Sunday, June 24, 2012

"The Wall" Live Delivers No Matter Which Seats You're In

The Man-Cave has recently entered into a partnership with to provide music-related content for this site on a regular basis. Since its inception, this site has longed to cover more topics on music, but have never had the time or resources to do so. When Social Monsters asked if I would be willing to post content on music to share with my readers, it was a match made in heaven. 

Here is their first article, ironically on a member of my favorite band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters. I went to his concert in 2010, which it was nothing short of amazing, and now he is returning to Philly in the coming weeks. Read more from the SMonsters below....

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is living up to the band's reputation by providing one of the most interesting concert experiences music-goers can choose to see. "The Wall" is based on one of the band's most popular albums and now fans are reliving their original experience with it in stadiums all over the world. Though The Wall Live is a concert, it is about more than just the music. It is full production that fans must watch and listen to simultaneously in order to fully experience it and understand the message. Roger Waters Tickets are available now, but all the hype makes it almost certain they'll be sold out soon.

About The Wall Live

Critics have said The Wall Live is one of the most complex and ambitious rock shows ever presented. The worldwide tour cost nearly $60 million to stage, and each show features dynamic visual effects and astounding sound quality. Audience members can sit in any seat in the stadium, even those farthest away, and enjoy the full effect of the show.

During the Show

Audiences will listen to poignant musical numbers and view imagery on a 35-foot-tall wall. The shows imagery includes video, still images and slogans. The message of the show are strongly anti-war in nature, and the display often features gun-wielding soldiers, tyrants, psychopaths and other disturbing images. At one point during the show, the wall becomes a memorial for people who died in the last century's wars, including Waters' father, who was killed during World War II.

The Wall Live includes elaborate set pieces, such as a plane crashing into a wall and bursting into flames. Waters also changes costumes several times during the concert so that he can play different roles during in each segment. The entire show is thrilling, and every song is accompanied by impressive visualizations designed by Waters himself.

Watching The Wall Live

Though the show is somewhat dark and even frightening at times, it takes a strong political stance, underscored by innovative audio and visual techniques. Though For example, during "The Happiest Days of Our Lives," Waters creates the sound of a helicopter that seems to come from behind the stadium, grow with intensity and finally settle near the wall in front.

Though The Wall Live may not be the ideal show for young children, most audience members will be impressed and even awed by this performance. Because the show is so popular, finding Roger Waters tickets can be somewhat difficult. Pink Floyd fans who plan to view this performance, or any other show featuring Roger Waters, should purchase their tickets well in advance. This show is not to be missed!


Maurice Mitchell said...

Sounds like a rocking good time.

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