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Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2011 - 10:44pm PT
And yes, evertime I take a break from Floyd for a few days or an album for a few weeks when I listen again it only gets better.
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jan 27, 2012 - 12:13am PT
I can't count how many many times I've listened to The Wall, but I was just inspired to put it on and I'm in the midst of listening to it again.

I watched a movie tonight, "The Wave," about an experiment in a Palo Alto classroom in 1967, designed to answer the question about how so many people in Germany in the 1930s and 40s could ignore the deaths of millions of people around them.

I've always been drawn to the adult child issues and the impact on relationships and resultant behavior addressed in the album, and not really latched onto the significance of the Nazi symbolism. Now there's this wave of recognition washing over me, how the spectrum of personal dynamics and bricks in the individual wall are projected across all of society in the collective wall and how a fascist revolution can occur.


There are so many layers of genius wrapped into the concept and composition of The Wall, so many interwoven links from the micro to the macro, it's like the combined force of human knowledge were channeled into a lightning bolt that sparked Roger Waters' brain. Just a miraculous achievement of human creativity. I'm in awe and getting all verklempt at the moment.

(wipes a tear)

And then there's the whole added irony of the sold-out performances and rabid fans just reinforcing the concept! Hell, I want to be one of them again. The concerts, including the audiences, are performance art that continues to reinforce the points of the original compositions. That's tapped in pretty deep to a fundamental pulse of humanity.

Riley, where are you seeing the show? I rejected the prices on basic principle before, but I may be willing to dig deep and spend for the experience.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2012 - 12:31am PT
Get your tickets Nutjob!
This thread and our interest, the last year, in Floyd is meant to be.

You can still see The Wall....amazing and unreal as that seems - like being able to see Bach or the Doors or The Beatles still.
I have 8 tickets for the Austin Show.


There is also another paradox going on in The Wall that never occured to me until now.
He loses his father fighting Nazis in Italy only to have his own self become a Nazi.

S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jan 27, 2012 - 12:36am PT
I always get a smile on my face when this post is on top.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2012 - 12:38am PT
The tickets aren't that bad really...
I mean they are not the 20 dollar shows of our youth - but they arn't 1000 bucks either.

I get what you mean though - no way I will pay for over priced sports tickets anymore.

Maybe I should sell My "Wall" tickets and put it toward a Patagonia trip.

I care about climbing a whole lot more than over priced consumerism.

If it was anybody else.....I wouldnt bother....lol

onyourleft

climber
Smog Angeles
Jan 27, 2012 - 12:42am PT
All during my years of single father-dom, during countless road trips across the country, I subjected my two young sons to endless hours of Pink Floyd on the car stereo.
They loved singing loudly We Don't Need No Education...

My oldest at age 27 has become, to my extreme satisfaction, a huge Floyd aficionado.
A year ago last November, he surprised me one evening with spur of the moment tickets to "The Wall" at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

It's an awe-inspiring show. Waters voice has perhaps lost some range through the years, but the overall impact of such a huge arena show is not diminished. If you're a true fan and it's available in your city, you owe it to yourself to witness this event.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jan 27, 2012 - 01:20am PT


helping to get to 200post
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jan 27, 2012 - 04:35pm PT
OK, anyone who's up for the San Francisco show on May 11?
This seems like the type of experience that is best shared, and I'm not sure I can recruit financially solvent die hard fans from my local friend circle.

Here is the price range:
US $30.00 - US $255.00
US $30.00 Ticket + US $10.50 Fees = US $40.50 US
$255.00 Ticket + US $26.00 Fees = US $281.00
VIP packages with the buffet, shirt, schwag, and front/center seats: $600
VIP packages minus the buffet and almost front/center seats: $425

I'm having a mini-heart-attack over the prices, haven't gone to a big production concert in years, but trying to tell myself this is special.
cintune

climber
Midvale School for the Gifted
Jan 27, 2012 - 04:41pm PT


Not the song St. Tropez, a full show in St. Tropez, 1970.
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 27, 2012 - 04:44pm PT
I say no...same with Zepplin, Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Eagles...just heard that sh#t WAY too much on the radio/albums...

Just sayin...
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Jan 27, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
If I had the cash I would go. By far one of the best shows I have ever seen live.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 27, 2012 - 04:55pm PT
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jan 27, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
nutjob,

If I lived in SF, it would be on like donkey kong.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jan 27, 2012 - 05:37pm PT
Is it just Roger Waters in concert?
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jan 27, 2012 - 05:45pm PT
It's not the legal entity Pink Floyd lead by David Gilmour. I did a little research to make sure it's not just Roger Waters with a guitar and a chair and a microphone... Although I did see Neil Young like that years back and it was an exceptionally good performance that I was happy to pay for.

Roger Waters has got a good backing band and a pretty elaborate theatrical production going with the whole thing. If you are ok with spoiling the surprise of the experience, you can check out the details on Wikipedia (until SOPA/PIPA re-emerges!)
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2012 - 09:54pm PT
Ya its Water's doing The full Wall show.
I've seen a little Video - its unreal.
He has a great band with him

Will still have to try and see Gilmour somewhere before he dies.

Of course Wright is dead along with Syd.

Mason is still alive.


I love The Wall - one of the great works of art.
Roger's baby..

The only thing better in all of modern music would be seeing DSOTM with Gilmour.

Maybe seeing Bon Scott sing with ACDC
But of course that is impossible.

Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
I'm surprised how cheap those tickets are Nutjob...
30 bucks?


I have 4 for a 100 and 4 for 200 in Austin for May 3rd
Planning on selling some and have already had good offers.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 21, 2012 - 05:11pm PT
bump for the floyd!!!!!!!!!!
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jun 8, 2012 - 06:07pm PT
Watching the Dark Side of the Moon documentary on Netflix-awesome!
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Jun 8, 2012 - 07:05pm PT
Yeah, that is a cool documentary.

When Wright passed, the Floyd passed. No way can they replace him onstage. He was an incredible musician.

I have this old jumping buddy who looks exactly like Gilmour. He also looks like the drummer for U2. My bro got more nooky than Wilt Chamberlin.

If you look at all old music, Pink Floyd still holds up. They don't sound like any other band. Period. If they came out today it would still sound new.
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