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November 21st - AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, DALLAS, TX, USA Print E-mail
American Airlines Center
Roger Waters The Wall Live 2010
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Capacity: 18,584
Concert starts: 8pm 

Address of venue: 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219-7601. MAP

Website: www.americanairlinescenter.com

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall plays its second night in Texas, as the 2010 tour arrives in single figures for remaining shows. Over to Denver now...

Our thanks to BD's own Elliot Tayman for the tour advert shown to the right - click the thumbnail to see the advert larger.

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 forty of the tour, and the second of two shows in Texas. 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 Dallas Morning News were at the concert, and their full review should be posted shortly. They have put up an interim summary of the concert, concentrating on the various puppets/inflatables included in the show - The School Master, Mother, The "woman-fish" as they describe her, and The Flying Pig.

From their initial comments, they were broadly enthusiastic about the event, although slightly confused by the larger than life characters which pepper the piece...

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

So it's just over an hour since the show ended, I'm back at the hotel room and thought I'd try do a review of the show while its fresh in my head!

A friend of mine called Jeff was at tonight's show, I met him in Dallas in 2000 and we hadn't met since! We exchanged a few e mails over the years but that was all. He sent me a text and we met up about 6:30 outside the venue, was great to see him again and meet his wife, can't believe its been over 10 years since we were at the Dallas show together in 2000!! We both met Roger at the same time that day too.

Another friend, Mark Strand joined us around 6:45, and the four of us headed in the venue, Mark went to take his seat on the first level off the floor towards the rear and Jeff, his wife and I went down onto the floor.

Roger came out for the opening of In The Flesh and has taken to actually running across from one side of the stage to the other, not walking but actually running. He's done this for the last 3 or 4 shows and is clearly enjoying himself from the second he steps on the stage!

The crowd were VERY reserved tonight, the centre and right section all sat down after In The Flesh and I counted at least 3 people around me all sat on their Iphones/Blackberry's all on Facebook!! WTF!! I tried to not let it bother me and enjoyed the show the best I could while still sitting down!

The kids tonight weren't very good at all, they seem to have really gone down hill the last 4 or 5 shows, not sure why! Three of them did run over to the left hand side of the stage and stood on the riser there and did a bit of air guitar but it wasn't anywhere near as good as Chicago or Philly or some of the other places. Snowy made a couple of mistakes on his solo that were really noticeable, I think that's the first time I've heard him mess that up!

When Roger introduced Mother tonight he did the whole "Thank you, No Thank YOU" thing about four times tonight and at the end of it said, “pantomime, don't you just love it”. When he explained what he was going to do with the track Mother he told the crowd “I'm going to sing along with that poor fucked up miserable Roger“. He was clearly having fun tonight.

I noticed the vocal separation a lot more on Mother tonight, usually you can't hear the new and old Roger vocals much but tonight there was definitely two separate tracks, a lot more noticeable than any other show I've seen and it sounded great. The projections have gone back to the original for Mother as well with the red blood NOT coming in front of the camera tonight!

There's a real interesting read at the link below about the projections and how they are doing it while on tour!

Interesting read on the animation and projections

Goodbye Blue Sky was just as good as ever and I think the symbols at the end falling down works really well now, a lot better than how it was before.

I had to laugh tonight and in front of me was a family of three, what I presume was mother, father and son. When the images of the naked women came on the wall during Young Lust the father covered the kid's eyes and wouldn't let him look at them! I thought he was joking at first but he was being serious, the kid was probably 11 or 12 and his dad just wouldn't let him see them!! As soon as they had gone he took his hands away from his eyes!!

Don't look at the pictures below if you're younger than 12 please!!

Roger Waters - Dallas, 21st November 2010 Roger Waters - Dallas, 21st November 2010

Just as the last brick had been placed in the top row of the wall there was a huge problem!! It looked like the whole middle section of the wall was going to fall down! It juddered and the whole middle section raised up about 6 inches!! I'm not sure if one of the hydraulic lifts moved when it shouldn't have done or if one of the hydraulic rams that go through the bricks was caught on something but it could have been a huge problem if the bricks had cone down and it really wasn't far off from that happening! The roadies came out and started to manoeuvre the bricks on the first 5 or 6 rows back into place and soon sorted it out.

One thing I've been meaning to mention is the lyrics in Empty Spaces specifically the line “send flowers by phone” it still amazes me that that line was written 30 years ago and has so much relevance even today as it's something that's done even more so these days, the lyrics are just timeless!!

Few random images from the quick flashes on the wall. I only just realised that the lyrics go “I have seen the writing on the wall” when all these are shown! I didn't even notice this in all of the 38 shows I've seen!!

Roger Waters - Dallas, 21st November 2010 Roger Waters - Dallas, 21st November 2010 Roger Waters - Dallas, 21st November 2010

At intermission I went over to see Jeff and his wife, they were absolutely speechless and were completely blown away by the whole show! I know Jeff's a HUGE Gilmour fan and I knew he was a touch worried just how well Dave K handled the guitar parts but after hearing the first half of the show he wasn't worried a bit and was really looking forward to hearing Dave’s solo on Comfy Numb.

I went back to my seat with a couple of minutes to spare before staying seated for Hey You, Is There Anybody Out There and Nobody Home, the crowd finally started to rise out of their seats at the end of Vera and remained standing for most of the second half which was great!

Dave missed a couple of notes on the Comfy Numb solo last night in Houston and he commented on this when we were chatting before the show, I love when this happens as you just know that he is going to be putting 200% into the next night's solo and he did exactly that - it was absolutely fantastic.

The second half was totally faultless, and the more I hear it the more it is my favourite half of the show, I was actually never a huge fan of Waiting for the Worms or even the Trial but it's so much better live and takes on a whole new meaning seeing it performed and acted out in front of you.

He again used the light flashes when he uses the machine gun and I managed to capture it on a video clip tonight, it does look a lot better in person at the shows though.

The crowd had just about woken up during Run Like Hell and I have to say I think more people were clapping along with Roger than at any other show I've seen! I looked around the venue when Roger encouraged everyone to “enjoy yourselves” and it looked like at least 75% of the crowd were clapping!

I love seeing the hammers when they are full screen all the way across the wall, I never tire of seeing these projections! As I said above I also enjoy the trial a lot more now after seeing it performed live!

The way the wall came down tonight was excellent, the top 3 rows fell forward and then it looked like the rest of the rows were all going to fall backwards but just before they did they actually all fell forward, I counted about 8 rows falling all in one block onto the front of the stage, I got a great “wall wind” about ten seconds later!

The band then came out and the confetti came down.

Roger has started to talk the last few shows about the alienation he felt 30 years ago and how he doesn't feel this any more but feels the connection to the audience (see the video clip below)

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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