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July 2nd - MARCUS AMPHITHEATER, MILWAUKEE, WI, USA Print E-mail
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Capacity: 23,000

Concert starts: 7:30pm

Address of venue: 200 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202MAP

Website: www.summerfest.com

Tickets for this concert went on sale on March 3rd, through http://www.ticketmaster.com/ and http://www.livenation.com/.

Our thanks to Ryan for sending over the ticket scan, shown to the right.

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 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!

An enthusiastic Wisconsin audience greeted the band, playing as part of a music festival at the venue. Another good show, with Roger and the gang getting very close to the conclusion of the tour.

Next stop, an abbreviated performance as part of the global Live Earth event. This will be televised across the world, giving Roger's fans everywhere a chance to see them play.

CONCERT REVIEW - courtesy of BD contributer, Rick Wimmer

I just got home a little while ago from Roger's concert at the Marcus Amphitheater here in Milwaukee. Our seats were 8th row center, so we had a very good view of the stage. It was a contrast from the side of stage seat I had two nights ago at the St. Paul concert.

Roger and the band played very well and the setlist was the same as previous shows on this 2007 tour. So I won't do a review of the individual songs and how they were performed. Simply put, they were all performed very, very well.

I again heard no booing during Leaving Beirut. The Milwaukee crowd cheered the song pretty loudly at the end. This surprised me a bit, albeit pleasantly, because I perceive Milwaukee to be a conservative city when it comes to opinions on foreign policy. But maybe this crowd was made up of knowlegable fans who were tuned into Roger's worldview. In any case, it was nice to again hear the song get a good reception.

The crowd was very large, over 20,000 and was very loud with its applause for the whole show. Even the lesser known tunes (lesser known to the casual fans anyway) like Perfect Sense, Southampton Dock and Fletcher Memorial Home got pretty good responses from the crowd.

This concert completely sold out a few months ago, including lawn seating, and the crowd was quite worked up and eager when Roger and the band started the show. It seems like Roger has conquered the midwest this year, based on what I heard in Milwaukee and St. Paul and based on what I read of the Omaha show. The Milwaukee crowd was at a fever pitch when the band began In the Flesh.

I should point out that this concert took place as part of Summerfest, an 11 day Milwaukee music festival held at a festival ground on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are several smaller music stages within the grounds and the Marcus Amphitheater is located at the south end of the grounds. Much of Roger's audience had probably come to Summerfest earlier in the day to hear other music and was in a very festive mood when Roger's show started.

What struck me during this show and the St. Paul show was how much Roger engaged the crowd as he roamed the stage during instrumental portions of songs. He often mouthed thank you's to those near the stage, smiled and gestured towards the crowd. He appeared very content and comfortable in front of the large audience. He also smiled often at the frequent and deafening applause. Roger came across as comfortable in the role of triumphant rock star. This is a contrast to descriptions I have read of Roger's stage demeanor during his days with Pink Floyd. These descriptions made Roger seem like a performer who did not like demonstrative crowds. David Gilmour once described Roger as the bass player who stomped around the stage with a scowl. Maybe Roger has simply come to accept the nature of large rock audiences. In any case, he looked like he was having a great time on stage. He truly appreciated the crowd.

Another great show. Those with tickets to any of the remaining shows on the tour are in for a treat.

CONCERT COMMENTS - by BD contributer

I think giving yet another review for the tour would be redundant at this point. However, I will add that Brain Damage/Eclipse at last nights show in Milwaukee concluded with a sea of lighters flickering - instead of cell phones - in the audience.

This prompted Roger to state, "That's a hell of a sight." It was kind of a special moment and certainly worth a mention...

CONCERT COMMENTS - by BD contributer, Steve Gibson

Not much to add to everyone else's review of the show except that the release of the pig balloon was a real surprise just before intermission -- the spotlight guy followed it into the clouds for at least 10 minutes. We weren't much off the flight path of the Milwaukee airport, so I wonder if any pilots got a surprise sighting of a pink pig with "Impeach Bush" in large black letters on its large arse!

CONCERT COMMENTS - by BD contributer, Zalmo

We had lousy seats, extreme left of stage, but seated not in grass, for the July 2nd show at Milwaukee's Summerfest. Sound was excellent, and the big screens set up helped us get a glimpse of Roger and the band. The musicians and back up singers were top notch! We stood for almost the entire show, my son, my best friend Dave and my son's friend Jeremy. It was a treat to stand between my two best friends and listen to music we both enjoyed. I listened to a lot of Floyd in my day, saw the band at County Stadium in 75-77 and my son was very excited to get to hear some real Pink Floyd music live, he got all that he'd hoped for. Anyone who has never heard DSOM live and calls themselves a fan has to try and see this show.

Hopefully it'll be out on DVD soon. My son and I would watch it over and over.

Last Updated ( Monday, 03 August 2009 )
 
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