Friday, 27 July 2018

Is This the Life We Really Want?



Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to see Roger Waters, a former member of my favourite band Pink Floyd. I saw him both in London, and the following night at Birmingham which was undoubtedly the best night of my entire life. I was second row from the front and being so physically close to him made the experience feel incredibly intimate, it was easy to forget the other tens of thousands of people behind. I even got to touch Roger's hand as he passed by the audience during the final track. To be so close to one of my biggest living idols was a completely surreal experience, and if I didn't have photographic evidence I'd be half convinced it was all a dream!














Despite the show being to promote his most recent album, most of the set list was based around Pink Floyd's tracks which felt amazing to hear live, especially as many of my favourites were included such as One of These Days and Pigs (Three Different Ones). Most of the show was rooted in the 1977 album Animals which is my favourite after Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Despite being a fan for so many years I hadn't been able to see Roger on any of his previous tours which were mostly based around The Wall, so it felt extra special that the shows I should see borrowed so heavily from my personal favourite album.

I'm seeing Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets in September which I'm sure will be another emotional night, especially as Nick's my favourite and it's based more around Syd's era of the band. I can't believe this year I'll have gone from seeing none of Pink Floyd in the flesh, to two of them!

2 comments:

  1. That's so awesome you were able to be so close to someone you admire so much, and for so long. And to touch his hand! I recently went to my first ever concert, to see a band that had quickly become my favorite. There had never been a band that I had really wanted to see live before this and it was quite a surreal experience. As soon as it ended I wanted to see them again and again. Now I can relate when other people talk about seeing their favorite bands/artists live. :)

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    1. I'm very new to concert going too, I only went to my first one last November when I saw The Killers, so I feel the same!

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