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November 16th - ST PETE TIMES FORUM, TAMPA, FL, USA Print E-mail
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Capacity: 21,500
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602-5400. MAP

Website: www.sptimesforum.com

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall performs its second concert in Florida, hitting the west coast of the state. The tour moves to Atlanta, Georgia, next. The concert advert to the right (click thumbnail) comes courtesy of BD's own Elliot Tayman, and the ticket scan from Bobby G.

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 thirty-seven of the tour, and two-thirds of the US tour has now taken place. Into the final third, with a show in Tampa... 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.

Tampa Bay Online were there, and related how The Wall "was erected in all its horrific glory". They continue "Too elaborate for a proper tour when Pink Floyd first performed it in 1980, technology finally has caught up with the vision of former Floyd frontman Roger Waters. Sound effects engulfed the arena with hectoring voices and machine gun fire. High-definition seems too modest a description for the visuals, most projected on the bricks of the wall, partially constructed at the show's start, and finally complete with the last note of Goodbye Cruel World."

"Students from the Patel Conservatory performed the children's chorus on Another Brick in the Wall (Part II), bringing some youthful exuberance to the mostly dark proceedings."

They have also posted four excellent shots in a rather short online gallery, which you can see here.

The St Petersburg Times were also there, and noted that "Roger Waters gives his all in performance of The Wall". They said "when Floyd lyricist and Wall architect Roger Waters brought the album's mondo concert embodiment to a sold-out St. Pete Times Forum on Tuesday — building that titular monolith brick by brick, track by track, a narrative that blocked out the stage by intermission — 14,539 blissed-out fans were giddy in the anticipation of watching him knock that sucker down." They make reference to "a killer sound system and effects that would make George Lucas drool in his beard."

The Tampa Bay Examiner were also there, and have posted a great, twelve-shot photo gallery that you can see here...

Finally, BD contributor Dustin has put together a superb edit of clips from the show he's found, and presents the entire concert from multiple angles!

CONCERT REVIEW, VIDEOS and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

Within seconds of In The Flesh starting I could tell this was going to be a great show, the sound was incredible! It was SO damn loud, probably the loudest one yet but every instrument was crystal clear!! Hassan, Amin and I all turned and looked at each other I think we all knew at that point that we were in for an amazing show.

Now here's why I shouldn't leave the reviews too late as I forget things! Honestly I can't remember any of the problems or technical hitches if there were any but from memory there were a couple. I do remember how good the kids were at this show though! And they were all having a fantastic time!

This is probably my favourite one of the tour so far as I'd seen this picture a few times in my head and tried at several shows to actually get it but hadn't been able to till tonight!

 

I was loving every minute of tonight's show! the plane came down at the beginning at EXACTLY the right time, the timing was dead on, it hit the wall exactly as the last pyros went up and the last note was played! If you're at the front at one of the shows watch the press camera guys that are there for the first 4 tracks. Tonight they were all stood milling around while the trumpet music was playing and not expecting the pyros at the beginning of In The Flesh and you should have seen them all jump when the flares went up!! I've seen this a couple of times and thanks to Hassan for reminding me about it.

At intermission we all hung out and discussed how loud and powerful the show seemed tonight, there was also soooo much energy coming off the stage, I don't think I've ever felt as much at a show.

Everyone sat down for Hey You apart from Amin, as I'm so tall whenever I stand up I can always hear the people behind me complaining and grumbling so I sit down so they are able to see, hey it's like 1 of 52 shows for me, it's probably the only show they will see so its the least I can do.

The backing guys and Robbie are still doing their head turning thing when the hummers go round the wall, they've been doing this at most shows but I keep forgetting about it!

Second half of the show seemed like it was in fast forward, before I knew it Comfy Numb had been and gone, as had In The Flesh and we were on Waiting For The Worms! Dave's solo in Comfy Numb was simply stunning, not a single mistake that I could hear.

We were unable to see Dave on top of the wall due to being front row and in a way that makes you concentrate more on the sound and the music rather than watching him actually play! I love the ending where Roger stands and raises his arms and the drums and amps come up through the stage, it's just a shame that so many people don't get to see this due to where they are sat and even people sitting near that can see are just so consumed by what's just happened when Roger hits the wall with his fists that they don't get to see it either, they just completely miss what's going on in front of them!

There was one slight difference tonight and one addition! When the demon come up and slaps its hand across the whole wall, instead of it turning red it went white and I preferred this and it looks a LOT better. He has also added what looks like a huge post it note projection on the right side of the wall at the end of Run Like Hell, I wasn't able to see exactly what it said but it had a couple of peoples names on and said "we always remember you" under them, Roger then took his machine gun and shot at the "post it note" after which it fell down to the bottom of the wall. He did this again in Atlanta last night but I missed it again, I'll be ready tomorrow in Houston:)

*** Hassan just emailed me the following: Hey Si, the banner that gets thrown over the wall at the end of Run Like Hell has the names of the Reuters cameramen that were killed in Iraq, you know, in the clip that is projected on the wall. Namir Noor el-Deen and Saeed Chmagh. ***

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It always makes me laugh when I'm on the front rail for a show, as soon as the instruments go down into the stage and the crew have done their thing with taking the instruments and mics off the stage and Roger makes his way over to the right hand side to start the Trial sequence the security always come round the front and move everybody back to their seats and off the rail in preparation for the wall coming down in six or seven minutes time. The look on peoples faces is funny, they have no idea at all what's going to happen and wonder why on earth they are being moved back when they have been stood in the same pace all night!! Then when the wall comes down and they see it actually happening its great to watch the crowds faces and see the amazement in their eyes!

Tonight's wall fall was fantastic, it came down in two sections and the first few rows went forward towards the crowd then the second couple of rows backwards and then the rest of it falling forward.

The band looked so happy during Outside The Wall, you can always tell its been a good show by how they look when they come out onstage. They knew it was a good show and you could see that, Dave was so appreciative of the audience as was Roger and the rest of the band. I must say though that G E Smith is an odd one! He never seems to smile or look happy and has the same expression on his face the whole show!

It's hard to decide which was the best show of the tour so far between this one and the first Ft Lauderdale one, I think the first Ft Lauderdale one just took it to be honest, not exactly sure but it had a touch more energy, the crowd were a bit better and the whole show just seemed faultless.

Make sure you check out Simon's blog at SimonWimpenny.blogspot.com where you'll find full details of all his travels, along with more pictures and videos.

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!

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