In around six hours time, the concluding show on the 2012 Roger Waters The Wall Live tour, being held in Québec City, will take place. Excitement levels for this show seem to be exceeding all others on the 2010-2012 tour, going by reaction we've seen so far. Featuring an 800 foot wide wall, it will be the second biggest outdoor production of The Wall ever, eclipsed just by the 1990 concert in Berlin following the reunification of Germany. That saw well in excess of 350,000 fans witness the show (that figure was the limit of the German authorities ability to count the ever-growing crowd). Coincidentally, and as the concert poster to the left notes [click the thumbnail], both shows take place on the same day, just separated by 22 years.
Tonight's show will have more than 70,000 fans in the audience, and their wristbands have got RFID technology built in, to link attendees' wristbands to their Facebook accounts. This process will allow them to post a message from Amnesty International and Roger Waters during the concert.
Being in a public place, preparations for the concert have been not exactly hidden from public gaze, and thanks to BD visitor Frédéric Vandois we have a wide range of great pictures of the staging and wall being built, which you can view over at the Brain Damage Facebook page.
The local press have been giving the concert a lot of coverage, unsurprisingly. Le Journal de Québec have posted stories here, and here; La Presse has posted lots of articles, which can be seen here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Finally, Voir Québec also posted a story in the last day or so. Our thanks to Cédric Guillot and Ed Lopez-Reyes for these links.
We've got a few kind people on site at the concert, so make sure you check back for our coverage of the show...