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June 16th - AMWAY CENTER, ORLANDO, FL, USA Print E-mail
Amway Center
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Roger Waters The Wall Live 2012 concert advert

Capacity: 16,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 400 W Church St #200, Orlando, Florida 32801. MAP

Website: www.amwaycenter.com

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall stays in Florida, and moves over to Orlando for a show at the Amway Center. A newly opened (October 2010) venue for sports and concerts, it cost around $480 million.

The RogerWaters.com presales have taken place, with advance tickets available to those who had registered their interest in particular cities. General sale tickets went on sale on November 14th at 10am through this link to Ticketmaster.com. Exact dates and outlets can be found via Roger's website. The public sale will also see a limited number of VIP packages made available for each show on the tour. Our thanks to Elliot Tayman for the concert advert to the right - click the thumbnail to see it in more detail.

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 fifty-six of the tour, and a show held in Orlando, many years ago a sleepy little backwater, but once Walt Disney arrived, it quickly turned into a bustling tourist destination. It was also the location of the latest Wall concert, which showcased a band at the top of their powers, having a great time performing this work. Forbes were at the show, and their reviewer noted that it "exceeded every expectation I’d conjured in vain" since he'd last heard the music of Pink Floyd live, some 25 years previously in a rain-affected show in Florida.

"Where I found myself most emotionally connected to the performance was when the imagery captured what’s going on in the world as we speak. You cannot watch The Wall and help but think of the Arab Spring, the slaughter of innocents in Syria, the war in Afghanistan, and the tension between powers desperately trying to maintain their grip and forces that are gathering strength with each new wall they demolish.

"The power of this imagery, accompanied by the unforgettable anthems of The Wall, comes not through explicit references to this or that event, but through an overwhelming sensation that all of this is happening, and it’s happening right now. Waters’ message in this regard is clear – this is our world, and these things demand our attention not because they’re covered by the media, but because human rights should concern all of us.

"The Wall that Roger Waters gives his audiences now is so many things, but perhaps most of all it’s the creation that proves change is possible — not because we think it should be so, but because living through the hardest parts of life helps us arrive at the place we need to be, scarred but hopeful, and ready to show others how to bring their walls down."

If you went to this show in Orlando, 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

Beautiful new venue only opened earlier this year I believe:

The show was great, the crowd were good but had trouble standing up for more than 10 minutes at a time!! Myself, my friend Ralph and his brother Mark were front row right in front of Dave and Snowy. Kipp left the stage at the beginning of Run Like Hell, not sure if he was ill or just needed to pee but he returned 5 minutes later, hope he's ok! Strange noise from Graham's cymbals of all things at the end of In The Flesh. Like the new opening to Empty Spaces, not real different but a small thing, see video below.

Dave was especially great on Another Brick tonight! Video below:

They've change the video projections for the last few bricks part of the show, again see below, they've kind of amalgamated all the three things that used to be played on the wall separately.
Great clip below too of Roger peeping out looking both ways out of the last brick opening.
All in all was a great show, couple of small changes and a great performance, crowd cheering went on for a while before Roger managed to speak at the end, all the band were loving the applause.

- Make sure you check out Simon's excellent blog at SimonWimpenny.blogspot.com where you'll find full details of all his travels, along with more pictures and videos.

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 ( Sunday, 17 June 2012 )
 
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