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June 13th - HOLLYWOOD BOWL, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA Print E-mail
Hollywood Bowl
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Capacity: TBC
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 2301 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068. MAP

Website: www.hollywoodbowl.com

Tickets for this concert went on sale on March 19th, through  www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com as normal outlets for tickets.

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!

The band rolled in to the legendary Californian venue and thrilled the audience. All the expected video material, items in the air, and an unchanged but much more practiced and polished set since the one seen here back in September 2006.

With some cool flame jets atop the roof (picture: Kurt Lawson), they managed to light up the sky as well as filling it with some great music...

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Next stop - Irvine in California on Friday night... if you are going, have a great time, and tell us all about it!

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Arash Danesh

The return of Roger Waters' DSOTM moon tour to the Hollywood Bowl was as successful as any comeback could possibly be. As great and memorable as the three nights in October were, last night's event was on a higher level, some folks who had seen the show in other cities of the 2007 leg claimed this one to be the best they've seen as well. First off the whole production was revamped. The sound was reinforced, visuals were updated (new slides and video, larger pig and laser pyramid), and the music was pure power and emotion. The band was spot on on every note, visibly a gelled unit in which all musicians have found and settled in their roles. Dave Kilminster was on fire, showing the greatest improvement as he absolutely nailed his parts, and song wise Leaving Beirut had found a new life thanks to Andy Fairweather-Low's piercing guitar which injected a heavy dose of raw emotion into an already tender song.

As far as highlights go, the whole show was a highlight of course, but aside from the above mentioned facts, as always Any Color You Like played as something of a summary of the musical abilities of the band, with Jon Carin and Dave Kilminster weaving a sonic web of virtuosity, which combined with the visuals made the song a stand-out part of the show. Also, one can only be amazed by the energy and enthusiasm that Roger bring to the stage, resembling someone in their twenties rather than their sixties.

All in all, the show was on a higher ground on both a musical and emotional level compared to the October dates, the only downer throughout the night was the blatant lack of culture and respect throughout pockets of the audience which acted as if they were at a wrestling match, screaming and shouting like Neanderthals and stuffing their faces with popcorn (yes, popcorn !!) and beer, drunkenly stumbling through the aisles, ignorant towards the essence of what they were witnessing.

CONCERT PICTURES - courtesy of BD contributer, Ron

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CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Eddie and Karen Essa

Yes, I love Rog and yes he didn’t HAVE to come back to the Bowl, however, I am disappointed in Roger’s choice to play the exact same show every night--and I’m disappointed he played the same show as he did 8 months ago or so.

Perhaps this has been discussed already on this board, but here were a few things I noticed: it seemed that Dave K toned down the body gestures (which was nice), it also seemed that Snowy White played more guitar parts, I also could have sworn that Jon Carin played in the first set last time around.

C’mon Rog.

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Planet Janet

What a fabulous, fantastic, far out concert and performance Roger Waters and Company gave us that night.

I don't know what the person above's gripe is - you knew the set was the same coming in to the experience if you read this site. But Roger Waters softly wove his magic spell on us at the Bowl. I kind of enjoyed comparing the 2 different versions. I saw him twice in October, and really really enjoyed it - my first time seeing Rog. I've seen Pink Floyd minus one 2 different tours (worked for a company that did their lasers in the 80's - in office). That's another story. I took a PF concert newbie to see him and she was floored.

The Audio and visuals were much improved from October - no mic problems, good audio mixing, really fun use of the surround sound (sheep and dogs around you), great vids and use of screens - much better and trippy (but maybe that was all the funny smoke in the air ;-) ), the fire jets worked better, really nice lights and fireworks. I loved all the inflatables - too bad he couldn't set it free like the first night in October (I hear the police didn't like it - air traffic is too busy). Boy would I have loved to wake up and find that pig on my lawn.

I found the band was tighter this time around - even without Nick Mason. They were great on all The Wall stuff, Set the Controls... was mind blowing, and DSOM just flowed perfectly - great GIG and ACYL. Liked the sax player. Jon G and Snowy have been so touched by the Floyd. Loved seeing Harry in there (RW 's son). Did I miss David Gilmour? Of course there were times that he was missed. On Wish You Were Here I missed his voice, and on Shine he kinda came to mind for guitar - and no one can do Comfortably Numb like him, being the guitar god he is. But Snowy White did a great job, and Dave K. was pretty good too. Even Jon C's vocals were close.

Truly, Roger seemed so into performing at this show more so than October. You could see it in the expressions on his face that he was really having a good time. Everyone around me was singing along, it was a beautiful night, my eyes were delighted with fanciful sights, and the music of Pink Floyd and Roger Waters filled the air and all our souls. What more could you ask for? What, a flying pig you say? Got that too!

 
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