Saw the concert in Montreal at The Molson Ceneter Theatre last night...it was awesome! About 14000 screaming/buzzed fans and almost three hours of music. Show starts with In The Flesh - The Thin Ice - Another Brick In The Wall - Happiest Days Of Our Lives etc.. up to and including Mother. A couple of acoustic songs from The Final Cut next and then straight into Pigs On The Wing & Dogs...during lengthy keyboard solo in Dogs the band members sit around a small table and play cards...classic Waters. From there, it's Welcome To The Machine, Wish You Were Here and Shine On You Crazy Diamond. End of first set (Approx. 1hr 20 mts) and it is interesting to note that even the Floyd tunes are slightly changed to be original live. Second Set (After 20 min. intermission) begins with Breathe - Time - Money and then it's time for solo work...one song from Pros & Cons, The Powers That Be from Radio KAOS, and then four songs from Amused To Death...finishing the show with Brain Damage and Eclipse. The back-up musicians were fantastic...only let down was encore...it was a great 10 minute rendition of Comfortably Numb with dueling guitars, but that was it. When I saw The Radio KAOS Tour in Montreal there were two encores (four songs) and all the lights came on...but no one would leave, even after 15 minutes...so Waters returned to play Another Brick In The Wall again. Total show time was about 3 hours of solid good music and I have to admit Roger pretty much looks the same as he did in 1987. Great Show that I will never forget...would love to tune in and read some reviews of upcoming shows...Ciao.From Bob (VT) (Chat Zone 8/1 7:09 PM)
The show was beyond description (what else would any of us expect from Rog'?). I was a tad disappointed with the encore (really just with the choice of song), but that's only relative to the fact that I saw Roger Waters with you and the rest of those screaming fans. I'm so darned happy to have seen him, it didn't even bother me that whoever set up the speakers placed a speaker stack about midway up in the air, ostensibly blocking the middle sections of the top three levels from seeing the screen. *grin*
It was amazing. His voice was fantastic and very strong at points. He was obviously playing it smart, pacing his voice, delegating sections of some tunes to Doyle and saving his strength for the solo stuff during the second set... It's a Miracle and Amused to Death were so incredibly beautiful, I was brought to tears both times. Perfect Sense was an unlikely anthem that got the crowd on its feet and cheering wildly... I would have expected What God Wants to have done that instead, but he was so darned excited and animated during Perfect Sense, the place just exploded.
The band was great. A couple of the guitar solos were, for a lack of a better description, out of place, but for the most part, Andy Fairweather Low and Snowy White proved their worth and showed just why Rog' has them on board. The back up singers, whose names escape me, embarassingly enough, were absolutely stunning... their voices were fantastic and matched up so well with Rog's it was haunting.
I am a very happy camper, and to those of you who will see him soon, I doubt you'll be disappointed. It was a great show... can't wait to see him again in Boston on Wednesday :) We've got better seats this time, and I like Great Woods/Tweeter Center much better than the Molson Centre.