|Tweeter Center At The Waterfront
|Ticket scan - thanks to Stephen Sluka
Concert starts: 8pm
Address of venue: 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ 08103. MAP
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
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.
With the band and equipment
having dried themselves following the wet and windy Jones Beach show,
the audience were treated to another great show. Those who have been to
successive shows are all agreeing that the band are playing better as
each show unfolds.
The tour now moves to Detroit,
Michigan, playing at the Palace Of Auburn Hills. If you are going, have
a great time and tell us about it!
There have been reviews of this
show in a number of the local newspapers, and one of these can be read
online at the respective publication's website: the Philadelphia Inquirer.
By BD contributor, Walt
Just got in from the Camden show,
what can one say? I have seen Roger on his previous 3 tours (1st
concert ever was Pros and Cons with Clapton!). This was by far his
best! It was an incredible show across the board. The music, sound,
lights, movies were all fantastic!
Same set list as in the previous
shows of the tour. Highlights were: Set the Controls (fantastic), Shine
On (the pics of Syd were very moving!), Leaving Beirut (no boos!) and
Dark Side was so well done! Great
updated movies! Words cannot describe the emotions of witnessing this
incredible album played live in its entirely! Did any one notice during
the final verse of Money, as the record was spinning a very lite David
lifemask appeared from the Wall? I think I saw it any way!
Also, the first song on the radio was "We'll meet again" by Vera Lee! Nice touch!
This was one of the best concerts
I have ever seen. Roger was definitely trying to make his point. This
was the best band he has had on the road. This is a must see show!
By BD contributor, Ryan
I just got back from the Camden, NJ show. I won't waste time with too many details, but I will give you a few key points.
Roger and the band took the stage
at 8:20pm. However, the show DID start at 8:00pm as stated. I think
many people have been ignoring the fact that the first 20 minutes of
the concert... is actually a pre-recorded bit that takes place on
stage. A bottle of whiskey is slowly nipped away at... and a cigarette
is smoked... by some unseen figure. Meanwhile, this "person" listens to
the radio... until Roger takes the stage, of course.
The concert was great. The crowd
was obnoxious... typical for Camden... but even that couldn't detract
from how well the band performed. Roger could not stop smiling the
I just saw David Gilmour in March
(NYC). I also saw Roger a few years ago. Having seen them both, I can
easily state that David is a true musician, and Roger is a true
performer. A true showman. The man just seemed so happy to be
performing for us. It really made everything 10 times more enjoyable.
Anyway... "Leaving Beirut" was
EXTREMELY well received by the crowd. No booing (that I could hear).
However, it did illicit a lot of applause both during the song and
immediately following it.
For me, the best performances of the night (in order)
The giant pig flying into the night sky just made Sheep even more incredible.
- Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
- Have a Cigar
Personally, the DSOTM portion of
the concert was lacking. Without David and Rick singing, Dark Side
isn't the same. And I don't care... I just did not care for the guy
that was trying to imitate Gilmour on guitar.
All things said, the first half
of the night was much more enjoyable. I honestly could have skipped the
second half of the show and felt as though I got more than my moneys
Piggie in Camden - picture thanks to Ryan "Poppa" Thompson
By BD contributor, Robert Norton
Last night in Camden New Jersey
while overlooking our great city of Philadelphia...it finally made
sense. Coming from a father of the 60s I was raised on the sounds of
great masters of rock and roll.
But until last night...i never
experienced actually being a part of the music. The most amazing show
ive ever seen in my life and it is almost depressing that I know now
that I will never experience anything like that again.
The lyrics and the message of the
songs of pink floyd are as relevant if not more relevant today as they
were when the people of the world first heard, Dark side of the Moon
and The Wall.
A united feeling of humanity was felt and heard throughout the world by The people and the music last night.
I never actually felt apart of something larger than myself until last night.
It was religious. I felt as if
the whole world was in the stadium with me and roger waters was our god
speaking the gospel. Thank you.
By BD contributor, Todd Kale
All in all, an awesome show. I'd
last seen Waters in 2000 and while an indoor venue (Universal
Amphitheater) was better suited to experience the Quad Sound, this show
made up for it with much more energy, showmanship and great visuals.
The first half was definitely the
highlight with Shine On, Set The Controls, Sheep and Leaving Beirut
(I'd love to see that film/comic included in any future CD/DVD release
- Neal Adams and Bill Sienkiewicz (www.nealadams.com/rogerwaters/waters.htm) did an amazing job) being especially moving.
