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October 12th - NASSAU COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, LONG ISLAND, NY, USA Print E-mail
Nassau Coliseum
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Capacity: 19,800
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 1255 Hampstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553. MAP

Website: www.nassaucoliseum.com

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives at Nassau Coliseum, which saw one of the original, 1980 runs of Wall concert dates. We wonder how many of the audience were lucky enough to have seen the original shows at the venue, and who will be able to directly compare the 2010 version? If that includes you, do let us know!

The newspaper advert shown to the right (click thumbnail), and the ticket scans, were all supplied by BD's own Elliot Tayman.

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 seventeen of the tour, and the show has arrived on Long Island for the first of a pair of concerts. Of course, the Nassau Coliseum was home for a number of the original Wall shows, so we wonder how many of the audience were fortunate enough to appear at both versions? If you are one of those people, do please get in touch - we'd love to hear your thoughts!

David Gilmour still has not shown, although rumours that he'd be appearing at this show have been less than those for the Washington concert on October 10th. Our money is, and always has been, on a European appearance. It is clear though that the sense of anticipation is building within the fans, with each successive no-show!

If you went to this show, 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, Simon Wimpenny

Tonight's venue, The Nassau Coliseum is very unique in that its the only place on the tour that Roger is playing where he also played the original wall shows back in the 80's, this is something he mentioned a few times at the show tonight. I was sitting 14th row in the middle block on the aisle tonight, again my favourite place to sit with the expectation of standing on the front rail.

The place is a lot bigger inside than it is on the outside. It's a perfect circular building just in the middle of a parking lot and the floor area is obviously sunk into the ground which make it look a lot smaller from the outside.

The gig started as usual around 8:15, again a lot of the audience were seated for a lot of the time but as the show went on they started to get more and more into it and stood for a while. The show was without fault! I don't think I've ever seen a show that was without a single problem! I'm sure there were some but I certainly didn't see any. The teacher's legs were a bit messed up tonight but I wouldn't call that a problem, one of the wires was just caught under its foot which made it look a bit odd at the bottom. The kids came on as normal and they still have a long way to go to beat the ones that were onstage in Chicago!

As good as the show was it was the best due to people sitting down and the people not as into as say Chicago or New York. Roger commented about the show he played there all them years ago and the crowd roared with cheers and whistles, again Roger telling the crowd what a “miserable old man” he was back in them days!

The first halves of the shows seem to fly by now for me, the highlight definitely being “What Shall We Do Now” I'm so pleased he decided to play this at the shows, it's always funny looking around and watching peoples faces who have no idea what this track is! as it wasn't on the album and only in the film. I love it and its one of the best tracks in the first half for sure.

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After intermission, I made my way back to my seat for the second half, this is my favourite half of the show, I just think Roger outs that bit more effort into the whole part that he plays. Watch when he initially walks onstage during In The Flesh, he walked onstage, stands still, looks at the backing singers, smirks at them and moves on, he acknowledges Robbie with a salute type hand gesture and just as he walks past he waves his finger to Robbie to follow him, Roger then stops at Dave, again acknowledges him and Dave returns the acknowledgment, he then carries on to Snowy, Roger smirks at him and Snowy doesn't look at him at all, he just stares forward all the time, all part of the act of course. Roger then continues to look at the audience in a menacing way, picking people out and pointing to them and mouthing something that I haven't been able to work out yet but I will.

One thing I do like is how the lighting rig is a circle which is half behind the wall and half in front of it and you can see all the lights move forward for the second half of the show so they can shine on the front of the stage; Mark Brickman has done a fantastic job of the lighting on this tour and you can tell that every little details has been thought about and tested.

Comfy Numb was again faultless and played with such passion that only Dave K can give it. His actions at the end of his solo tell you how pleased he is with the solo and how pleased he is with the crowd's reaction, not only does the crowd know a good solo but you can tell he does too.

The wall came down great tonight, forward then backwards then forwards. Lots of rippling on it too before it actually falls.

Had a great night, the only “downer” was I was sat on my own tonight, no friends sat beside me, had a cool virtual sing along with Kami by text though during Waiting for the Worms but there's nothing like seeing a show with good friends next to you who appreciate the show and don't just dance along to Another Brick Pt 3 and then talk the rest of the way through the show.

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 REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Steve Lukas

Wow, I never thought this day would come. I made a contribution to this site back in 2006, for the Dark Side of the Moon Tour at Jones Beach, not far from the hallowed grounds of The Nassau Coliseum. At that time I actually took a picture of the Coliseum, as a piece of history, as we were staying at a hotel nearby. I never thought that the music from The Wall would resonate again inside. Boy was I wrong, thankfully so.

The entire day was surreal, the atmosphere outside, the weather. Roger arrived via helicopter and quickly went inside, as I stood there not believing where I was, the Wall, 30 years later at one of the only two locations where it was performed, one of the reasons why I chose this venue.

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The interior was as I expected a once mighty coliseum for its time, showing its age, but still brimming with excitement. My mind could not keep from wandering back to 1980, as I entered. The idea of being in the same arena...what was I in store for? It was like being a child again on Christmas Eve. Not to mention the David Gilmour rumor adding to that excitement.

It is very difficult to put into words of how the music and spectacle of the event intertwine as one, and I will not try, as Jimmy Buffett once said, “Don't try to describe a Kiss concert if you've never seen it” the same can be said about The Wall. It lived up to and surpassed all of my expectations. It was an out of body experience.

The only thing that I can do, is thank Roger, the musicians, and every single person involved in bringing this to fruition, and for the opportunity to see the majesty of this work of art. It is something I will never forget.

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 ( Thursday, 16 June 2011 )
 
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