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October 15th - XL CENTER, HARTFORD, CT, USA Print E-mail
XL Center
Roger Waters 2010 tour ticket

Capacity: 16,606
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 220 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT 06103-3423. MAP

Website: www.xlcenter.com

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives in Hartford, for the sole concert in Conneticut. The concert advert (click thumbnail) to the right comes courtesy of 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.

Roger Waters 2010 tour advertisementGeneral 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 nineteen of the tour, and the sole show in Conneticut, performed at the XL Center. The reviews below give a great flavour of the show, which is ever evolving - not least in Roger's performance, musically and theatrically! 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!

In the media, the Hartford Courant reviewed the show in detail, and their report can be read here. They've also posted a nice gallery of nineteen pictures from the concert...

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Eric Anderson

Waters was great last night. I has seventh row floor.

The images displayed on the wall were chilling, informative and heart pulling.

The crowd was really into it and Roger seems to be at peace doing the shows instead of the grumpy artist he was during the first Wall period. Making jokes about "getting older" while singing "Mother and joking about the kids on stage were from a school that he couldn't remember. And the ear plugs in his ear were making him hard of hearing.

Waters and the band sounded great and I thought it was real funny how they had one of the backing singers dressed as a homeless bum complete with ripped clothes and a shopping carriage. To boot.

The only two negatives of the show which I thought were: when Dave Kilminster did the "Comfortably Numb" solo, it was very muffled with too much distortion. The other con was, I was not crazy about the guy (names escapes me) who sang a lot of Gilmour's spots.

I have some pictures of the show I took with my phone camera and I will try to send them to you. I hope this tour comes to DVD as well as the one from 1980 as I have heard it is. Maybe as some kind of then and now package.

CONCERT COMMENTS by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Geoffrey Lucas

I was there and it was amazing! Never in my young life did I think that my first Pink Floyd concert experience would be Roger Waters performing The Wall live!

CONCERT REVIEW and VIDEO by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

I was 10th row on the aisle in the middle block, my favourite position after the front rail. It had been a day off from the shows yesterday and I was looking forward to seeing it again. It's just not possible to get bored of this show one bit! There's just so much going on all the time!

After the first couple of tracks you could tell the band were very tight yet again, the sound was incredible and everyone was on fine form (Dave told me earlier today he had food poisoning and was throwing up a lot so didn't feel 100%!) and Roger was just as animated through the show. After 4 or 5 tracks a young girl came and sat next to me and we got talking at the intermission, she was a guest of Dave's and her name was Eve. She had seen the show in New York and the rehearsal show at the Izod and had driven up from New York today just for the show tonight.

One thing that was different tonight was the kids during Another Brick, I think they were actually better than the Chicago kids! Someone had done some choreography with them and told them to really go for it tonight as you can see from the video below!youtube}BWG9laIDGSg{/youtube}

After intermission, I made my way back down to my seat and sat for the second half pointing Roger nuances out to Eve, I think her comment was “I can tell you've seen this show before”. There were a couple of mistakes, but nothing real big, Roger sang into the megaphone when he should have sung into the mic but realised pretty quick and covered it up well. He was in a talkative mood tonight. Someone shouted out to him from the audience between one of the tracks and he replied with a shout of “what?” he then said “sorry I cant hear you because of these things (ear pieces) in my ear”. It's unusual for him to interact in that way and I haven't seen it very often at all.

I love how Roger is even more into the fascist character now, during In The Flesh at the start of the second set when he says “I'd have all of you shot” he's picking people out in the audience and pointing to them and mouthing the words “you, go on, get out”. He then fires an imaginary gun at them, then doing the same to someone in the front couple of rows and then the left side of the stage.

The wall came down great and Eve and I made our way to the front rail for Outside The Wall. I love seeing the band this close up when all the lights are on them, during this track, they're just all smiles and happy the whole time. Roger sang “all alone and in fucking two's” which I haven't heard him do before. He then did what seems to have become a regular thing at the end of the shows, he goes over to stage left and thanks the audience, then stage centre and does the same and then as he points to stage right he's been saying “...and the people on this side always tend to be the loudest”, which of course generates a huge cheer from the people in the seats in that area!

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.

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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