The Roger Waters Pink Floyd THE WALL Concert Live in Denver

by mikeoneil on November 29, 2010 · 1 comment

in Music

The closest thing to Pink FloydMike Wall 1000 300x224 The Roger Waters Pink Floyd THE WALL Concert Live in Denver (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.Pink Wall 1 225x300 The Roger Waters Pink Floyd THE WALL Concert Live in Denver

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).

So, I ended up watching the show from a hallway dancing and air guitaring. Of course there was plenty of tie-dye action and lots if Pink Floyd prism shirts.Floyd Fan 225x300 The Roger Waters Pink Floyd THE WALL Concert Live in Denver

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.

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