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May 18th - SOUND ADVICE AMPHITHEATRE, WEST PALM BEACH, FL, USA Print E-mail
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Capacity: TBC

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.  MAP

Website: www.soundadviceamp.com

Tickets for this concert went on sale on March 10th, through http://www.ticketmaster.com/ and http://www.livenation.com/ as expected.
Our thanks to David Williams for supplying the ticket scan and newspaper ad for the show, displayed on this page.

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 show that has started the final leg of the 2007 tour, in North America, covering some 26 full concerts (plus, of course, the Live Earth show), and we hear that it started the final leg in style!

Palm Beach Post link With the only difference to the shows running up to it being the lack of lightbeams coming out of the prism (due to Health & Safety restrictions) the crowd had a great time!

For the local press report on the show, which includes a photo gallery of thirteen high quality shots, either click here or alternatively on the thumbnail to the left, to visit the Palm Beach Post website. There's also a review and a couple of small pictures over at the Miami Herald's website.

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Jerome Calderone

Just got back from seeing Waters in West Palm Beach in a sold out show. Wow is all I can say.

After flying to Indianapolis last August because I thought the tour might not make it down here, but there have been some dramatic changes. The first set was pretty familiar in that it was basically the same as last year right down to the walk-in music. The solos were a bit better than last year especially during Shine On.

Roger commented that it was good to be back here and that he remembered being here in 2000. Sheep brought us the pig though, it wasn't released in the air as it was last year in Indy. Leaving Beirut got a good reception as well.

The real treat was the Dark Side set. The roto toms in Time were heavy, deep and crisp and the way it segued into the main bit of the song was smooth. The only miss was during Time. The vocals were buried in the mix, so far down in fact that I was glad I knew the song. For those of you that hear a recording of this show if the vocals during Time sound distant that's the reason.

I have to say that without a doubt tonight's version of Money was the best I have ever heard and I haven't missed a Waters solo tour going all the way back to the Pros and Cons tour. The solo was blistering and the song was really strong - it really reached out and grabbed me by the throat. Did I say I loved it?

Great Gig was awesome and the crowd roared its approval after it was done. Toward the end of the show there was a laser pyramid complete with the prism refraction that dropped down from the ceiling. I don't recall that from last year's tour though I may have missed it. Roger said that there meant to be beams of light coming off that, but that he couldn't get permission to use that part of it from the authorities for fear of blinding people.

If you are on the fence about whether or not to go see Roger this tour I can testify that it's a must!

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Joe Orange

In 2000 I proclaimed the Roger Waters show in Nashville to be the greatest concert I had ever seen.  Then last October at the Hollywood Bowl I made the same statement.  Once again Roger has managed to entertain beyond expectation.

Last night at West Palm Beach, 7 of my friends and I were blown away by the greatest concert I have ever seen.  There is nothing better than being able to sing every word to every song throughout a concert.  We were also fortunate enough to have great seats right in front of the sound board.

The band played tight and Roger's vocals were better than ever.  Have a Cigar was very impressive.  Its hard to pick out what song was the best because they were all very moving.  2 of my friends that were there had never seen PF or Roger and it "changed their lives" according to one of them.  The drum intro to Time was loud and crisp.........The whole Dark Side was flawless and amazingly accurate.  I am surprised that Dave Kilminster's guitar did not burst into flames, because he was playing the hell out of it.  He's good!

The only bad part about the concert is that it is over...........

Hopefully something amazing will happen in next year or two.......we can only hope, right?

p.s. Roger, thank you for a great evening!

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Rob

I had the opportunity to be at the show last evening in West Palm Beach, Florida. Fifth row, center stage. Phenomenal Performance!!

The set selection was fantastic and empowering. The music was pristine. The political overtones were quite heavy I thought. Many of the projected themes were met by boos;  the contingent of fans in our section thinking the messages were anti-American. I am curious as to what others thought of the political themes.

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Gregg L

This tour of Roger Waters/Pink Floyd was special since I took my son to his first concert. RW and his band did not disappoint. I spent the extra $$$ and we had center stage views. The entire show was visually exquisite and audibly perfect.

RW's song list was well put together, although missing was one of my old favorites - Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun.  RW appeared to be fatigued during the second half of the show and did not sing along with many of the Dark Side songs. He eventually came back roaring with the encores!

As always RW is not skittish about his views on politics. The visuals and release of his new song as well as old standbys, such as The Fletcher Memorial Home (Final Cut), rip into George W and a whole host of government leaders. So if you are squeamish about leader bashing be prepared.

All in all, it truly was a great evening and I would recommend loyal and newer fans to check it out.

Good night Syd.

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Andrew Maiman

I was lucky enough to catch Roger Waters in D.C. last year and I knew I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to see him again this year! My tickets were pretty good and the sold out crowd seemed livelier than the previous year’s show.

The set list was the same as last year and (sorry Gregg L, but Roger played STCFTHOTSun!) and there were a few new added effects, most noticeably the Prism effect during the Dark Side set.

Some of you Floyd fans out there might get a kick out of the fact that Vanilla Ice (Mr. Vanwinkle) was sitting 4 rows ahead of us!  It was quite a surreal situation to see Vanilla at a Floyd gig but he took pictures with fans and seemed to have a great time.

Dave K seemed to really be on his game and I felt the band was a little tighter than the previous years show.  I took a friend that was a marginal Floyd fan but that was excited to see what a Floyd show is really like.  Roger did not disappoint and she left saying it was the best concert she had ever seen.

I encourage everyone out there to try and catch Roger on the east coast this year because the show is truly amazing!  Best show I’ve ever seen and I can only hope that Roger tours again and we can see him again.

Last Updated ( Monday, 21 May 2007 )
 
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