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March 20th - ESTADIO RIVER PLATE, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Print E-mail
River Plate
Roger Waters - The Wall Live 2012 ticket
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Capacity: 65,000
Concert starts: 9pm

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

Website: TBA

 

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The records keep on tumbling - Roger Waters has now added this, an astonishing NINTH show at the River Plate in Buenos Aires as part of his 2012 The Wall Live tour. Will his run there at the venue go into double figures? Only time will tell!

Tickets are now on sale, 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 Silvia for the ticket scan, and to Christian de la Rosa who has sent in the poster displayed in Buenos Aires. Click the thumbnail to view the poster in greater detail. Christian tells us that the poster notes that if you buy two tickets, you will receive a copy of The Wall remaster on CD.

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-six of the tour, and the final show of the record-breaking nine to be held in this large stadium. Filming took place again during this show, with a repeat of the Athens mask wearing by the audience. Our friend Simon Wimpenny quickly reported back on the show: "Fantastic show tonight, just got back, crowd were amazing, they gave out masks like they did in Greece, lighting around stadium was amazing, will put video clips up soon, band were spot on but the most important thing is I KNOW WHY ROGER SPITS!!" This is something that was spotted during a key part of the show, and once seen, you'll see it each time after at every show. Simon in particular has been wondering about it...

Simon continues: "He doesn't spit as such!! and when I tell you what happens it will make sense! At the end of Young Lust he puts a throat lozenge in his mouth and sucks on it! Due to him actually singing One Of My Turns I guess it helps his throat, he then spits the lozenge out!" So, mystery solved, and the truth is less dramatic than the effect it has at an atmospherically lit part of the show...

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. Next stop: Brazil!

CONCERT REVIEW, PICTURES and VIDEO by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

We picked our tickets up and headed to the venue a bit earlier today, arriving around 6pm. We had VIP standing tonight — it was general admission on the floor and there was a VIP standing section in front of the stage in a semi circle.

Our friend Marcelo had the same ticket as us and had gone to the venue early to get a good place. He arrived around 5pm and was dead centre on the rail. Kami and I found a place on the rail just in front of Harry and Jon Carin and decided to stay there for the duration of the show. Robbie came by to take pictures of the crowd and stopped to chat for 10 minutes when he saw us. There were 65,000 people due at tonight's show, and you could tell. It was so much busier as we walked to the venue. We had the travel to the venue down to a fine art since we'd been doing it for two weeks and 8 shows already. We knew the bus routes and stops like the back of our hands! While we said hi to Marcelo, someone on the rail turned around and said, “Hey! I remember you from Athens.”

Apart from there being no chairs on the floor, the venue looked the same with the addition of a lot more cameras. Camera cranes stood on either side of the stage, cameras were planted dead centre in front of the mixing board tent, and two cameras ran on a rail along the front of the stage.

I took a walk round the venue taking in the atmosphere, you could tell the people at tonight's show were a lot more fans than the people in the front block seating of the previous shows, there were a lot more band t shirts worn by the crowd. As you may have noticed, the wall was already 90% built with only a few bricks missing, this was due to them checking the alignment for the projectors, this is done before every show but the wall is normally dismantled before the crowd are in the venue.

Roger Waters - Buenos Aires 2012 Roger Waters - Buenos Aires 2012

I had brought half a dozen of the masks over that were used in Athens, however as Kami and i entered the venue we saw people holding the very same masks, they were obviously giving these out to everyone that came in. I handed the few I had out to people that didn't have one. We gave Frederico one, he was the double bass player with Harry's band and we saw him as we arrived.

Kami went off to buy a t-shirt while I held our places on the rail, got chatting to the guy next to me who had seen the show in the same stadium in 2002 but had not seen Roger since. The place started filling up really quick in the last hour and about 30 minutes to show time a Spanish speaking girl came on stage to tell everyone what to do with their masks. They wanted to film some footage of people wearing the masks before the show (they did this in Athens too) and for 20 minutes they had everyone wearing masks looking to the right, then to the left, then raising them up and down and then jumping up and down with them!

