Saturday, 3 February 2018

Roger Waters Us & Them Tour - Sydney 2018

Some snippets of last night.

The original pig that was floated above Battersea Power Station was called "Algie".
It was designed by Roger Waters in 1976.

 Qudos Bank Arena.

This is from Roger Waters' Us and Them Tour.
... incredible performance. The light and sound show was nothing short of spectacular.

The Battersea Power Station plays a big role in the concert.

Its image was projected onto screens that were supported by suspended scaffolding which was lowered
above the audience .. complete with smoking chimneys.
The original coal fired station was built in the 1930s and was included on the cover art of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals and its appearance in the 1965 Beatles' film Help! 
It is one of the largest brick buildings in the world.

In 1965, Waters co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Richard Wright, and guitarist, singer, and songwriter Syd Barrett.

Waters is certainly not a fan of Trump. Lot's of images of Trump.....vomiting, driving a toy car, as a  naked man, etc .

His face appeared on a giant helium filled drone pig that floated around the room.

“Please help we are trapped in a dystopian nightmare”

The first half of the show was full of images of drone warfare and the refugee crisis.
Waters hasn't stopped his fight against injustice.

The end was brillant. The pyramid visuals were something I will always remember. The audience gave a standing ovation. Waters was visibly moved & emotional from it all. Thanks Roger.

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