Dark Side was missing a lot minus
Wright, Mason & Gilmour (maybe I'm prejudiced against guitarists in
leather pants and vests); however GGITS as well as ACYL and BD/E really
I do have to agree with one of
the reviewers, this crowd was particularly obnoxious. I saw PF in 94
and RW in 00 and both times you could hear a pin drop. Screaming out
the names of the songs during the first few bars or praising the
harmonies of GGITS WHILE trying to sing along yourself I just don't get.
I was also concerned that RW
might be moved to cancel the show had he learned of the number of
people playing MLOR and/or DB in the parking lot before hand.
By BD contributor, Stephen Cerone
When I woke up on Saturday
morning, it was raining and I thought, "oh great." But by 6 PM, the sun
had come out and the evening was dry and around 70 degrees...perfect
outdoor concert weather. From what I remember, the set list was the
same as the previous shows on the North American leg. Here are some of
The band was tight. No complaints with the musicianship.
Roger's vocals sounded fine. I was concerned after Live 8, but he sounded A-OK at this show.
The woman who sings the solo on Great Gig In The Sky nailed it. She did great and got a nice ovation from the crowd.
It was fantastic to hear Sheep
and Have A Cigar. I have to say, as well, that Have A Cigar sounded
more muscular and powerful live than the recorded version. And I hardly
ever like live versions of songs better than their recorded
counterparts. I liked the way he did Vera and Bring the Boys Back Home
prior to Comfortably Numb. Sad to think how poignant Bring the Boys
Back Home is right now. We never learn, do we?
The pig came out during Sheep and made the rounds through the crowd, then was let go toward the end, to a big cheer.
The quad sound wasn't as
prominent as I thought it would be. It was most noticeable on the
animal sounds at the beginning of Sheep and the heartbeat at the
beginning and end of Dark Side. Quite honestly, I don't know why Roger
doesn't do this tour at indoor venues where the sound would be better.
There's a limit to how good an outdoor show can sound.
I liked the extra bursts of sound during On The Run. A nice way to "update" the song.
I didn't hear any boos after
Leaving Beirut. In fact, the crowd seemed pretty oblivious to the whole
controversy surrounding that song on this tour.
All in all, a very enjoyable
show. Though I did find myself thinking, a few times, man, I wish the
four of them would do a tour again together.
Hey, one can dream, right?
By BD contributor, Tony Morelli
Here are my notes from this show:
- Great Gig in the Sky was a
stand-out --- that chick nailed it in a *serious* way. The crowd was
stunned -- giving ovations at three parts throughout the song, and
listening in hushed amazement at the rest. A definite highlight.
- Leaving Beirut -- I heard
differently than the other two reviews here -- there were definite boos
at the end of the song. Someone mentioned the crowd being obnoxious --
they were, insomuch as many got up to get their beer refills during The
Final Cut songs and Leaving Beirut. Otherwise, I thought we were
collectively pretty in focus. At the end of the night Roger called us
"fantastic" (which I suppose could be interpreted as back-handed
reference to Have A Cigar but I don't think it was!)
- I thought Snowy White was
pretty lame. He did not seem into it. Everyone else laid it all out. I
thought the long-haired lead guy did an excellent job, although his
stage presence is kinda forced. But he's got a great telecaster and he
uses it well. Graham Broad did a great job as well -- he lost a couple
of sticks at the mid/beginning part of Time, but he recovered quickly
and followed through with a thunderous lead-in to an excellent
rendition of that song.
- Shine On was touching. I was
pretty distracted at one moment by some guy in shorts and no shirt,
with cigarette in hand, completely freaking out and getting dragged
away by about 6 or 7 security folks. He was seriously flipping out
- The Pig was great, with a few
bubbles for effect. Since the Tweeter is covered in the front, the
folks in the lawn seating section got to see the pig fly away. I was
under the covered part -- by the time the pig got to the back
everyone's attention was back to the front of the stage (and there were
flames shooting from in front of the screen) so a lot of people had no
idea that the pig went flying off.
- Rog did a good job covering up
his lip-synching during a couple of the Final Cut songs. It really
didn't matter much -- it was still him in his "current day" voice
giving the performance.
- Rog really did seem to be
enjoying himself. He puts on a great performance. He gives the crowd
exactly what they want -- acknowledgement that we love his music. He
enjoys right on with the rest of us.
- Set the Controls, always great --- I love seeing him sing such an old song from his deep past. Great stuff.
- On The Run was pretty forceful.
