the line getting in was obnoxious. i've never seen a line like that in my life including stanley cup playoff finals there many years ago. thing wrapped around too many city blocks. by the time we get halfway thru we are waved up to another entrance. turns out to take even longer, brutal. made it in just in time for the start of the show.
we had great seats, club level which is about halfway up. same venue furthur played last fall. perfect sightlines from the opposite end of the stage. could see EVERYTHING.
i don't even know where to begin. my mind was blown from the second i looked at the stage. weird weird stuff.
large puppets, kids dancing, a full band rocking, sounding very tight and LOUD. in hindsight i should have brought my earplugs! the entire production behind everything was just stunning. so well put together. the wall essentially acts as a screen, as well as the one above the stage. it's a real sensory overload at times. i will admit i felt a little out of place on occasion especially when he'd start yelling it was like we were at some protest or rally or something. this show really had me thinking, re-thinking, concluding, confusing, you name it. brings a lot of things to your attention in the world and with society. and the music. seeing this did way more for me than any cd with original group has. i developed a newfound different type of respect for their songwriting. might not be that way for everybody.
waters did quite a bit of talking at times. other than his yelling he had told little anecdotes about stuff on the screens really. showed some really old school footage of him playing mother from way back, and he played over it, it was pretty cool. he didn 't play as much bass as i'd hoped. but he played some acoustic guitar, tons of singing and even some trumpet at the very end.
i don't have much else right now, i'm still soaking it in and processing it all. i would definitely see it again, and i'm really glad i was able to be there tonight.