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December 18th - PALACIO DE LOS DEPORTES, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO Print E-mail
Palacio De Los Deportes
Roger Waters 2010 Mexico concert ticket

Capacity: 20,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Granjas México, Iztacalco, Mexico City, DF, Mexico. MAP

Website: TBA

 

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After finishing the US and Canadian leg of Roger's tour of The Wall, the production heads down to Mexico City for this concert.

Roger Waters 2010 Mexico concert posterThe presales took place on June 21st and 22nd, with the public sale of tickets taking place on June 23rd, through www.ticketmaster.com.mx. Our thanks to Gamaliel Che Galicia for the ticket picture shown to the right, and for the concert poster which you can see by clicking the thumbnail to the left.

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-four of the tour, and the first of three nights in Mexico City, the final city of the 2010 schedule. 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.

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Rainer Matos

I went to see Roger Waters three years ago, when he played Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. It was fascinating. It has its advantages against The Wall, because in 2007, Roger played the "hits" of Pink Floyd, the most fantastic album, his own songs and a new single. Nevertheless, The Wall Live is something quite different. It is a visual, musical, sensorial and humane show. It makes you feel part of an all. I was quite surprised (and yet not as much) when I saw three generations in the audience that night. Grandpas, fathers and sons were present. There were fathers telling their children when they first heard the album in 1979, and there were sons telling their parents what The Wall was all about. That is so beautiful about Pink Floyd; that its music, although it marked an era, is still in force 30 and 40 years later and it will be so in the future.

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Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 2010 Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 2010 Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 2010

The start of the show is so impressive. The homeless man, the introduction music, the lights, the fire, Roger's voice, the plane. It's magic. Wyckoff's voice is great, I didn't think the man had actually that much potency in it. Of course, he is not Gilmour. Wyckoff sings with the chest; Gilmour sings with the heart and the throat. As always, Snowy's guitar adds the bluesy feeling to the music, which is so pinkfloydish. Kilminster's guitar is so vibrating, so powerful, so cosmic and whimsical. Who still doesn't convince me is that guy G. E. Smith; his part of the solo on Mother wasn't very good. He gives the impression of being out of tune and he doesn't enter in time in the change from 4/4 to 6/8. I felt Broad's drumming more powerful than in 2007, maybe because he sounded like a full percussion orchestra during In The Flesh and Waiting For The Worms. The keyboards are not that stressing throughout the show, but they have great highlights in certain parts of it, like in The Thin Ice, Young Lust, Nobody Home (Carin is great!) or Run Like Hell. The backing vocals were amazing; it is very nice to know that Jon Joyce was in the original recording of The Wall and in the original tour in 1980-1981. Roger's voice was incredible. I found no trace of lip-synching in his voice, the gestures in his face and his breathing were perfectly serious and live (I was almost in the front row :D). He even changed lyrics a little bit, like "Tear down the fucking wall!".

A particular highlight of the show was Waiting For The Worms. A video had been circulating in Youtube in the days before the show for people who attended to turn on their lighters to the rhythm of the song, reminding of Roger's surprise when in 2002, Mexicans did the same thing in Flickering Flame, a song that no one had ever listened to. It looked amazing. Roger was quite astonished this time. At the end of the show, prior to introducing the band, he thanked Mexico City for doing such a thing, and he said things like that only happened here, and nowhere else in the world. The crowd went crazy.

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Ricardo Huicochea Vázquez

The three nights were absolutely perfect performances by one of the greatest musicians in the last century. The sound, the special effects, the lights, the videos, the “NO MANCHES!” enormous screen-wall!!!

We can only say THANKS to Roger for this experience.

I cried every night with the very touching images of the children's surprise when they saw their daddies were brought back home.

I was astonished at what is certainly the best, the most surprising and fantastic show ever.

I entered the venue with child amusement and I left the same way.