You know, the Dark Side portion of the concert was all-in-all
incredible. Any Colour You Like was a great jam. Ian Ritchie *really*
nailed Us and Them.
- Vera was awesome, loved that.
And Bring the Boys Back Home was done in all it's b-side of Tigers
Broke Free long-cut glory. In the context of the existing war, it was
- Comfortably Numb was wonderful,
of course, but I must say the guitar solo at the end did not meet my
expectations. I again attribute that to Snowy White's seeming lack of
effort / interest. That may not be fair, but that was my take on it.
Having seen Gilmour's floyd in '89, I would say that that was the one
portion of the show that I really missed David -- that's really *his*
piece moreso than any other. Money can be replicated, but Comfortably
Numb solo is really all about Gilmour. Dave's sweet voice for Wish You
Were Here would be nice as well, along with his scat/solo, but I like
seeing Rog sing his own lyrics anyhow.
- Rog really went off during
Another Brick. If you're going to the show, be sure to appreciate what
he does on bass while the other guys are soloing. Rog laid it out.
All in all -- fantastic performance. You could not possibly be disappointed!
By BD contributor, Nathaniel Wiseley
Okay, so I’m only 18, and I have
no other Floydian experience to compare this show to, but I have seen
more major concerts in the last ten years, than most people see in
their lifetimes. Roger Waters at the Camden Waterfront Tweeter Center
on September 16, 2006 was the greatest show I’ve ever had the privilege
My parents have trained me to
like the Floyd since I could understand music, but I truly got into
them when I was 13, listening to The Wall, when I realized it was a
story… that fascinated me. Since then, I’ve owned and many times over
listened to every studio release from Piper to The Division Bell, and
even their solo recordings. I am not your average young Dark
Side/WYWH/Animals/Wall fan. I understood before going into this show
that I was seeing ¼ of my favorite band. Here’s the rundown of the
greatest concert I’ve ever been to.
I liked that the music preceding
the event was part of the show, evidenced by the hand that showed
itself turning the radio dial on the huge crystal clear screen when the
song changed, most impressively to play the Vera Lynn song that “Vera”
is based on.
The other music played was largely Neil Young and Chuck Berry.
In the Flesh: Started at 8:30
sharp, and as one might imagine, there was a lot of pyrotechnics in “In
the Flesh”, and the song was performed amazingly well. I only wish they
introduced this like they had on The Wall tours… I also wish they
segued this into “Run Like Hell”, but no such luck.
Mother: Another perfect rendition
of a classic, I’m glad he did this because it’s one of my fathers
favorites, and one he and I often play on our guitars together. (I was
there with my father, mother and brother).
Set the Controls for the Heart of
the Sun: This was the first time I heard the surround sound system come
into play, it rumbled around us as a rising sun was projected behind
the band, I was really impressed. They performed this well, a great
jam. I’m glad Roger went into the back catalogue for this one.
Shine On…: If I remember the
parts right, they played parts 2-5. I sort of missed the guitar solo in
part 1, as I believe “Shine On…” is some of Gilmour’s best work. But I
was quite happy with what I got. White, Fairweather-Low, and Kilminster
know exactly what they’re doing, and it shows. I believe clips of the
original “Scarecrow” video were used as a backdrop to this song.
Have a Cigar: This is my
girlfriend’s favorite Pink Floyd song, so I called her up during it so
she could listen. I thought Roger handled the vocals well, and the
solos at the end were great.
Wish You Were Here: The classic
radio intro played right into a perfect rendition of the song. At least
4 or 5 band members played guitar on this one. It was obvious that
Roger worked his ass off to sing this, as his performance on this song
wasn’t so great at Live 8. I was a little disappointed that the cough
in the intro was omitted. Nice shots of Syd for this song, may he rest
Southampton Dock: I don’t remember much of this one, I think I sat down for it.
The Fletcher Memorial Home: I
don’t like The Final Cut much, but this and “Not Now John” were my two
favorites from it (I believe it’s a Roger Waters solo album performed
by Pink Floyd). I was VERY impressed with Rogers vocals on this, and I
do not believe he lip-synched, I saw zero evidence of this. A very cool
video freely expressing his liberal views was enjoyed by myself and my
family, but not by all.
Perfect Sense: Wow, just wow. I
really enjoy this song, and the woman who sang almost made me faint she
was so perfect. The space man was really cool too, however I was
disappointed that “he” didn’t travel out into the audience.