Roger Waters - Buenos Aires 2012 Roger Waters - Buenos Aires 2012

After the mask filming session had ended the 6 track pre show music started. The upper tiers of the stadium started the Mexican wave going for a good 10 minutes and you could tell the crowd were going to be far more excited and louder than they had been at the previous shows! the whole atmosphere was electric! The rain had held off and it was a clear sky and there was a bit of smoke drifting over the wall that they were pumping onto the stage ready for the In The Flesh Opening.

At the start of the ore show track “People Get Ready” the crowd really came alive and started whistling and chanting and they obviously knew from previous shows that after this track was the start of the show.

Roger came onstage to a tremendous applause, I think even he was a bit taken aback by it! The first thing I noticed was the lighting in the stadium, they had not only the lights to light up the crowd tonight but had put spot lights up all around the top tier of the stadium and these looked fantastic! These changed colour and angle as the night went on.

Roger Waters - Buenos Aires 2012 Roger Waters - Buenos Aires 2012

The Stuka plane looked great as it came down from the rear of the stadium and appeared from through the lights and smoke!

The crowd started their Ole, Ole Ole, chanting as Roger was going to do his “Mother speech” and again Roger was a touch taken aback by this and just stood there and let everyone sing.

I have to say that Robbie's voice just seems to get better and better every time I hear it! Roger could not have picked a more perfect person for this role, not only his voice but his manner on and off the stage and something he should be very proud of! Love Robbie's screams on Young Lust.

As some of you will have read on my Facebook and on some of my blog entries, I've noticed Roger spits onstage at the exact same moment in the show every show. At the start of One Of My Turns when he’s sat on the lower bricks in the wall as the woman on the pre recorded tape says “ Wanna take a bath” he appears to spit to his left. Well i have the answer as to why!! He doesn't actually spit so to speak, what he does do at the end of Young Lust is he puts a throat lozenge in his mouth to prepare his throat for singing One Of My Turns! if you haven't guessed already then yes its the throat lozenge that he “spits” out onto the stage.

Roger's now wife, Laurie, came out to watch him during Don't Leave Me Now, you could tell she was enjoying the show.

Roger Waters - Buenos Aires 2012 Roger Waters - Buenos Aires 2012

The cameras on the rails in front of us had been going up and down all night and it wasn't as distracting as we thought as they concentrated the shots from towards the centre of the stage, Roger did apologise at the show the night before and said he hoped they weren't too distracting for people along the front.

It was nice be right below Dave and GE for ITAOT for a change, normally Kami and I are stood on the other side of the stage when we've been on the rail for shows but this time Dave and GE were right above us.

The unfortunate part of being on the right though is you don't get a great view of Roger during Nobody Home, however, the live video feeds shows on the sides of the stage made this a bit easier, plus, it's not like we haven't seen it before:)

During the show it's very difficult to take pictures of the band, for one they are usually behind parts of the wall and for two there's usually a red or blue glow from the lights over the whole are onstage. The best time to take pictures is during In The Flesh, Run Like Hell and Waiting for the Worms, mainly due to there being a lot of white light on the stage and the band being in clear view and not behind any bricks. The pics I took during the above tracks always come out better than any in the 1st half of the show, as you'll see below.

Roger Waters - Buenos Aires 2012 Roger Waters - Buenos Aires 2012

The crowd were amazing during Run Like Hell, I think the only show that was better was the 1st show in Athens, however the extra large pig and the stadium lights around the top pulsing really made this performance stand out.

The pig was again led around the stadium on a “leash” however I'm not sure what happened to it tonight as I was watching the stage all the time, I'm not sure if it was led back behind the stage or set down at the rear for the fans to destroy it. Security came out at the beginning of The Trial to move everyone that wasn't needed in front of the stage in preparation for the wall fall. Something I do miss from the arena shows is the distance between the railing and the stage is about half as much as it is at the stadium shows. When the wall falls the bricks don't come anywhere near the railing and barely even fall off the stage! I miss the feeling of “wall wind” and even being on the rail tonight we didn't feel a thing.

This was probably the best show atmosphere wise but I really did enjoy seeing the 1st two shows from the back of the stadium and seeing the full projections but as much as I did enjoy that I just can't stop thinking that the only place for me at any show whether it be an arena or a stadium is leaning on that rail in front of the band and hearing their monitor speakers!

- 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 ( Friday, 23 March 2012 )
 
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