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April 28th - HARTWALL AREENA, HELSINKI, FINLAND Print E-mail
Hartwall Areena
Roger Waters ticket - Hartwall Areena, Helsinki, 28 April 2011
Roger Waters - Helsinki, April 2011

Capacity: 13,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Hartwall Areena, 00240 Helsinki, Finland. MAP

Website: www.hartwall-areena.com

 

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It's now a second night in Finland, due to the incredible speed that tickets sold for the first night. Added within 30 minutes of the first show going on sale, this one should prove just as popular. Our thanks to Sami Virtanen for the concert advert to the right (click thumbnail), and also for the ticket scan.

General sale tickets went on sale through Lippu.fi from September 7th, at 9:30am. The public sale will also see 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 twenty-two of the tour, and the concluding show in Helsinki. We hear it was another good one! A night's rest for the production, and the fun resumes in Oslo. If you went to this show in Finland, 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 and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Sami Virtanen

I went to the hotel at 13:00 on Thursday. I had my original The Wall lp with me, and the tour book and Is There Anybody Out There cd in case I would meet someone from the band.

Roger Waters and band - The Wall Live autographsFirst person I met was G.E. Smith, I got a chance to talk with him briefly. I told him he's got a nice collection of Telecasters (electric guitar), and he said that he really loves Telecasters. Next person who walked out from the hotel was Graham Broad. He was in a good mood.

He asked me why the security crew asked people to sit down and how come people were so quiet. I said that we are polite. Graham also said that he remembered the quiet Finnish audience from the last time he was here.

At around 14:30 Robbie Wyckoff and Jon Joyce came out for a walk. They were also really happy. They laughed about the quiet Finnish audience and also about Roger's comment from last night ("attentive audience"). They thought it was funny. None of them meant it in a bad way, John said that he liked it. People were paying attention and listening, not just screaming all the time.

Right after they left Jon Carin walked by me. I almost didn't recognize him. I said "Jon" and he turned around and stopped. I said: "I almost didn't recognize you because of your short hair."

He said he likes it that way. I felt like an idiot. I met Jon Carin and the only thing I said was a comment about his hair.

At 15:50 Roger's tour manager came out from the hotel. I was there with 6 other people. The tour manager came to us and said: "OK guys, Roger is leaving in 5 minutes. If you want to have an autograph you should stand in a line. When you get the autograph, step away. Only one piece per person." He was also really nice. Then it happened - Roger Waters walked out the door. He didn't say anything, but he signed my The Wall LP. He seemed to be in a good mood. He looked well. Roger left with the tour manager to Hartwall Arena. Roger was wearing Black Hammers zip hoodie. Life was good.

20 minutes after Roger's departure the rest of the band came out. I got autographs from Snowy White and Dave Kilminster. Harry Waters rushed in to the van with the Lennon brothers while these guitarists were giving autographs. Snowy signed my The Wall Live booklet.

The show was really good. A bit better than on Wednesday (I didn't know that was possible). Comfortably Numb's solo was better, Dave was really playing well. Roger's voice sounded normal, so he did beat the flu. The shows were incredible. On both nights I shed a tear on Thin Ice and on Vera.

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Audience was polite, they made a bit more noise than the night before. I was sitting in the middle of the arena. I heard all the quadraphonic sounds much better. On Wednesday I was on row ten and I didn't hear all the sound effects, sounds and noises there are in the back.

The wall collapsed much better on Thursday. They almost hit the people in the first row.

Roger ended the show saying "You were a fantastic audience, it really means a lot to us."

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 ( Friday, 29 April 2011 )
 
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