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December 21st - PALACIO DE LOS DEPORTES, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO Print E-mail
Palacio De Los Deportes
Roger Waters ticket - Mexico City December 21st 2010

Capacity: 20,000
Concert starts: 8pm

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

Website: www.OCESA.com.mx

 

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Understandably, the Mexican leg of Roger's tour of The Wall has proved very popular, and this show marks the third to be held in Mexico City. Unless other dates are added, this will be the final show on the 2010 section of the tour.

The public sale of tickets is now on, through www.ticketmaster.com.mx and other normal official agents. Our thanks to Don Quique for the ticket scan shown to the right.

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, Las Mañanitas.

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-six of the tour, and the very final show - the whole production takes a very well earned break now until the tour resumes next year in Europe. As with the second show in Mexico City, Waiting For The Worms saw full audience participation (with their lighters) and an additional track after Outside The Wall, much to the delight of the audience! If you went to this show in Mexico City, 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 Franco

Proudly I could say that I was able to attend the three shows in Mexico City. And I can say that the third was the most astonishing, not because I was in second row, which was marvelous, but because Roger and the guys put all the input they could have in it and played with the heart. From where I was sitting I could see the smile in the band’s faces. Roger was visibly enjoying himself, running, laughing, shouting, replying “NO, THANK YOU!!!” when the crowd shouted “thank you!”. When the band came to the front, during The Show Must Go On, it wasn’t hard neither to make out the smile on Jon Carin’s face. Contrary to the previous nights, G. E. Smith was great both in Mother (he made a great solo, quite different from the one he played the first night) and in Is There Anybody Out There?, he was just in front of me in a small spot inside The Wall with Dave Kilminster.

There were people who thought David Gilmour would make the announced appearance, especially after Roger warned before Mother that “you are gonna have a great time, we’re gonna make the best of it, you’ll see!”, although it wasn’t quite probable he would come down to Mexico. Actually, I was quite a little disappointed when I saw Wyckoff again at the top of The Wall on the chorus of Comfortably Numb, and not Gilmour. Hope never dies.

Again, the great highlight of the night was Waiting For The Worms. Almost every soul in the audience was turning on their lighter to the rhythm of the song. It looked amazing, but Roger didn’t say a thing like he did on the first night. Instead, as in the second night, the band thanked the gesture by playing the Mexican birthday song, “Las Mañanitas”, to the rhythm of Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2, at the end of the show. The people were astonished! Everyone was singing like crazy, which was a good thing because this time the crowd seemed a little bit poorer than the previous nights, with all due respect for the readers.

Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 21st 2010
Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 21st 2010
Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 21st 2010
Roger Waters - Mexico City, December 21st 2010
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Anyway, Roger demonstrated once again why Pink Floyd is the best band on Earth and brought the best show I have seen (and will see) in my life to this great city. As I said in the review of the first night, The Wall makes you feel as part of an all, as another brick, as one among many. It is different from Dark Side Of The Moon, which is an alienating concept of separate pieces which have some interconnectedness yet remain distant (“Waiting for someone or something to show you the way/ But if you ask for a rise it’s no surprise that they’re giving none away/And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes…”). The Wall is an all-encompassing concept; you’re in or out. All you have to do is follow the Worms!

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 visit us again!

CONCERT PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Pablo Villegas Silva

Our friend Pablo has posted a great set of pictures from the concert, which can be seen over at the following Flickr.com link.

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.

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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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