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October 13th - NASSAU COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, LONG ISLAND, NY, USA Print E-mail
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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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Due to the strength of ticket sales, Roger's tour of The Wall stays for a second night 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 scan, were both 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 eighteen of the tour, and the second of two shows on Long Island at the home for a number of the original Wall shows. David Gilmour still has not shown, although that hasn't dented the enthusiasm of the crowd. As BD's own Elliot Tayman told us just after the show finished, "Another fine show. They get better and better..." By the way, during the show Roger made an error when talking about where the Floyd had performed The Wall shows. He said Dusseldorf instead of Dortmund.

As you'll see from the latest concert review from good friend to BD, Simon Wimpenny, who has put aside most of the year to travel to the majority of US Wall concerts, the fall of the wall in this show was a little bit different to other shows, with those at the front experiencing something rather unexpected.

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 VIDEOS by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

I headed out to the show around six, a little later than yesterday, I got caught in a bit of traffic and didn't arrive till near seven. Ellie called while I was on my way to say she had arrived as did my friend Brad as well. I was also meant to be meeting up with my friend Jeff whom I had missed at all the NY shows and last night's Nassau show. He was due in the bar at 7:30pm but it got to 8pm and i couldn't see him.

I sat with Ellie and Andy for half an hour and then my friend Brad arrived, Brad had bought a front row seat for tonight's show and had never seen the show from the front row, I knew he would like it and I wasn't wrong! Once you've been front row you can't go back! Brad had also brought his friend Mike whom had not seen the show at all but was a big Wall fan.

We headed down to the floor and much to the disappointment of Brad he was only asked once to show his front row ticket while making his way to his seat!! I headed down there with them and met Mike who had already found his seat and was soaking in some of the atmosphere. I went for a wonder around the floor and finally found Jeff and his mom! I hadn't seen Jeff since the Ca-ira event in New York some 4 years ago, was great to see you again and to meet your mom!

The floor was packed out tonight I couldn't see a single spare seat in the house. Last night the two sections right next to the stage off the floor at each side was covered by a cloth, stopping anyone sitting in the seats as this was where the wall fell down at the end of the show. Tonight there was no cloth! All the seats were open and people were sat in them! Little did they know!

The show tonight was much better than the night before, the crowd were a lot more enthusiastic and even stood you for the opening track of the second half, Hey You.

I don't take my camera to every show as I don't enjoy the show as much if half the time I'm seeing it on a 2” lcd screen but I'd brought it along tonight. I stood with Brad and Mike on the left hand side on the rail for the show tonight. 

Even being this close due to all the lighting and flashes and projections its so difficult to get the settings right on the camera, it's a lot more settled in the second half and so much easier to take decent picture. This said I didn't do too bad in the first half and got some half decent shots.

The first half went without any hitches at all that I could see, Roger was as talkative as ever and again made reference to being here 30 years ago! Brad and Mike couldn't believe how different the show was seeing it from this close up. He had seen the MSG shows a couple of weeks earlier and there was a ton of things that he hadn't seen or noticed from his seats a bit further back at the other shows. As I said, once you've been on that rail you just cant go back! I stayed at the front for the intermission didnt go wandering or anything, Jeff came down for a quick chat and said his mom was really enjoying the show and was taking lots of pictures.

By the time Brad and Mike had got back from getting a beer it was tome for the second half, as I said earlier the crowd all raised up from their seats and remained standing for the duration of the show! I love the second half, love seeing the band when they are out front performing. Mike turned to me during Hey You and asked if they leave the wall up for the rest of the show or if they take it down, I told him to just watch, wait and enjoy!

There was a pretty big cock up on the crew's side tonight, when the instruments rose from the stage and In The Flesh started it wasn't till about 20 seconds before the vocals started the Roger realised someone had forgot to put his mic stand out and his mic! he was pissed you could see it in his face! It was then that Robbie realised and handed him his mic that he usually gives to Roger half way through when he goes walking around on the stage. 

The wall falling down tonight was spectacular! Not the best but different. Remember the side blocks of the stage that I said had been uncovered and there were people sat in those seats? Well the wall on the right hand side of the stage totally fell down all over these people and covered them!! It was unreal - there were people fighting themselves out of the bricks, oh if only I could have been there, lol. The main wall fell in two good sections forward towards the front rail, was great to feel the wind rush past us that was made from a whole sections falling so close to us. I don't think Brad had any idea just how close those bricks are when they fall and your stood on that front rail!

A friend of Dave and mine, Jackie, had messaged me earlier in the day to ask me to find out what was on Dave's t shirt at the end of the show, it was somewhat of a mystery and he hadn't told so so far! I tried to get a couple of pics of it but it wasn't clear enough as soon as Dave saw me and knew I was trying to find out what was written on it he laughed, turned around and then covered it with his banjo! He later told us that Roger asked all the band members for a slogan that they would like on the front of their shirts! Dave's first request was “sex appeal, please give generously” however he had ended up getting one that said “Wall or Nothing”

It was another fantastic show in a historic venue.

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 PICTURES and COMMENTS by BD CONTRIBUTOR, John M. Schultz

Roger Waters - Nassau Coliseum, 13th October 2010Leaving the show the second night, I came around the corner to find a helicopter waiting to take off. The previous night, a helicopter had swept over the lot as I was making my way to the car. I stopped and waited, deleting a few old images from my full memory card. Sure enough, Waters came walking out of the underground entrance to the Coliseum a few minutes later and into the helicopter. As it took for, the wind blast from the rotors blew my hat off, making it hard to shoot. But I did get a few shots. A fitting ending to a fantastic show!

John has shared some great photos from Nassau - click on the thumbnail to see the pig in more detail, and click HERE to view his gallery of pictures...

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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