listening to the re mastered DSOTM to try to erase the bad memory of the tonight show.


 
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