Sunday, November 28, 2010
Greetings from Phoenix, AZ! I'm out here in a very important mission: to see Roger Waters perform Pink Floyd's "The Wall" in its entirety in concert. 30 years ago, this groundbreaking concert was only performed in 4 cities across the globe. Roger is the bassist from Pink Floyd and the author of this record. This was one of my formative albums in high school and I figured since the band was broken up by the time I started listening to them, I would NEVER get to see this production live myself.
Well, never say never! My Step bother Ralph books the entertainment for US Airways Arena in downtown Phoenix, and so the DAY the concert was announced waaaaaay back when, I asked if we could get a pair of tickets, and he graciously hooked my good friend Jim and me up!
The concert was AMAZING. For those of you that don't know, they actually build a giant wall between the band and the fans throughout the set, signifying Roger's disconnection from humanity during the band's meteoric climb to stardom. Then at the end of the two disc rock opera, the wall topples. Throughout, the use of the most state of the art video imaging is used to tell the story on the wall with the wall essentially becoming the screen the story plays out on. It was so awesome, I can barely speak. Enjoy the slides, and pardon, I think there is a bad word on one of the pictures.
Before the concert, remember I told you an alien took over my body yesterday? Well, today, he had me climb Piestawa Peak in Phoenix, and tomorrow, he has me climbing Camelback mountain in Phoenix as well! Gotta get these legs strong if I want to enjoy myself and not get injured when I go skiing with my sister Tracy and her family on the 23rd of next month!
Okay, gotta crash. I am fading. Can't wait to hike, and then get back home to Ang and Ali tomorrow!