Concert starts: 9:30pm
Address of venue: Pg. Olímpic, 5-7 08038 Barcelona, Spain. MAP
Roger's tour of The Wall arrives at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, one of the main venues of the 1992 Olympic Games. Possibly uniquely for this tour, the show doesn't start until 9:30pm. From here, the tour travels to Italy. Our thanks to Marisol Matarredona for sending in both ticket scans shown to the right - the more graphical ticket can be seen in greater detail by clicking on the thumbnail.
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 at the start of June, and could be purchased through Ticketmaster.es, however, we hear that all tickets for this show are now sold out. 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 five of the tour, and the first of a pair of shows in the city of Barcelona. A cracking concert from what we hear...BD visitor Marc Malagelada was there and told us that it was "absolutely awesome! I'm back tonight. Good old Roger addressed the audience in Catalan!" 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.
Our friend Jean Paul has posted a review and a number of pictures from before and during the show over at his blog, and you can see it through this link.
CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURE by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny
The show was yet again outstanding, the sound was the best I've ever heard it, probably better than any of the US shows too! It was loud and crystal clear. The crowd were on excellent form and very appreciative of every word Roger said in Spanish.
It was great to sit next to two people whom hadn't see the show before, I pointed out a couple of things to watch out for before they happened and I'm sure had I not then a lot of things would have been missed! The plane, the shadow guy spray-painting the wall and the instruments rising from the stage to name a few.
The show seemed to go extra quick tonight, once again the second half flying by and being over in a heartbeat!
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, Lee Garrett
I travelled over to Barcelona with high expectations after my memories of going to Berlin in 1990 as a 20 year old to see The Wall, only to be disgusted to find the likes of Sinead O'Conner, Bryan Adams, The Scorpions etc. in my opinion ruining the work of art that was "The Wall". Yes I was not a happy customer all them years ago as I didn't know until I got there that Sinead and co were doing the concert with him.
As a Floyd/Waters fan from the age of 13 I've seen them both many times and so getting to the topic in hand I travelled from Liverpool UK to Barcelona and wasn't disapointed.
On entering the Arena to be faced with the first built section of the wall right across the width of the stadium I was taken aback. When the show started, the atmosphere was electric with Roger and the band dressed in black with hammer arm bands and dark sun glasses etc.
They broke into "In the Flesh" with fireworks, images of hammers across the wall and on the circular screen, and a finale of a German WW2 bomber racing across the arena!! the sound was crystal clear and right throughout the concert you could of been watching the original Wall concert. Lots of the original Gerald Scarfe images were used on the wall which for me was perfect with lots of new stuff with the advantage of technology these days.
It was absolutely perfect and Roger has now been forgiven for the mistakes he made (in my personal view) in Berlin. Do not miss this concert at any costs!!!! Again the album in its entirety sounds as good as it ever did..... thank you Roger!!!
CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Mike Ford
All this and Gaudi too!
Del and I arrived in Barcelona the day before the gig and booked into our hotel, the 'B' hotel, right by the magic fountains which are in front of the Palau St. Jordi. We knew the area as we'd stayed at the same place when we'd seen Roger do his excellent DSOTM concert in 2007. Full of lovely little pavement cafés where you can sit with a beer and a sandwich and watch the world go by. And there's also Gaudi's Sagrada Familia to go and gasp at. Heaven.
Next day, after more beer and a lovely plate of fried potatoes with spicy sauce, eaten with barbeque skewers, we wandered up to the Olympic arena at about 5pm, as we had to pick up tickets that had been bought in the Roger Waters presale. Hats off to Roger's website people, had tickets in hand in less than two minutes – it took longer to fend off the touts swarming around the ticket office, oblivious to my lack of Spanish.
The gig wasn't due to start until 9.30pm, so Del and I had plenty of time to sit and soak up the atmosphere whilst indulging in a spot of people watching on a lovely warm spring evening. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood, from the guy who was hiding his stash of cold Estrella cans behind a tree where we sat, and selling them to anyone that cared to buy one, to the students sitting by us trying to sell us rip off 'Floyd t-shirts and constantly borrowing my lighter for their joint that kept going out.
Into the arena, and first stop, more beer! (Brits on tour or what?) Had a choice of 4euro, 7euro or the 10euro bucket. Buckets all round then! Found our seats, and settled down to soak up the atmosphere. It was inspiring to see so many age groups in one place, from teenagers to pensioners - tribute to music that galvanizes young and old alike.
Won't bother with the set list, we all know that, but the setting was absolutely amazing. Almost everyone must have seen the youtube footage of the original Wall concerts, this wasn't only on a different level it was a different planet. Particularly impressive to my eyes was the silhouette of someone spraying graffiti on the wall and running away, and the projection on the wall of the wikileaks tape called 'Collateral Murder'.
As the wall was being built, it didn't seem to matter that we were staring at a brick wall, there was a sense of togetherness that I've never felt at a concert before, and then we were the ones that ultimately Roger freed by smashing down the wall. Strange in that at the end, when everyone lined up to sing 'outside the wall' it was as if they had come to liberate us. Together we stand, divided we fall. Very touching.
Next stop Arnhem. Can't wait!
CONCERT REVIEWS and PICTURES by other BD CONTRIBUTORS
Hopefully coming soon - we welcome all contributions!
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