Leaving Beirut: This was the
controversial song. I enjoyed it very much, and agreed with the lyrical
content. Although once it was over Roger received more than “boo-ing”,
more like, “F**k you a**hole!!”. The way the conservatives in the crowd
act you’d think they never listened to a Pink Floyd album, you ever
heard of Animals?
Sheep: My favorite song from
Animals, hands down. I loved every minute of it and danced its entire
length, despite being hit by objects from the people sitting down
behind me. I’m so glad that in my life, I got to see the pig live in
concert, it was quite a thrill, and again people had negative things to
say about the things written on the pig. I only wish this version had
the heavy guitar sound that the album version had.
Intermission: The bathroom was so packed, I used the sink… and got back just in time for the opening heartbeat of Dark Side.
Speak to Me/Breathe: The surround
sound put me in shock, and my Dad got back from using the proper
facilities in the bathroom just in time for the opening Emadd9 of
Breathe. This is also when the older couple behind us kindly shared
their treat with us; I declined until the rest of my family accepted,
when I did, I felt like I had never been closer to family than that
moment, I will always remember that moment. Anyway, the song was done
great, and Kilminster did a great job on the lead vocal. I’m also quite
happy that the center screen transformed into the famous circular “Mr.
On the Run: Too cool for words,
being in the middle of the song like that was almost too much for me to
handle, it was one of the greatest feelings I ever felt, hell I love it
in stereo, let alone this amazing setup they had!! A little
disappointed that a real plane didn’t crash into the stage at the end,
as my parents saw about 32 years ago. Mr. Screen displayed trains and
race cars throughout this one, also the plane crash.
Time: Great drumming on the intro
of this one, again the surround was put to great and effective use
regaurding the clocks and bells. I liked the vocal arrangement here,
Roger on lead, and the women on the chorus, it worked well, but at
times the chorus girls were close to inaudible. Perfect solo on this
one. I liked how a lot of the original video was used for this.
Great Gig: Phenomenal, that’s all. The woman who sang Perfect Sense, did it again with Claire Torry’s vocal.
Money: Perfect, and too cool.
Stage illuminated in green for this one, and a great set of solos here.
Again with the surround sound, those change effects never sounded so
Us and Them: Beautiful, flawless,
every solo, verse, lyric, note done perfectly. I love this song for the
dynamic change from verse to chorus and back… I could really feel it
here. A lot of overt political message were portrayed on Mr. Screen
Any Colour: Played like the record, performed like a jam, really cool.
Brain Damage: Great, one of my
brothers favorites, it was cool, the sound was a bit more crisp than on
the record. The best part of this song, the flawless transition from
it’s 4/4 meter to Eclipses ¾, was as perfect as on the record.
Eclipse: Totally astonishing,
building a grandiose orchestra of rock towards the end, just like on
the record, to culminate in one of my favorite lyrics, “Everything
under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the moon”. My
brother claims that he felt a “religious” experience at the final
chord… I think mine was at the first chord of Breathe.
The heart beat faded out, the
Irish doorman giving us our final message. Sad to say I didn’t hear
“Ticket to Ride” fading out with it.
I believe my brother may have been crying at the end of this performance.
Happiest Days/Another Brick 2:
“Happiest Days…” seemed a bit weak to me, but the flawless transition
into “Another Brick…” saved it for me. “Another Brick…” was cool
because it featured an extended solo, and a third verse. The helicopter
was heard over the surround sound, and creatively cut Roger Waters off
Vera/Bring the Boys: I don’t know
why he chose to do “Vera” here, but I’m glad he did, I like the song
and never thought I’d hear it live, this was foreshadowed by the radio
being tuned to the original Vera Lynn song at the beginning. “Bring the
Boys…” was powerful, and relevant. It seemed longer than the album
version, but I’m not sure.
Comfortably Numb: The “Is There
Anybody Out There?” transition into this was the last great thing to
amaze me through the sound system. And The final song was replicated
quite well, with note for note soloing, and a great vocal performance.
All together, the best show I’ve
ever seen. The only time I’ve ever been to this venue when it’s been
sold out. I’ve heard rumors that he may come around again. I hope he
does, as I’d like to go with my Floyd loving friends.
By BD contributor, cmckeever22
I just have to write and say this
has been one of the best concerts I have been to in a very long time.
