Categories
Dublin Pink Floyd Roger Waters The Wall Uncategorized

Dublin, The Wall, Finale

Comfortably Numb, with Dave Kilminster doing a superb job on the lead.Finale of Numb

Rog gunning down the crowd

After waiting for the worms…

Here, the exposure is so long, you can see several frames of the animation.  Personally, I think it improves the shot

Pink, about to fall

Going

Going

Gone

Ironically, the line \”floating down, through the sky\” came to when this happened.  The gig concluded with a massive confetti launch from the ceilng with all the bomb types from the bomber section of the video..  The Christian Cross, the Islam Crescent, the Star of David, the Shell logo, the $ etc.  I didn\’t see any Mercedes though.  If you look carefully, you can see all the draped material over the sound desk to make life easier for the crew.


Categories
Dublin Pink Floyd Roger Waters The Wall Uncategorized

Dublin, The Wall, Intermission

The wall of the dead

Including Rog\’s dad

Categories
Dublin Pink Floyd Roger Waters The Wall Uncategorized

Dublin, and finally, The Wall

I\’ll mostly let the photos do the talking!

Crosses as bombs, also falling were the Star of David, the Crescent of Islam, the $, Shell and Mercedes logos

Having projected individual faces across the bricks in the wall, this captures the moment when an animated explosion blows the bricks into the distance.  A stunning visual effect

Goodbye, goodbye,

Goodbye

But don\’t go away, even the intermission had something to say

Categories
Dublin Pink Floyd Roger Waters The Wall Uncategorized

Dublin, day 3 – Obama shows up, and a little matter of a gig…

Or progress through Dublin was haped by the heavy Garda presence (many from out of town) for the President\’s trip. We spent about an hour here (for an alleged 15 minute stop – although the grounding of the Beast was probably to blame). Entertainment was provided by the Garda motorbike which, whilst parked, was blow over by a particularly heavy squall.

We waitee just outside 4 courts, it seemed the legal system was grinding to a halt, as well as the traffic.

In a few swift moments the many vehicles tht made up the Presidential procession whizzed by. Including this one

Later on, after having passed by or through many more cordons (but with the obligatory stops at Bewley\’s) we made our way down North Quay to the O2 for the gig.

Passing these food warmers in the window of a Thai restaurant. We were attracted to the reflections of reflections of reflections on show.

And then, finally, under the big wheel, we we in the queue for the gig.

Categories
Dublin Pink Floyd Roger Waters The Wall Uncategorized

From the recent trip: A few minutes to lights down

Roger Waters, The Wall 2011. Dublin – O2

It\’s been 21 years since we last saw this show in Berlin. Technology\’s moved on a bit – from friend\’s reports of the show I think we\’ll like it.

More than the alternative on show today – Jedward, Westlife and Obama…

…a few days later
And yes, it was better than i could anticipate. Will put some better piccies up later