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April 9th - GELREDOME, ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS Print E-mail
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Roger Waters - The Wall Live Europe 2011 ticket

Capacity: 35,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Batavierenweg 25, 6841 HN Arnhem, Netherlands. MAP

Website: www.gelredome.nl

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall stays in The Netherlands, as ticket sales were lightning fast for the initially announced show at this venue. Following this show, the production moves down to Hungary.

General sale tickets went on sale from June 7th through LiveNation.nl. The public sale will also see a limited number of VIP packages made available for each show on the tour. Our thanks to Gus for sending over the ticket scan to the right.

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 twelve of the tour, and the second of a trio of concerts at the Gelredome in Arnhem. 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

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CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Vincent Jutten

As a long time Brain Damage follower I was one of the first to be informed about the concert in Arnhem. Thx to Matt and his team for that! I registered myself on the website of Roger and ordered my tickets as soon when they were available from the site of Roger. Finally my wife and I could pick them up at the venue yesterday. We were in "the circle" and found a place at the first row. The disadvantage is that you don't have a complete overview on the projections, but we were very close to the band, especially in the 2nd part of the show, when they start performing in front of the Wall! At the end of the show Harry Waters was sitting in front of us watching the wall come down and talking to the kids that performed during Another Brick In The Wall, part II.

Roger was in a good mood and communicated a lot with the people in front. He even talked about the early days of Pink Floyd when he performed with the band in the Netherlands in Paradiso (Amsterdam) and in relative small towns as "Vlissingen".

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The band members were in general a little bit on "auto pilot". The show is in such a tight format, that there is no place for them to show all their talents. But it was very nice to see and hear them at work. Jon Carin was the best musician, even his guitar playing on Run like Hell is great! Also the drumming of Graham Broad is incredible powerful.

With the "spoilers" on the Internet and as long time Roger Waters fan I knew what was to be accepted, but I enjoyed every minute of it!

Wish I could see the show some other time from other angles to be able to absorb the visual spectacle.

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Mike Ford

Arnhem on a Thursday afternoon for the first of two gigs. Or Wageningen, to be precise on a beautiful, sunny afternoon, lovely location, in the middle of a forest, miles and miles from anywhere. Even further from the Gelredome. Nice one, Mikey, good planning! (Note to self, the Best Western might be a glass and concrete box, but it is in Arnhem)! Settled in, room service, then sleep.

After a late breakfast, a leisurely glass of wine or three followed, on the hotel terrace, watching myriads of fit, bicycling type people either stopping for healthy fruit juices or just whizzing past on their 'bikes, we left at 4pm to get to the gig. Taxi to station, train to Arnhem, then 4€ shuttle bus from outside the station to the football ground. Picked tickets up from box office, compliments again to the website team, painless and almost tout proof. Very well organised.

Spied the beer tent and stood in queue for forty minutes, only to be told "tokens only" when I got to the front. Thank you so much, to the Dutch guy who took pity on me and gave me one of his beers, whilst heartily laughing, slapping me on the back and pointing me in the direction of "munten", the beer token kiosk. Spent twenty minutes in another queue to get tokens, then went back to queue again for beer. What a tw*t!

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Seats were fantastic, on the opposite side from Barcelona and up a bit, cracking view. Sat next to what seemed like an amateur film crew, all dressed in matching black, one guy watching out for pigs, etc who would then warn the camera man, with camera on a tripod, and a girl with a list and a brief description of the songs in the set. Organised, or what? Crowd seemed very reserved, listening rather than joining in, oblivious to the two Brits in section 121 singing their heads off!

Roger told us all of his complete stumping when asked to say "hello and welcome" in Dutch, a bit like ourselves when asking the taxi driver to take us to the train station, Ede Wageningen! No wonder he said, "fuck it, you're on your own!" (Roger, not the taxi driver). Lovely, lovely people but such a tongue twisting language.

Projections on the Wall were simply stunning, and now we knew what to look for, it was incredible just watching what seemed like an organic show, bringing to life a clinical brick wall, and without giving too much away, when Roger head butts the wall during C'numb, the projection goes from b&w to colour, well…………

Would like to say journey back was easy, but 25,000 or so people trying to get on the same shuttle bus was not our idea of heaven, happily a train and taxi journey was tempered by one of the most fantastic kebabs ever eaten, safely ensconced in our hotel room whilst watching parts of the show on camera.

Saturday night, same again, except without the queuing and a larger kebab!

I Wanted to encapsulate the night in fewer lines, so was inspired to write the following-

Getting to hotel
Getting room service
Getting pissed
Getting stoned,
Sleep.
Getting to breakfast
Getting – anywhere from middle of nowhere
Getting to gig
Getting beer
Getting munten
Getting beer
Getting seats
Seeing gig,
half time chips
a flying pig
Getting bus
Getting train
Getting kebab
Getting taxi
Getting home
Watching gig on iphone
Getting pissed, getting naked
Getting stoned
Sleep
Taxi, train, metro, train, plane, car then home. Brilliant. Next stop, Oslo.

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, 14 April 2011 )
 
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