Roger Waters and his band were incredible. Every song he played was
right on track! Is was an honor to hear "Dark side of the moon played
live! It was just an amazing concert and everyone up on that lawn sang
in harmony all night...Most enjoyable night...:)
By BD contributor, Christian Austin
I just finished catching up on
sleep after getting none on the night of the show in Camden. It was, as
expected, the greatest performance I'd ever seen. All the friends that
were with me agreed. The opening was excellent. The theme of an old
fashioned radio could not be better fit and Roger managed to use it
through the entire first half. Highlights of the first half were: Set
the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (Snowy's solo was a face melter),
Leaving Beruit (no boo's thank god, I would have been so emabarassed),
and Sheep. The second half was flawless, DSOTM was exactly what we
wanted, little variation on the songs we love. On the Run was heart
pounding, the solo's on Money were really sound. Although I wanted to
hear Andy Fairweather Low do a Money solo, the newby was absolutely
exceptional. All and all the best show I've ever seen, I wish I could
do it all again.
By BD contributor, Kat S
I just wanted to add a bit more
to what everyone else here has said. The perspective of the peanut
gallery. We were not obnoxious. We were giddy with glee. We all stood
during the entire show. We danced. We swayed. We cried. All as one. Our
friends had tickets close to the stage and abandoned them to stand with
us because there was not as much enthusiasm up front as we had in the
back. We were giving back as much love and appreciation as Roger was on
I heard zero booing during or
after Leaving Beirut, only thunderous applause and cheers. A few folks
think that's because we're ignorant of the politics surrounding this
song/show, but I'd like to say, give us Philadelphians a little more
credit than that, please. Everyone around me seemed to know exactly
what was happening and appreciated the message. It seemed to make Roger
happy enough to say, "Thank you Philly, we need more people like you
We took the subway/ferry to show
and stopped in Center City to enjoy a few pints of Belgian brew before
the show. At every place we stopped, they were playing Roger Waters. I
thought that was the biggest salute to Roger that we as a city could
offer. And with that, I'd like to thank Roger for sharing his mind with
us. It's an honor to live in the same lifetime with an artist as
profound as he.
By BD contributor, Charles Ashko
First off I have seen every Roger
& Floyd related tour since the 1984 Clapton Tour of "Pro's and
Cons". The show I saw at MSG on Tuesday was by far the best Roger
Waters Show and maybe the best Pink Floyd show I have ever seen. So I
decided that I must see this show again while I have the chance.
The Stage set up for the show was
terrible. The Speakers having no room above the stage were set on the
sides of the stage which meant that anyone slightly off center had the
speakers blocking the Screen behind that band which was a MAJOR part of
this show. The sound was very low the first half and a little louder
the second half. MSG sounded FANTASTIC!!
The show was the same with the
exceptions of the Space Man only flying around the stage & the Pig
Being held up by roadie which was very Spinal Tap compared the past
The Crowd at Camden might have
been the worst I have experienced in my 22 years of going to concerts.
Behind me were several drunk & ignorant fans. The type that have to
sing the words to the songs before the performer does to show they know
and LOVE the song. In between Lyrics one must yell ROOOGGEEERRR!!!!
In front of me was the "I must
stand during every song" regardless of the fact that NO ONE behind them
can see or that no one in front of them was standing up and when asked
to please sit refused. These are NOT the Floyd Fans I have been going
to shows with for over 20 years.
Camden is a Corporate
Amphitheater like the PNC. A Bad acoustics Summer venue that is not set
up for a concert experience. Just a Cash cow for some Corporation that
is only worried about filling seats and selling Food and Beverages.
I really wish Roger would stick
to Arena's and Theaters. The PNC Art (some call it Narc due to the
Police State Environment) Center and this place are the worst two
venues in the Tri-State area. I will not see any more shows at either
of these venues and strongly suggest avoiding them whenever possible.
By BD contributor, schynoweth
The lunatics were CERTAINLY on
the grass last night! Since the second it was over I haven't been able
to think about it and stop saying "WOW!"; but "WOW!" isn't even
expressive enough in my opinion to describe last night. I don't know if
there ARE any words that would do it justice.
Ive been a BIG Floyd fan for
years, and in recent years have gotten into Roger Waters' solo music.
This is my first experience EVER seeing Roger Waters and the whole day
for me, just that the concert HAPPENED seemed like nothing short of a
miracle; a TRUE religious experience as someone else's review said. Ive
read a few reviews that said the crowd was obnoxious? I dont know if
its just where I was sitting (by the cement steps in the center of the
grass), but everyone around there was NOTHING BUT NICE; the whole place
at one point was one big volley-ball game! Aside from the people I went
with, in all, I thought it was really a great group of people. Having
never seen Pink Floyd aside from when they peformed at Live 8, I really
dont have much of an opinion on who's better (Roger's guitarist NOW, or
David Gilmour). I mean David is an AWESOME guitarist no matter what,
but I think the guitarist he has in his band NOW did a very commendable
job with every song last night. Roger very clearly had a point to the
songs he played last night (as he ALWAYS seems to get his point across
in every song he WRITES), and he very obviously enjoyed himself so much
on stage. I'm in a wheelchair and so I had to watch good chunks of it
on the big screens, and even having to experience it THAT way, it was
AWESOME. Yeah, I was watching it on a screen, but I knew I was actually
there...make sense? And anyway, except for at some big parts I had my
eyes shut now and again just listening/feeling.