Before the start of the show the fans were taking pictures at themselves with the iconic wall behind them, and played a beautiful part of the scenery when they followed the beat of the band in “Waiting for the worms” with their lighters. At the end of the first concert Roger gratefully expressed thanks to the audience for that. The band saw the same lighter “fiesta” the next two nights and, as an incredible bonus, they played “Another brick in the wall” using the lyrics of “Las mañanitas”, our traditional happy birthday song. That detail from Roger and the band was touching and funny.

Some rock stars have said that Mexico's audience is the loudest and even the best in the world. When that fantastic people attends a superb concert like this, the vibe in there tears down any wall (no matter how high, large or wide)! I thought that watching “The dark side” live in 2007 was the finest point in my personal history. Dear Roger, you changed that and I'm sure I wasn't the only one! THANKS for visiting us again!

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Carlos Rodriguez

Well, I don’t have the perfect words to describe how great and majestic were these 3 concerts in Mexico but I will comment some important points:

Since 1999 I started going to concerts and I have seen almost all the major shows of all groups. But I think The Wall is one of the most impressive and ambitious shows of all time, even better than groups such as Paul McCartney and U2.

The wall is the largest video screen I have ever seen, was like a huge movie theater with a perfectly sharp image.

About the audio, is an important point because the concert was at the Palacio de los Deportes (Sports Palace), which is an arena with very bad acoustics for concerts. However, Roger's audio engineers managed to make the place sound great, with two large towers in the center and various quadraphonic speakers, shaped like a flower on the top of the venue which rang out with stunning effect, with sounds of airplanes, helicopters, the school master, knocks on a door, etc.

Besides, something that we only can see with Roger Waters is the flying pig, the plane that crashed against the wall, the puppets, which shows the great ability of Roger to rock the audience.

In particular, I cried in many songs, especially during “Vera” and “Bring The Boys Back Home”, because it uses very moving images of war, poverty and children who reunite with their parents.

Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 2010 Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 2010 Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 2010
Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 2010 Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 2010 Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 2010

The set list was obviously the same, just as spectacular as in other cities. However, some points that stood out from the concerts in Mexico were:

* At the end of "Another Brick in the Wall 2" Roger waved to the crowd, in Spanish saying “Viva Mexico Cabrones” that is a popular Mexican victory phrase. I don't know what would be the translation in English, maybe: “Viva Mexico Bastards” or “Viva Mexico assholes”.

* During the song "Mother", on the part of the lyrics that say "Mother should I trust the government?” in the wall appeared in English the phrase "no fucking way" and on the other side of the wall appeared a Spanish translation that said "NI MADRES WEY" which caused a standing ovation and all the people got crazy because Mexico is experiencing a particularly difficult time in which our government has become our worst enemy.

* During the song "Waiting For The Worms" people did a special effect that is only done here in Mexico, people began to turn on and off their lighters to the beat of the song, something that surprised and excited Roger. After the concert (November 18th), Roger thanked the public for that effect, and recalled with emotion and made comments on his first visit to Mexico in 2002 when people did the same during the song "The Flickering Flame" and commented that he hasn't seen that special effect in any other city in the world.

* At the end of the second and third concert (December 19th and 20th), the band played a special theme "Another Brick in the Wall 2" with the Spanish lyrics of the song "Las Mañanitas" that is a birthday song in Mexico. Personally I had heard this song in a clowns TV show in Mexico "The chicharines circus" as a joke and it was really a surprise that Roger played it. People laughed at first and then started clapping and singing. A great final.

* At the end of the third concert (December 21st), Roger said in his own words he'd had a great time in Mexico and promised to return.

Return?? That sounds great! He didn't say if we would come back with "The Wall" or with another world tour but it would be great to had a chance to attend another world tour in the future.

I am very happy and fortunate to be present at the three concerts but on the other hand I feel sad because I know I will never see a show so great and complete unless Roger returns with another major world tour.

CONCERT REVIEWS and PICTURES by other BD CONTRIBUTORS

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, 29 December 2010 )
 
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