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The Wall in the Queen City: Photos, Videos and a Look Back

Roger Waters: The Wall
Time Warner Cable Arena
Charlotte, NC
July 10, 2012

 

 

At some point in Roger Waters’ life, someone must popped off the “don’t let a good thing die” quote to him because that is definitely what he has adhered to in regards to Pink Floyd’s The Wall live show. 

Originally scheduled to run through 2010 and barely into near mid-2011, it is a show that leaves no setlist guesswork to be had and one that’s songs never deviate from the way they were played the night before. For that matter, the songs are played damned near identically to the way they were debuted by the premier progressive gods in 1979. But none of that matters. And now as we head into the 4th quarter of 2012, the tour is still alive and well.

Never minding the fact that the loosely autobiographical album is an epic, the massive production that has carried its tales to massive audiences since 2010 causes the evenings spent with Waters and company to transcend the word “concert” and run headlong an all new meaning of the word, “event.”

Each night, the production wins new admirers of the provocative set that demands attention, touches on nearly every human emotion and evolves slightly to remain relevant to recent international social change.

On this night, it did so in the Queen City of Charlotte and Honest Tune‘s Brad Kuntz was on the scene. For the third time since its inception (see the bottom of the page for previous coverage), we are proud to present beautiful images from the tour that seemingly, and hopefully, will never end.

 

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by Brad Kuntz

⇓See below the gallery for Brad’s videos from the evening…⇓

 

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Video from Charlotte, 7/10/12 (Brad Kuntz)

 

“Vera,” “Bring the Boys Back Home” & “Comfortably Numb” [HD]

 

“Don’t Leave Me Now,” “Another Brick in the Wall Part 3” & “Goodbye Cruel World” [HD]

 

“Run Like Hell,” “Waiting for the Worms,” “Stop” and “The Trial” [HD]

 

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Previous Honest Tune coverage of

The Wall 

 Click the photo for Honest Tune coverage from Atlanta, 2010

(Photo: David Shehi)

 

Click the photo for Honest Tune coverage from Indianapolis, 2012

(Photo: Aaron Lingenfelter)

 

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Roger Waters: The Wall, 6/11/12

Roger Waters
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Conseco)
Indianapolis, IN
June 11, 2012

 

 

Since September 15, 2010, Roger Waters has delivered his most beloved work, The Wall, the only piece of Pink Floyd that he can call his, to masses that now cumulatively number in the millions. Though initial reported intentions were to take the show through Europe, North and South America over a six month period, it seems that the 68 year old bassist simply cannot put down what he knows to be a good thing.

To dub The Wall as a show or concert doesn’t do it justice. It is a production of the largest fathomable proportion. Flare like pyrotechnics blaze while pigs fly. Propaganda falls from the ceiling. Planes fly overhead. The animated teacher and “The Trial” characters that appear in the film are portrayed by massive puppets that stand over 30 feet tall.  Oh, and over the two and a half hour performance, a massive Wall is erected, brick by brick as illustrative images, messages, and pictures of fallen soldiers (sent in by families) are projected upon it.

The point of it all: to draw each audience member into a place where he can let his guard down just enough to perhaps examine his own walls. The other point: to give Waters a platform to share his angry message from his pacifist mind and to allow him to demonstrate his own personal freedom from internal tyranny.

Waters is no longer the pissy bloke who reciprocated waged war with David Gilmour while crafting what is arguably the greatest album of all time, Dark Side of the Moon. He is the jovial chap that yucks in up with Jimmy Fallon. In short, he is what he prophesied and hoped that he could one day be when he wrote the piece: no longer a boy in a man’s shell still devastated by his father’s untimely WWII death; nor the egotist that was birthed by a need to not show a soft underbelly.

The Wall is a journey of epic proportions. Tears of joy (“Vera,” “Outside the Wall”) and pain (“Nobody Home”) flow as freely as the fist pumping that results from “Run Like Hell” or as the air guitar licks that Gilmour solos, played by G.E. Smith, inevitably cause.

The Wall is The Color Purple meets Lethal Weapon and everything in between. On top of that, it is the finest example of production ever displayed in a touring capacity and those who have had the opportunity to witness it are better for having done so. The only drawback is that there is not a show out there that truly compares. Just have a look at these photos from Indianapolis and see for yourself.

And if you would like, have a look back at Honest Tune‘s first trip inside The Wall in 2010.

 

Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Aaron Lingenfelter

 

 

 

 

Roger Waters The Wall: Fresh perspective, new insight, and relevant classic

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What can be said about Pink Floyd’s The Wall that has not already been asserted? Providing more than its share of character development that is coupled by intricate musical composition, its content has been poured over by both musical scholar and hallucinogen enthusiast alike. Within the incarceration of The Wall, many have explored their own personal prison to the point of eventual liberation through the storytelling that is as prolific as that of any renowned novelist or profound poet…and comes with each RPM.

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