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April 18th - ATLAS ARENA, LODZ, POLAND Print E-mail
Atlas Arena, Lodz
Roger Waters - Lodz, Poland 2011

Capacity: 13,400
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Aleja ksiedza Biskupa Wladyslawa Bandurskiego 7, 94-020 Lódz, Poland. MAP

Website: www.atlasarena.pl

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives in Poland, a country that Roger has visited a few times over recent years (principally for performances of his opera, Ca Ira. Next stop on the tour is Moscow.

The RogerWaters.com presales began the week starting Monday, May 31st, with advance tickets available to those who had registered their interest in particular cities. General sale tickets went on sale shortly after through Eventim.pl. The public sale also saw a limited number of VIP packages made available for each show on the tour.

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 first of two nights here in Lódz. 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.

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

From the outside the venue looked pretty small, what you don't realise though is that a lot of it is underground and upon entering we could see it was a lot wider than the usual venues and the seats at the side were way higher than normal. It was clearly visible that the wall was bigger as well, not in length or height but the amount of wall at the bottom by the side seating area was a lot more, kind of hard to explain but there was a lot more wall for the visuals to be projected on between the floor and the start of the seating at the side as you can see from the picture below:

 

We had tickets for standing in the golden circle tonight and made our way through to the front left of the stage. The crowd seemed a bit reserved again but nowhere near as they were in Prague. The show went pretty much without fault, only the odd bit of feedback here and there. The crowd were in good spirit and clapped when they should have done and were silent at the right times too.

At the end of Goodbye Cruel World the words INTERMISSION came up on the wall to let people know there would be a break, only the word doesn't mean anything to English speaking Polish people or the crowd just didn't understand but they stayed stood and seated waiting for something to happen! they thought it was still part of the show. As the fallen hero pictures were projected onto the wall they clapped, then as one lot faded out and another lot came on they clapped again, still not realising it was a break in the performance. It was really strange and something I've not seen happen before!

Roger Waters - Lodz, 18th April 2011 Roger Waters - Lodz, 18th April 2011 Roger Waters - Lodz, 18th April 2011

I found an empty seat off to the side for the second half of the show and sat there for the duration. It was slightly further away than where I've sat before and gave me a great view of the crowd and the projections, for the first time I could see and tell that it was indeed Rogers eyes that are on the screen at one point in the show! I also noticed the picture of Chairman Mau hanging on the inside of the hotel room wall!

Seeing Run Like Hell and Waiting for the Worms from seated on the side is fantastic, its just the best place in the house to see the projections, the band, the pig and the interaction of the audience

The wall came down great again but nothing like it did in Prague. Once again, before the band come back onstage you could hear Roger practicing on the trumpet and blowing a few notes, Jon Joyce mentioned this today and he thinks it's that as the crowd are totally silent after the wall falls that's the reason you can hear it, I'm still not sure, I don't know if it's actually coming through the PA, the music monitor speakers or its just the sound from the trumpet when Roger is in the tunnel waiting to come out, you could definitely hear a pin drop before they come out though, it's deadly silent!

It was a fantastic show with a great crowd and can't wait to do it all again tomorrow!

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 VIDEOS by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Ana Maria Ciceala

We can't compare to other concerts in the tour, for us it was the highest possible sound quality, perfection in sound and video. I was in Budapest for The Dark Side concert four years ago and I can say this time it was the same genius behind it all, behind the wall, lending to us a part of his wonderful self.

The only thing about the concert, I think Roger shouldn't include Comfortably Numb in the set. David is the one to sing with him and, while he is alive, the song just becomes real then and there (by how comfortably numb they've both become)…

A friend said that next time they'll go on tour together. I pray for this.

CONCERT VIDEOS and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Marek

Marek has posted on Youtube, almost the entire concert in HD. It comes in 12 parts with very few gaps, and can be seen through this direct link. He has also posted a large number of pictures from the show which can be seen here.

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!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 June 2011 )
 
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