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March 22nd - ATLANTICO PAVILION, LISBON, PORTUGAL Print E-mail
Atlantico Pavilion
Roger Waters Wall Live ticket - Lisbon

Capacity: 20,000
Concert starts: 9pm

Address of venue: Parque das Nações, Lisbon. MAP

Website: www.pavilhaoatlantico.pt

 

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With Roger's tour of The Wall kicking off in Europe last night, Portugal gets a second chance to see the extravaganza with this additional night in Lisbon.

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 June 29th from the official website for the venue - www.pavilhaoatlantico.pt. The public sale will also see a limited number of VIP packages made available for each show on the tour. Our thanks to Jorg for the ticket scan shown 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 two of the tour, and the second and concluding show in Portugal. Freshly re-energised, the band put on another excellent concert, thrilling the sell-out audience. 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. Next stop is Friday night in Madrid, Spain...

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

Another great show last night; the band was tight as ever; there were no mic problems for Roger and I didn't notice any other technical problems at all. The venue in Lisbon is one of the best in Europe in my opinion. The sound is incredible no matter where you see the show from. I always remember how good it sounded in 2002 when I saw the In The Flesh show here. The design and building itself is a masterpiece, and I've not seen any other venue like it in the world. Although it doesn't look like it, the whole roof is made up of wood!

Watched the first 30 minutes from the front of the stage, and then we made our way towards the back and stood just behind the mixing desk for the rest.

Roger Waters - Lisbon 22 March 2011 Roger Waters - Lisbon 22 March 2011 Roger Waters - Lisbon 22 March 2011

Dave K's solo was spot on again, and there were more hair flicks for the girls than at the USA shows! Roger again chose to “freeze” on the left hand side podium during the swirling graphics for Comfy Numb - something he's done on all the previous tours, but hasn't done on this one until now:

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Looks like the head-butt to the wall has been replaced with his fists thumping the wall to smash the bricks up again. This continues to be a highlight of the show and gets great cheers and applause from the audience! I do think the audience are distracted from Dave K's solo by this, though, and it's such a shame, as it happens at one of the best parts of Dave's playing.

As much as the second half seems to fly by and be over in no time at all, the first half of the show seemed to do the same last night! If only The Wall had been a triple, or even quadruple, album! I have to say, the graphics really do look fantastic the further back you see them. The 3D effect comes across a lot better from the rear of the hall. It's all a trick of the mind as you're watching them, but it's a very clever trick, and it's pulled off very well. Roger's changed up a few of the graphics during Run Like Hell, and as can be seen below, I believe the quotes are related to George Orwell's 1984.

Roger Waters - Lisbon 22 March 2011 Roger Waters - Lisbon 22 March 2011 Roger Waters - Lisbon 22 March 2011

Second half went along without a hitch. Roger used his machine gun again to fire on the audience, telling us all we should be shot, then picking the odd one or two out of the audience, pulling his imaginary gun from his jacket and firing it at the select few.

I actually like the band's new outfits for the second half. I think the berets look great; the backing singers look fantastic with their new shirts, armbands and even replica (I hope!) holstered guns by their side. Roger now not only tears off his armband, but he also pulls off his shirt and throws it down onstage in time with the music at the end of Waiting For The Worms. He doesn't, however, throw his armband into the crowd anymore.

As the wall came down tonight they played some extremely loud, heart thumping bass through the speakers. I never heard it before, and even though we were stood 3/4 of the way back in the venue, we could feel it going through our chests as the wall fell forward and backwards with smoke, flashing lights and a very loud crowd cheering away. Finally, the lyrics to To Kill a Child have even been added to the wall!

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 PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, João Sarmento

Roger Waters - Lisbon, 22 March 2011 Roger Waters - Lisbon, 22 March 2011 Roger Waters - Lisbon, 22 March 2011
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CONCERT REVIEWS 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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