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June 10th - O2 WORLD HAMBURG, HAMBURG, GERMANY Print E-mail
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Roger Waters - Hamburg 2011

Capacity: 16,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Sylvesterallee 10, 22525 Hamburg, Germany. MAP

Website: barclaycard-arena.de/

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives at the O2 World Hamburg, a venue that until April 2010 was the Color Line Arena, a place that Roger performed in back in 2007. UPDATE, August 2015: It is now called the Barclaycard Arena.

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 on June 4th through normal ticketing agents including www.GetGo.de. It is understood that all tickets have now been sold for this show, but it is worth checking with the official agents if you still need a ticket, as quite often "production tickets" are released close to the concert itself. 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 forty-six of the tour, and the first of two nights in Hamburg. As our friend Simon Wimpenny relates below, a great show, although by the sound of things some disinterested children as part of the kids choir in Another Brick In The Wall part II.

If you went to this show in Hamburg, 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 VIDEO by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

The show has been starting at 8:15pm in most of the venues in Europe but both Zurich and tonight were 8pm dead on the button.

Sound was great tonight, not as good as Zurich but it you hadn't been to Zurich you wouldn't know any difference (if that makes sense) and Roger continues to spit on the floor when sat on the lower part of the wall (much to the upset of Kevin).

I have to say that the kids on Another Brick tonight were the worst I've ever seen at any of the shows. They came out and lined up and just stood there and clapped, they looked like they were there because they had to be and didn't look to be enjoying it one bit. I did wonder if the German people are a bit too serious for this type of thing? The crowd were ok but as Thomas had told me earlier, the German crowds are always quiet (i bet that's not true at the Berlin shows!) Another little thing I've been meaning to mention is to watch Roger and GE for the last minute of Young Lust, they just jam together and move in time with each other really close like Roger used to do with Andy Fairweather Low a lot.

At intermission Elzira and Berto came to sit next to Kevin and I and the empty seats around us, of which there were about 20! George and Sabina also came to sit next to us, they had driven over for the shows and arrived late so I hadn't had chance to see them before the show.

Second half was as good as ever performance wise, I do wish you'd start to move about a bit more again though Dave, during Run Like Hell. Said track brought the crowd to their feet for the first time alas it didn't last as they all started to sit down at the beginning of Waiting for the Worms.

This is the Dave K we all want to see again:)

Wall fall wasn't the best tonight with a lot of it falling backwards onto the stage, it still brought a huge cheer from the crowd though.

We all took the train back to Hamburg after the show, I headed to bed and the others headed for the pub!

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 by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Guntmar Ploetzke

Start
.... the first version?

So I... thought I.... liked to..... go to the Show..... again after over 30 Years!

Well, of course I couldn't resist reading any review that I could get from former shows. In the old days there were just a few 'snippets' in the common music magazines with always the same pictures and rare reports from Los Angeles and New York. And do you remember how 'easy' it was to get one or two of these much sought-after tickets? Maybe they were too cheap.... I had to write a letter and was ordered to keep patience, just to get an "No, sorry sorry, your name wasn't picked from the lottery wheel". Luckily I could buy a ticket from second hand and was there in Dortmund and got my life changed by Pink Floyd and at least The Wall.

So here we are in Hamburg and I can hardly wait to get in and see again these white bricks and poor Pink who sat there leaning on the bricks and was kicked away by David Gilmour in a really shocking inhuman way to give place for more bricks to complete the wall back in 1981.

But this time it is different as many of you know. Pink has been taken in by two obviously dangerous looking uniformed men and is thrown on stage beside the coatrack with Roger's leathercoat and is left alone on this blue tanned stage between us and this uncompleted wall.

The Show has already begun as some of us only now realise. Now I have to look at all the visuals (is that really possible? There is so much to take in!) because I know Roger is putting in some changes from time to time and I won't want to miss them.

Roger is overacting most of his lyrics. But it works well because he really wants to show us what he feels and means.

Especially when he is standing alone before this huge wall and when he puts the coat and the sunglasses on for the second time during In the Flesh! I am really lucky to be amongst this sea of faces and not alone tonight! We really could get frightened about Roger becoming a fascist, but he comes back to us during The Trial and Outside the Wall.

But I have to say that I like the old Teacher and Mother puppets a lot better than these ones today.

I was expecting crystal clear surround sound. That's nothing new to any PF or RW show. And the sound effects are working well to me - the sound of this cracking and then falling huge and wide wall surrounds (I do remember well that I was looking up to the roof of the Westfalenhalle not sure if it will come down on us as well back in Dortmund). And so it is again. Only because now we know what is going to happen we all feel rather safe in this sea of faces.

The most moving moments are for sure when Roger comes out in front of us the first time in the so called opening finale and hearing and seeing these three guys performing CN. Just one thought about David G. and then I am back again and happy about this great performance of that "Evergreen".

Don't get me wrong, I do love the fallen loved ones on the bricks and how they fly into the distance during Spare Bricks before Goodbye Cruel World and all the other great arrangements. But seeing Roger in a full house, happy and smiling to us and everyone is knowing that this is his baby that we come to see, is only moving to me.... I hardly can wait to see the show in Berlin and Duesseldorf from two more positions.

Overall this is a masterpiece for eyes, ears and heart for sure and we all can be happy that we are able to witness this performed by mastermind Roger Waters himself. For me it is unique that an artist can deliver such feelings throughout rock and classic chords as well.

I really believe that generations in the future will claw through their thin ice to realise what he is constantly keeping to transport to us:

Fear builds walls, that no man should live in chains and the great and the small are equal after all. >

Isn't this better than.....

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 ( Tuesday, 11 August 2015 )
 
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