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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

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Well you are lucky to be an old fart then

Monday night for me was the best I'll get so i'll take it happily
I'll meet you half way and go for medium, but well built fart....
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

So, old fart, you see the show twice before, then complain about there being nothing new.... selbe schuld me thinks.
For me it was the first time I saw Roger, the Wall, the Hallenstadium or big concert so I was well impressed.
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

Off the subject:

Roger waters makes me laugh but is a down to earth guy:

3 years ago I won an auction on Ebay for a used Bang & Olufsen TV with no sound for £10. I bid becuase it came with the remote control that I wanted as a spare for my Band & Olufsen HI FI.

I received an e-mail with the collection address (Kensington - London) and went to collect it.
Roger Waters opened the door as it was him selling this broken TV for £10.
He even helped me carry the TV out of the house to the car.
I pretended not to recognise who he was. I did consider asking him for a signed receipt that he had received cash for it (thinking I could sell the signature/autograph on E-bay and get some of my money back......LOL).

He asked me where I lived and I explained and he said he had a friend that lives very close to me that he often visits and would have delivered it if he had known.

The really funny thing though was that he told me (ebay fraud !!) that if he is not getting a high enough price for something on e-bay, he gets his secretary to outbid everyone and then puts a dispute in so that he does not have to even pay the e-bay fees.
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Old 09.06.2011, 10:41
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So, old fart, you see the show twice before, then complain about there being nothing new.... selbe schuld me thinks.
I wrote a personal concert review not a fairy tale piece of fan bumfluff. Merely pointed out that the music wasn't at the forefront, we're not arguing about what you thought of it, if you enjoyed it, that's very nice and I'm genuinely happy for you.

Fact is, many bands and artists hit their musical pinnacle at some point in their career when they were unable to actually see it. If you take a look today, you might argue that Foo Fighters and Coldplay are at their peak vis-à-vis artistic output, but bands like U2 are past their best. That doesn't mean they can't still put out great concerts, but these days I go to concerts for great audio and to hear some personal flair rather than a playback of the album. Guess that brings diversity into it and a lot more travel to find obscure venues dotted across Europe.
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Old 10.06.2011, 23:51
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

I'm sorry to say it, as an old PInk Floyd fan, but Assassin is absolutely right about The Wall concert being disappointing.

I too saw Pink Floyd twice at Earl's Court in the early 80s. The show was brilliant - great musicianship and theatrics. Somehow it just doesn't work now. Partly because Roger Waters is older and less depressed and partly because the Surrogate Band were really not that good.

I was disappointed to see Roger encouraging the crowd to clap and sing along - for goodness sake, the Wall is primarily about his depression and contempt for the audience, so it just doesn't work as audience participation.

I'm glad in a way that Roger Waters is a bit happier, but he should have left The Wall to history.
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

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I was disappointed to see Roger encouraging the crowd to clap and sing along
Good appraisal, it bothered me too.
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

For those of us who missed it, here is the complete concert

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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

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I'm glad in a way that Roger Waters is a bit happier, but he should have left The Wall to history.
Then the younglings like me never had the chance to see him singing live
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

The tour is returning to Zurich Letzigrund Stadium on September 11th 2013.

I wouldn't be surprised if Roger Waters includes some reference to 9/11 in the show as it is on the anniversary.

http://tour.rogerwaters.com/
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Old 17.11.2012, 00:16
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

I have the option on eight tickets for Zurich at CHF180.00 each plus whatever booking fees appear
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

Saw that Roger Waters was the star at the US Memorial show a week ago where a bunch of ex. servicemen with various injuries took to the stage to play their instruments. Somehow I couldn't believe that Roger didn't take the opportunity during his long intro chat to state that there are injuries on both sides of a conflict.

No, I'm not going to Letzigrund next year. But if you are intending to go, pre-sale tickets can be ordered as of today, November 17 from the link sent by the official Roger Waters website.
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