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March 12th - EXPLANADA DE EL MONUMENTAL, LIMA, PERU Print E-mail

Lima, PeruCapacity: TBA

Concert starts: 9pm

Address of venue: Av. Javier Prado Este 7596 - Ate, Lima, PeruMAP

Website: www.universitariodedeportes.biz (venue) and www.rogerwatersenlima.com (event)

Tickets for this concert were due to go on sale in December through normal agents, but for some reason this didn't happen.

We now know that tickets go on sale on January 30th, through www.rogerwatersenlima.com.

UPDATE: Tickets for Roger's Peruvian concert, being held at Lima's Explanada de El Monumental on March 12th, are now on sale.

They can be bought at Teleticket counters in Peru, and online through www.teleticket.com.pe

Our thanks to Alan Rickert for all his help, particularly in clarifying the exact location of the concert which is different to that original believed. He and Moonshot have both kindly supplied a ticket scan, too.

The Explanada de El Monumental is around 45 minutes from the centre of Lima and is a great concert venue.

lima Roger Waters ticketIt is located next to a stadium, but the concert itself will actually be set amongst some really interesting rock formations and not in the stadium itself.

It is not the first time that a major music act will have performed in this particular venue; Carlos Santana, Deep Dish and Ricky Martin have all recently played at the Explanada.

Our thanks, too, to Marco Silva Navarrete (aka "moonshot") for sending over the picture of the concert poster (see the bottom of the page) that started to appear early on in the Lima streets, to get the fans' excitement rising in the weeks before tickets finally went on sale!


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!

From Bogota, Colombia, to Lima, Peru. Roger and his band spellbound the capacity crowd at the event, with the full show - unprecidented in the area, as most artists take a basic version to the country (maybe due to the cost of shopping all the staging and equipment).

As with other recent shows, included were the new prism effect, and a children's choir (from a very appropriate school) appeared yet again for Another Brick in the Wall part 2.

Our thanks to David Sanchez for the great pictures below, and to Alan Rickert for the scan of the El Comercio newspaper review (bottom).

lima choir

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Alan Rickert

Last night Lima, Peru witnessed a great concert by Roger Waters and company. The concert itself followed the same set list as the rest of the tour and it went off without a hitch, but what made this so memorable for most of the attendees was the rarity of such events. Lima is similar to other places that Roger stopped on this tour like Perth, Australia in the fact that its remote location in South America makes these large production tours a rare stop for Peru. In fact, there were even rumors that Roger might be bringing a "stripped down" version of the show to Lima, but nothing was farther from the truth!

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The venue was an outdoor location next to the biggest stadium in Peru and the weather was perfect. They chose to start at 9 PM instead of 8 because of the local culture of starting things later in the evening. There was a great vibe among the crowd before the show as everyone was in a great mood. I also met some of the people from the rogerwatersenlima.com website two nights before the show at a gathering they had - all great people. At the show, I talked briefly with a guy whom they brought on in Mexico to run the newly added laser prism during "Brain Damage/Eclipse". He said that Roger knows every crew member by name and that he is kind as can be.

Roger went on at 9 PM sharp and the show was flawless. Highlights of the show for me were the flying pig during "Sheep" (I've been a Pink Floyd fan for 20 odd years and finally I can say I've seen a flying pig at a concert!) and seeing some of the more rare Pink Floyd songs that I never dreamed I would see performed live. There were also about 20 kids from the local Cambridge school (wink, wink) helping with vocals on "Another Brick in the Wall, part II".

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So now, in the last year I have seen David Gilmour and Rick Wright perform "Echoes" in New York City and I've seen Roger Waters perform "Sheep" with Snowy White on lead guitar in Lima, Peru...  If someone were to bet me a few years ago that either of these would ever happen, they would have easily taken my money!  And now I am happy to say they have both happened - one incredible concert each by David and Roger.

Wow, just imagine if they were in a band together...

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Alex Bayly

Monday the 12th of March was the day that changed the way concerts should be in Peru! Being a long time Pink Floyd fan, this day couldn't have come any quicker!

I got to the venue at around 5:30pm, with my brother (another huge Floyd fan) and my girlfriend (likes Wish you were here!). We got there early to get a parking spot for the car, and were lucky to catch Roger's sound check. The shivers went up and down my spine! It was probably just me, but the atmosphere was wicked! Definitely just me, since there were just 10 of us outside!

The finally let us in just after 7. The stage looked incredible. There were rumours that he would bring a stripped down version of the concert, but I think once I saw the stage, I was confident it would be the full show.

At 8:45, the announcer said the concert would start at 9 sharp, so people started taking their seats. Right on the dot, Roger came out, and the crowd went mad! I could not believe what I was seeing. This is the moment I had been waiting since I was 9! Living in Peru it's hard to see any big show, especially Pink Floyd.

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The set list was identical to all other shows, and although I knew it, every song sounded like a surprise to me!! The band played superb, although I noticed some changes, like Shine On, Set the Controls, just to name a few. They were great changes though!

Just the fact of watching Roger play his songs was something I will never forget!

The only complaint (well, it's not really a complaint, how could i have any right?), was the solo of Comfortably Numb. I felt it lacked a little, but still, a great ending to what is definitely, the greatest night of my life!

Thank you Roger for coming to Lima (I remember when there were "rumours" he was coming, and nobody believed it - a little like Live 8!), and making my, and other Peruvians, dreams of watching you live! It is a concert that will be talked about for a very long time indeed!

 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 March 2007 )
 
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