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March 17th - ESTADIO RIVER PLATE, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Print E-mail
River Plate
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Capacity: 45,000
Concert starts: 9pm

Address of venue: Av. Pte. Figueroa Alcorta 7597 - Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  MAP

Website: TBA

 

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Continuing to smash Argentinian records, Roger makes it a seventh night at the stadium, easily beating the Rolling Stones back in 1998 (although they performed to 65,000 people per show, as opposed to Roger's 45,000)... The Brazilian concerts that follow will be rearranged to fit in this show.

Tickets for this concert went on sale in December, through livepass.com.ar. The public sale will also see a limited number of VIP packages made available for each show on the tour. The flyer to the right, when expanded by clicking on it, shows the different zones and the associated ticket price. Our thanks to Christian de la Rosa for 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 twenty-four of the tour, and the seventh show at this huge venue. The end of the run is now approaching, and from all accounts, the fans have been having a great time, with the band playing really well too. A slight change tonight was the addition of cameras filming the show, as you'll read about below. If you went to this show in Buenos Aires, 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, PICTURES and VIDEO by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

At the start of the show it was instantly obvious that something was different, there were lights all around the stadium and especially at the sides and front similar to what there were in Athens, Greece. They were filming the show and had to light up the audience to be visible. As I said in an earlier post, it's so much darker here in stadium venues when they turn all the lights off, to be honest the lights at the sides were a little too distracting for me.

Roger Waters - Buenos Aires

 

The lighting changed colour from blue, to white to red to orange depending on what the onstage lighting was, it also pulsed to the music, more so on Run Like Hell, you can see what I mean in the video further down in this post.

The show was again what we had come to expect, fantastic. We were 19th row centre tonight and the row in front was again full of vets (military veterans) all of whom went to meet Roger at the intermission.

Robbie's wife Victoria was on the end of our row tonight and we had been chatting for the last few days about how the crowd weren't standing up at the shows, tonight was no exception. She wasn't having any of it though and stood up several times and did a meerkat move, she stood up, looked around and then sat back down, you had to be there to see it to appreciate how funny this was.

The crowd did stand a bit more than previous nights and didn't automatically sit down after Comfy Numb and Run Like Hell, it was nothing like shows in the US or even Europe though. I think the problem is that most of the seats on the floor are way too expensive for people here in Buenos Aires and the “real” fans are all in the cheaper seats up around the first and second tiers which are all usually standing throughout the show, I can't wait for the last night when it's all standing on the floor, I think it’ll be a totally different show altogether energy wise!

Roger once again missed the first few words in some of the lines on Nobody Home, I'm not sure if his mic was off or wasn't faded up but Marcelo commented on it too yesterday when we were having lunch and said he had noticed it at a few of the shows. One thing I do miss a little is the ad lib things that Roger would do in the middle of In The Flesh pt 2, this is all far too scripted now due to the video shown on the end of the wall, he has to stick to what he said there and sometimes even forgets to say anything at all! These are only little things and obviously only things that people who see several shows would notice, to the general public they won't know any different!

There's a great shot of Roger's machine gun half way through In The Flesh pt2, just as he picks the gun up and before he starts shooting they show a close up of the gun on the video on the sides of the wall, it's only up for a second, took me a few shows to be able to catch the image below.

Roger Waters - Buenos Aires

 

Pulsing lights during Run Like Hell:

The second half seems to just fly by now and before we know it Roger's onstage doing The Trial! One thing I have to express again is the sound at these stadium shows, it really is incredible, for anyone that was worried about what it would sound like outdoors then all I can say is you are gonna be blown away by not only the sound but the surround sound and how well it works outdoors. Anyone that has only got a ticket or is seeing the shows in an arena in the US is going to miss out so much on the surround sound, it's just not the same at all and I would urge anyone in a heartbeat to try to get to one of the stadium shows.

One thing that also looks great with having the lights around the stadium is the beginning of Is There Anybody Out There, they use the lights around the top of the stadium to shine down on the crowd. Again this is something you wont see if you are just doing an arena show.

I have to say we have both seen a lot of younger kids at these shows and it seems to be a whole family outing for some people, a lot more than it is in the US or Europe and all the kids seem to be having a fantastic time.

As the wall started to come down we looked behind and could see the spotlight on the pig and the crowd starting to tear it to bits, Kami said she wanted to do this tomorrow night(and as you read earlier she did!)

After the wall fall we made our way to the front to see the guys close up as they did a little bit of Ole, Ole Ole and then played Outside The Wall as they left the stage. Graham was having some sound problems with his mandolin but apart from that the performance was totally faultless, except one small timing issue with Dave K during Comfy Numb where he missed a note I think.

After each show, the second the band have left the stage Kami and I have made our way out of the stadium and fast pace walked the 1/4 mile or so to get a taxi. This has worked great, with the exception of the 2nd night when we couldn't get a taxi at all and walked for at least an hour towards the apartment before finding the bus to take us the rest of the way. One thing that is still cheap in Buenos Aires is taxis, well not cheap compared to the bus but good value for money. The venue is about 7 miles from our apartment and a taxi ride home costs about 40 pesos, which is approx $7US the bus however for the same journey is 1.20pesos, approx 25 US cents!

- 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 COMMENTS and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Martin Billoch

Been to In the Flesh 2002 Buenos Aires
Been to RW, 2007 tour River Stadium,
And now this one!!
My two sons play Drums and Guitar, obviously P. Floyd music!!!!

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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, 13 May 2012 )
 
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