Concert starts: 8pm
Address of venue: Gate B, Oteha Valley Road, Albany, Auckland. MAP
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|SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
|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.
Our thanks to Peter Wright for the ticket scan, shown to the right.
WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!
Do not read on if you don't want surprises to be spoilt, regarding what the band played!
Third night, and the return of the pig and the spaceman, absent in the
previous show due to them being mistakenly sent to the wrong location!
As seems clear now as probably the norm for most if not all of the upcoming shows, no changes to the set list.
Our thanks to Peter Wright who very kindly supplied the great live shots shown throughout this show page.
CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Richard Thompson
The band was just fantastic, that is really what I think. Oh by the way, THIS
ONE is Pink..
Man, what an incredible show, North Harbour Stadium,
Albany, North Shore, Auckland, NZ. 19th row dead centre. The weather
was perfect, warm, no wind, almost cloudless and an almost full
Visually, Roger has pulled out all the stops on this tour, the large
LED screen providing some stunning visuals to accompany the aurally
sumptuous feast. The pyrotechnics and inflatables (yes....they finally found
their way to NZ) adding to the mix without looking tacky.
I'm not going to
wander through the set song by song, they were all very well played, and
I saw no evidence of Roger lip-synching, though his voice has
some electronic treatment in places, especially Have A Cigar....but it was so
well mixed that it sounded fantastic.Overall, Rogers singing was strong
Highlights for me were Perfect Sense - PP Arnolds vocals
are still amazing. Leaving Beirut has come into its own in a live setting,
with amusing comic strip pictures on the screen telling the heart-warming
story of Roger's night in The Lebanon.
Roger's slagging off of George Bush
didn't receive boos....quite to the contrary, a lot of people (me
included) stood and clapped.
Dark Side Of The Moon was outstanding. I
love the PULSE version, and no-one can play those solos like Mr Gilmour,
but on the whole, I like this version a whole lot more. Personal
highlights from the Dark Side set were a very "Souped Up" version of On
The Run, and the best live version of Great Gig In The Sky that I have ever
heard. Carol Kenyon, you rock!!!...and Harry isn't on that stage just because
he's Roger's son.
The whole crowd stayed on their feet through the encore,
singing along surprisingly loudly with Vera and Bring The Boys Back
Home. Comfortably Numb, as always is the perfect closing song with Dave and
Snowy handling His Majesty's solo admirably.
It's been 3 hours since
they walked off the stage.....and I'm still buzzing.
CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Roger Paton
It was phenomenal to see Roger Waters, the man himself who wrote and
masterminded many of Pink Floyds greatest songs.
Expectations were high
after seeing David Gilmours Pink Floyd play in Auckland in 1987.
greatest aspect of the concert was to hear Roger Waters voice on vocals,
especially in Vera, Comfortably Numb and Bring the Boys Back Home. The singing
was so much richer than David Gilmours in 1987 where he clearly could not reach
the higher notes. Was slightly disappointed in that Roger did not sing all of
the Dark Side of the Moon, contrasted to David Gilmoour who not only sang all
the lyrics but played lead guitar also. What stamina he had!
major highlight was to hear Roger Waters and the band play Set the Controls for
the Heart of the Sun, and Sheep. Amazing psychodalic instrumentation. Dark
Side in the second set was so special.
I found the music to be clip and
well managed. I was disappointed though that the songs tendered to be fairly
short. As I expected I also thought the lead guitaring though technically
excellent, did not reflect the true Pink Floyd sound of David Gilmour. They
fell way short of Gilmours 1987 tour.
I also was disappointed in the
lighting and special effects. There was no lasers as in 1987. But on the other
hand the pig and quadrophonic sound were cool.
The explicit anti-Bush
content forced people to consider their own views on the war on
Overall it was a one and only experience for New Zealand. It was
certainly worth hearing Roger Waters for his singing and set list.
CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Dave Jones
Well what can I say.....absolutely fab show. Surround sound was
amazing especially in songs like Perfect Sense, Sheep, On The Run, Money.
I couldn't, believe how good Roger's voice was. There was definitely no
lip synching going on. Highlights for me were Perfect Sense (such a
huge sound), Sheep (the last riff just rocks), DSOTM, especially On The Run (turn down your hearing aids it's gonna
get loud), Great Gig In The Sky (she sung it the whole way through!!!),
Money (just rocked!!).
Anything to do with Floyd is such a sight and
sound spectacular, you're a fool if you miss this. Hey Rog and Dave, hurry up
and reform Floyd one more gig please!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the great
CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, GJSNZ
Just back home (Home Again...) after a truly magical experience, Monday
night with Mr Waters at the North Harbour, New Zealand Gig. Here I am,
last row in the stadium, yes right at the top, and there before me...
the stage, that soon will house the man, that will perform the entire
album, whose lyrics I have been singing for 30 years.
Waters takes the stage and is, for lack of better words..BRILLIANT !!!!!!
Squeals of delight, as sound fx and manic laughter, bombard the senses from literally all directions.
and Ahhhhs as Alan Parson's clocks chime behind us--Yes! There, last
row in the stadium, way up the top, and the sound is coming from behind
Without giving too much away, to those in other countries, who may
be going to see the show... This was the best gig I have ever seen.
Thank you Mr Waters, Mr White and Mr Carin, plus a cast of many,
including Harry Waters....Thank You Thank You Thank You.
PS: If you are thinking of going...Stop thinking..GO!!! You
will thank me....Not that I would have to convince a Die-Hard Waters
Fan......and until later "I'll see you on the dark side of the
moon" RIP Syd
CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Allister Ainsworth
I was at the Auckland show and loved it like everyone else.
I'm surprised however that no-one has mentioned that about 5 seconds
into the intro to "Shine On" Roger yelled to the soundman to "Stop!
We've lost a guitar!" It turned out that there was no sound coming from
Snowy Whites guitar, and the band then launched into an impromtu
"Snowys Blues" for about 2 minutes, obviously to let Snowy let rip and
test his now fixed guitar! Then it was back to "Shine On" again and the
show proper. A nice moment for us all.