The one thing with the show that
I was unsure and kinda worried about was how Darkside would sound with
Rogers voice. On the album its mostly David Gilmour doing the singing,
and then on The Wall most of the songs are Roger. I just wasnt sure how
it would sound; but he pulled everything off really well. Guess thats
part of being a great showmen and truly enjoying what you do, huh? This
tour is DEFINITELY something I would recommend. Its only the day after
and Im wishing I was back there again! lol. DEFINITELY worth EVERY CENT
of the price of admission. Just to be in the parking lot BEFORE the
show was an experience in itself. Though I enjoyed every song he
played, some highlights for ME were, Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were
Here, Bring the Boys Back Home, Mother, Breathe and Time...and of
course the guitar in Shine On. Im sorry, Im a guitarist myself, I LOVE
great guitar, whoEVER is playing it. I really enjoyed Perfect Sense (1
and 2), though I wouldnt say it was a HIGHLIGHT of mine.
HOPEFULLY he will come around again sometime and I will get to catch that show.
Roger Waters, DEFINITELY a must see! TAKE THE FAMILY, SHARE IN THE WEALTH!
By BD contributor, Randy Madden
First I would like to tell you a
little about myself and my family. I'm 55 years old and have been
listening to Pink Floyd since 1969. I have seen Pink Floyd 5 times plus
David Gilmour's 2006 solo tour and just saw Roger Waters in Camden, NJ.
I have two sons (age 24 & 19) that are big Floyd fans also. My
oldest son's first concert was Pink Floyd in 1994. At the time my
youngest son was only 7 and I didn't take him. He hasn't let me live
that down yet.
My wife and I flew to Los Angeles
in 1980 to see "The Wall" concert. (The best and most amazing concert I
have ever seen) I live in New Orleans, LA and my whole family flew to
Chicago to see David Gilmour. We just went to Camden, NJ to see Roger
Waters. (Included my future daughter-in-law on this trip) I don't mind
telling anyone how proud I am that my sons are Pink Floyd fans.
I attribute this to the fact that
they are both musicians. Both started out playing the piano with one
changing to the guitar and the other drums. I think they like Pink
Floyd because they appreciate good musicians and good music. I have
included all of this information in order to show that I'm a true fan
of Pink Floyd. I would fly my whole family just about anywhere in the
world to see a reunion concert. OK, now I would like to give my opinion
on Roger's show in Camden, NJ.
It was a shame that my family's
discussions after the show started out with his political statements
instead of the music. First let me state that the music was great. The
only negative comment we had was about the lead guitarist trying to
sound like Gilmour instead of just playing the songs with his own style
as Doyle Bramhall did on Roger's last tour.
Roger's voice was great! I agree
with some of the other reviews about the crowd being obnoxious
especially during some of the slow songs. The sound system and visual
show were true to Pink Floyd performances. Truely amazing!
I don't know if you will print a
review with comments on Roger's political beliefs, but maybe you will
and Roger will actually see it and understand that a lot of his fans
feel the way I do. As I stated above, I've been a fan of Roger and Pink
Floyd for a long time and had no problem with his ideas on war.
However, the point that in the videos Roger equates Osama Bin Laden,
Stalin, Mao, Saddam Hussein with Ronald Reagan and George Bush bothers
me. Unless I missed it, I didn't see President Johnson or Clinton or
even Adolf Hitler in the videos. WHY? Other than Bin Laden, there were
no other references to any terrorist attacks.
I would like to ask Roger one
question. How would he have felt if his daughter or wife had just
happened to be on one of the planes that the recent terrorists had
planned to blow up from London to New York? And doesn't Roger realize
that these terrorists would like to kill him just as much as any other
American, Englishman, Frenchman, etc. Their targets are not just
Christians and Jews, they
target Muslims with different beliefs also.
Again let me say that with all of
the real bad music and musicians out there, I go see a great talented
musician and I want to talk about his political views. What a shame!