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July 26th - STADIO EUGANEO, PADOVA, ITALY Print E-mail
Padova
Roger Waters, Padova, Italy 2013

Capacity: 32,420
Concert starts: 9:15pm

Address of venue: Viale N. Rocco, 6/d, 35135 Padova, Italy. MAP

Website: www.padovanet.it

 

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Roger's 2013 tour of The Wall arrives in Italy for a pair of stadium shows.

The RogerWaters.com presales have begun, with advance tickets available to those who had registered their interest in particular cities. General sale tickets are on sale through TicketOne.it and other outlets (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 Ignazio for the ticket picture to the right.

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!

SET LIST
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/The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes, 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 four of the tour, and the first of two Italian shows. Not completely without problem, the show included an issue with Roger's microphone during the Nobody Home segment - as you'll see and hear below amidst the video clips of the concert. The production now rolls on to Rome.

If you went to this show in Padova, 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 PICTURES and COMMENTS by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

- 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.

The bootleg T shirt and merchandise is crazy in Italy and even before the show there are stalls and stalls set up outside the venue selling everything you can think off with Pink Floyd and Roger Waters written on it! We all hung around for an hour taking in the atmosphere as the show didn't start till 9:15. Apart from the pre show meet up, for me, this is one of the best times, just hanging out before a show with friends all expectant of what's to come, some having never seen the outdoor show before and some even not having seem the show at all, this is what make all the travelling around and meeting people fun for me, I love this shit!

My friend Kevin and I had seats for tonight's show, I had also been given a couple of seats by my friend Chris who was in the USA, he was due to come over to see the shows but due to having problems with his back he had arranged to have the tickets signed over to me with Rogerwaters.com unfortunately after 30 minutes of trying to sell these outside the venue for Chris we found so many people had tickets that we didn't even get any offers and the tickets went unused, sorry Chris. These big shows have big attendance and the more people at the venue the more tickets there are for sale outside and the cheaper they are! Scalping is perfectly legal in Europe and as I've said before to friends that come over, don't ever worry about getting tickets before the shows, there's always plenty around outside.

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Everyone else had floor tickets for tonight and as much as I do like to be on the rail for the show, I'd been awake and travelling for just over 20 hours and the floor was jam packed with probably 30,000 people tonight so I was more than happy to sit down for one show and take in the projections from a decent distance.

The shows started with something different tonight. When the "I’m Spartacus" speech came over the PA the words "I’m Spartacus" were projected onto the wall in white text, it was then projected many times over in al different languages! It worked very very well and its probably the biggest new addition to the show for some time.

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The pyros were as we have now come to expect at these outdoor venues with fireworks not only onstage but off to the top of the stage roof too:

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The crowd in Italy are always good, especially when it's general admission and they are standing on the floor. Tonight was no exception, the applause and cheers as the airplane crashed through the wall was tremendous, the Italians are ever so passionate about their music and show it in how loud they cheer and applause.

As hard as it was for me to see this show from so far back (well further back than I’m used to!) it was great to see the new projections fully and be able to appreciate them how they are meant to be appreciated. I’m still impressed with how bright and how much better these new projectors are and much more details is seen on the wall.

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Roger had some serious problems with his microphone during Nobody Home, it was constantly cutting out and he tried three or four times hitting it hard on the end to fix it but to no avail, then resorting to holding the microphone out towards the crowd to sing the lyrics for him!

The crowd were amazing for Run Like Hell, following every clap in unison with Roger and when he told them to clap louder they did. I still think this is just like a warm up show for how the crowd will be in Rome!

The pig came out during “Flesh 2” and stayed out until the wall came down before again being slaughtered by the crowd and ripped to “take home size pieces” by the Italian crowd.

CONCERT REVIEWS and PICTURES by other BD CONTRIBUTORS

Hopefully coming soon - we welcome all contributions!

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 July 2013 )
 
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