The closest thing to Pink Floyd (Roger Waters) is in town and I almost didn’t make the show. A really important Oracle presentation came up that I just had to attend. But, a few handshakes at the end of the Cloud Computing presentation, and I ran for the door, headed to downtown Denver. I knew it was underway when I got there. I knew exactly what I missed too as this tour is PINK FLOYD’S THE WALL, END TO END, with a nice long intermission.
So, I did not see the very start – a SIN for any show but for a Rock Opera it is extra bad; I know. But I DID make it and it was everything one could ever imagine (I have a VERY BIG imagination).
The take-aways? The Wall is DARK, scary, complex, a form of rock opera, a masterpiece, yes. It lends itself well to Pink Floyd level super-production and it was all that one wouldexpect.
I sat right at the top of the wall in obstructed view, 90 degrees from dead center. Very good for a little while, very bad overall. You could see both sides of the wall at one time. Here is the view above the Wall.
I got restless and did my usual “walkabout” to look at options to settle in for the show. Cool people to be around. It wasn’t hard. People around me were “hi 5-ing”, hugging, sharing things, almost like a Grateful Dead show (except with a slightly different type of audience).
To miss something like this is to live with regret for the rest of your life. I have such regrets – The Police Reunion, Madonna, one-time shows like Fagan-McDonald-Scaggs. I am pleased to report that Roger Waters is NOT among them. I have some iPhone Video on my Rockin’ Facebook page. We’ll see if it stays there. I was one of 10,000 people shooting video. iPhone was definitely the tool of choice.