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Home arrow Roger Waters 2006 arrow July 7th - SPORTPALEIS AHOY', ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Sportpaleis Ahoy', Rotterdam
Ticket scan - thanks to Hans Greven
and Danny Lievestro
Capacity: 8,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Ahoy'-weg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam, Netherlands. MAP


FIRST HALF: In The Flesh, Mother, Set The Controls For the Heart Of The Sun, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Have A Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Southampton Dock, The Fletcher Memorial Home, Perfect Sense parts 1 and 2, Leaving Beirut, Sheep.
SECOND HALF: Dark Side of the Moon. ENCORE: The Happiest Days Of Our Lives, Another Brick In The Wall (Pt 2), Vera, Bring the Boys back Home, Comfortably Numb.


Roger and his merry band return to the Netherlands, and performed another storming set to a small audience of some 8,000 people - the second smallest on the tour after Cork, Ireland.

The setlist was again unaltered, and looks to be locked in place for the rest of the tour. Our thanks to Jan for the setlist details.

The tour now moves to the Floyd-obsessed island of Malta, where Roger is guaranteed a great time.

We're hoping to be able to bring you a few surprises from that show... watch this space!

All pictures here courtesy of Bruno Lankreijer

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By BD contributor, Marc Plaisier

Just to let you know that last night Waters in Ahoy was wonderful. He played the same setlist as he seems to play every night (doesn't he get bored with that?). Seriously, Roger was really enjoying himself and so seemed the rest of the band. Leaving Beirut was even better than in Lichtenvoorde and so was the overall sound!! I think the vocals on Fletcher Memorial are not live :-(

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By BD contributor, Johan Banis

The first part of the show was, as it seemed, very much the same as he always plays. Okay for me, maybe a bit boring for the band and for the fans who have the opportunity to see the show more than once. In this respect I'd rather see Gilmour's shows, he plays it differently each time.

But no hard feelings about Roger's show. I specifically liked the old Set the Controls... and of course the newer songs like Shine on... and even material from The Final Cut (not my favourite album) were allright. Real highlights were Leaving Beirut and Bring the Boys back home. What a statement! Another highlight I should mention is that song from Amused to Death (sorry, forgot the title!) with really terrific vocals by P.P. Arnold. Grandiose!

After the break came what I really came for: The Dark Side of the Moon. It is really awesome to see this album being played live. It still is my alltime favourite album and seeing Roger & band perform this is beyond imagination. Shivers down my spine, tears in my eyes.

The band stayed very close to the original, which I think is a great advantage. Was it miss Kissoon or did I really hear Clare Torry? I like this Moon better than David's Moon, although I normally very much like David & band improvising ahead. But not with the Moon. The Moon should be played like it was originally meant.

All in all I saw a great show. Impressive lights, specifically the ledbars behind the band. Not much of a enormous lightshow, though, merely a very effective lightshow, which supports the music in the right way.

The show ends, of course, with Comfortably Numb and that is something Roger shouldn't do. This song is so much Gilmourian that it just doesn't fit elsewhere. Snowy and that other guy are great guitarplayers, no doubt about that, but they just are no David Gilmour and therefor I think Roger should think of another Final Encore. Somewhere in his catalogue there must be something suitable...

I saw this show on the day Syd died, though nobody knew that then. Syd's portrait is projected several times during the show, thus making awefully clear the importance of this Crazy Diamond to the Floyd (the first Floyd, the second Floyd, Roger & friends, Dave's Floyd). At this evening, I realized that these Floyds always have been a five man band. They will allways be a five man band, no matter how many sideguitarists, -percussionists, -vocalists, -keyboarders they will bring along: the Floyd is a five man band.


By BD contributor, Eline Ouwehand

Great atmosphere, but not the best sound in Ahoy. No competition for the Arrow festival, though. That was magnificent with Sheep and all. But... Ahoy rocked.

Rogers voice was alright, an unbelievable crowd that went wild. People singing out loud, dancing... I dont think I will be able to talk the next few days.

It was over way too soon. I wanna go back.

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