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December 13th - HONDA CENTER, ANAHEIM, CA, USA Print E-mail
Honda Center
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Capacity: 18,325
Concert starts: 8pm 

Address of venue: 2695 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806. MAP

Website: www.hondacenter.com

 

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The 2010 US leg of Roger's tour of The Wall comes to a close with a pair of shows in Anaheim, California. They should both be thrilling events, with the band and crew in good spirits after such a heavy schedule touring and performing this massive show. Just a quick jaunt over to Mexico and everything's done for the year! The tour advert shown to the right (click thumbnail) comes courtesy of BD's own Elliot Tayman, and the ticket scan from Joe Jepsen.

The RogerWaters.com presales began starting Wednesday, May 5th. Starting May 3rd, American Express Cardmembers could get advance tickets, with seating available to Gold Card, Platinum Card and Centurion members. US fans could also get early access to tickets via iTunes beginning Thursday, May 6th, by purchasing the 1982 film The Wall from iTunes by April 26th. For both the American Express and iTunes presales, please note that the presale offers were available in select markets and ticket quantities were limited.

General sale tickets went on sale on Monday, May 10, via Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. The public sale also saw a limited number of VIP packages made available for each show on the tour. Use of our links to Ticketmaster gives much needed assistance with site hosting costs without any additional cost to yourself - and we appreciate it!

SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
FIRST HALF: In the Flesh, The Thin Ice, Another Brick in the Wall Part 1, The Happiest Days of our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, Mother, Goodbye Blue Sky, Empty Spaces, What Shall We Do Now, Young Lust, One of My Turns, Don't Leave Me Now, Another Brick in the Wall Part 3, The Last Few Bricks, Goodbye Cruel World
SECOND HALF:
Hey You, Is There Anybody Out There?, Nobody Home, Vera, Bring the Boys Back Home, Comfortably Numb, The Show Must Go On, In The Flesh, Run Like Hell, Waiting for the Worms, Stop, The Trial, Outside the Wall.

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

Do not read on if you don't want surprises to be spoilt, regarding what the band played, and what happened as the night unfolded!

Night fifty-two of the tour, and the penultimate concert on US soil. Another cracking performance from early reports we've had. If you went to this show, please let us know what you thought of the event, and if anything interesting or different happened if you've been to previous shows and can compare.

The OC Weekly were at the concert, and they commented that "the amount of production and superb quality of musicianship make it almost an insult to consider this performance a concert. Roger Waters's recreation of The Wall is in a class all by itself".

They have also posted a slideshow of pictures from the concert.

The OC Register were also there, noting that 'The Wall topples expectations in OC' in their review. In a wildly enthusiastic review, they conclude that "it isn't Pink Floyd and it never will be -- that’s in the past now. But for those who don't want the memory to die -- indeed, those thrilled to see The Wall regain relevance at a time when its meaning couldn't be more palpable -- this is unequivocally something every bit as grand as anything the Floyd ever achieved."

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Paul Warren

I had resigned myself to missing this show due to the same health issues that kept me from Vegas. Much to my surprise my doctor cleared me to go (and to return to work, ugh!). I was also surprised that seats I thought were a little to the left of center turned out to be directly in front of Roger's microphone, 1st row! Needless to say it was a totally different experience from there than it was at Staples, where my seats were at the opposite end of the arena.

From the back the show was about the technology, and how Roger uses it to fulfill his vision, support the music and his message. From the front technology took a back seat to the music and the personalities, it was too close to pick up the projections on the sides (and too close to see DK on top of the wall for Comfortably Numb). On the other hand it was also too close for the projections to be a distraction from what was going on on-stage. At this show the pain of Nobody Home and the paranoia of Run Like Hell came through better than any of the other shows that I've seen.

Other than Roger's microphone going out for a few seconds early on (Thin Ice maybe?) the show ran flawlessly. He was in fine voice again and Robbie Wyckoff added some vocal flourishes I didn't notice in the other show. It was great to see GE Smth up close. He has always been one of my favorite guitarists, and he was a bit more animated than some prior reviews indicated. He flashed a few smiles, sang to himself on a few songs, and struck a few "rock star" poses, particularly when he was playing bass and at the close. Snowy White was impeccable again in his more subdued role than prior tours. The kids were a lot of fun, with a few of them stepping up from the line to dance, where at Staples the dancing was done in line. They did seem to be the Orange County version of hip hop compared to LA though! And the top level of bricks sure felt like they were going to come into the first row! (Damn the guy next to me who had a better reach for the armband Roger threw out!)

I hope this isn't the last of my 40 years of live Roger Waters/Pink Floyd... It is the only music than can still move me to tears and connects at that level where you feel it is exactly what you would have written if you had any talent! But if indeed it is the last...what a way to go out!

CONCERT REVIEWS and PICTURES by other BD CONTRIBUTORS

Hopefully coming soon - we welcome all contributions!

YOUR HELP NEEDED! We want to cover Roger's concerts the best we can, to share the experience with everyone, especially those who won't be able to attend the shows. We'd love to see ANY pictures, tickets scans, reviews, newspaper reports, and anything else you come across for this show - we look forward to hearing from you!

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 December 2010 )
 
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