Monday, June 11, 2012

The Wall

I blew my mind last night.  No, I did not consume any psychedelic drugs.  I will admit to a few sips of beer.  What I did was attend a concert by Roger Waters, one of the founding members of Pink Floyd and their primary creative force.  He performed the Pink Floyd magnum opus "The Wall" in it's entirety.  It was musically and visually stunning and a feast for the senses.  Admittedly, "The Wall" is probably not the piece of music that you want to listen if you're having a bad day and you need something to pick you up.  The lyrics and basic storyline are very serious and a bit heavy.  Last night's performance had a very strong human rights and anti-war message.  I've seen Pink Floyd five times over the years and last night was my second Roger Waters concert.  The last time I saw him he performed "The Dark Side of the Moon" in its entirety as well as other Pink Floyd classics and solo material.  Pink Floyd has always been one of my favorite bands and among the many legendary musical acts that I have seen in my rock and roll lifetime, they are among the top artists in terms of overall performance and stage production.  Pink Floyd as a band are now part of the past.  However, if you ever have a chance to see Roger Waters, or the other major Pink Floyd member, David Gilmour, by all means go see them.  You will be in for a treat.    

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