Sunday, November 28, 2010

November 27: A Dream come true for Daddy!


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!

God night!


  1. Awesome!
    Glad to hear of your alien abduction...sounds like just what You needed!

  2. So glad you had a nice weekend enjoying Pink Floyd. What a great opportunity! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with your sister Tracy, Jon , Lolly and some American friends.
    Please send that alien to Weybridge. I need to excersice more!

  3. Pink Floyd is one of my all time favorite bands too. Glad you were able to go. Hiking in Arizona looks like a lot of fun. I wish it were t-shirt weather here. We had a high of 2 degrees Celsius yesterday and snow! I hope your family is doing well. Sending you all love and well wishes from Germany,

  4. Congrats on getting to see Pink Floyd! Beautiful pictures of Arizona.

  5. I am one of those lurkers that never comes out :) Love ya! I wish I would have checked my computer and stayed an extra few days to climb camelback with ya! My 10 year old son's favorite hike! I pray for you daily and read your blog often. I love your family. I am going through alot of struggles that i cannot put on my blog due to an angry ex husband that is gathering ammo right now, but i admire your family and your strength so much, and you inspire me. Thank you.

  6. I am so jealous that you got to see Pink Floyd. That is so cool. I'm glad you got to do that and have a good time. Great pictures too. As I was reading your warning that there might be a bad word on one of the pictures, I looked up at the pictures and the slide was on that "one with the bad word" LOL I love it!!

    You deserve to have a good time and I'm glad you did.

    Lots of Love,
    Amber, Craig, Malorie(2 1/2), and Liam(10 mos.)
    The McLaughlin Family
    Moreno Valley, CA

  7. Tim and family
    I still lurk and read, however don't always know what to say or have time to comment.
    I"m glad that you got a daddy's dream come true. how are Ang and Ali doing without you?

  8. Sounds like you had an awesome day!

    Megan from WV

  9. What a great show that must have been...and the experience..SO cool! Very clever how they did the wall, slide, falling down of the wall, etc...great capturing of it all!
    Man that alien is getting you going! I love hiking...we always hike Peters Canyon..beautiful, local and a great hike! Hope you all have a great week!
    with all our love always,