So ya, thought ya might like to, go to the show.

Last week, the hubs & I had the pleasure of seeing The Wall: LIVE with Roger Waters at the Van Andel here in Grand Rapids. I could go on about how incredible the sound & the special effects were for hours. 
However…
I do believe the highlight of the day was getting a tip from an old friend on where to actually meet Roger Waters himself. The hubs works downtown, so I encouraged him to go. I briefly thought about bringing the kids downtown to meet him too. But not knowing if we’d even see the man, I waited for the sitter to arrive instead. We all know how unpredictable kids can be… especially when downtown can be rather hectic during rush-hour.
Well… after about 45 minutes of waiting, the hubs’ dream came true.
I have never been so equally happy & jealous for someone in my entire life. 
My happiness trumped my jealousy though. 
The hubs also met the local kids when they arrived to practice for Another Brick in the Wall. 
There are a selected group of local kids for every city Roger Waters’ plays; they practice just hours before taking the stage. The kids did an incredible job.
Once the sitter arrived, I jetted out of the house so fast, I think flames shot out of my shoes. 
The hubs was happily buzzing about his meeting with a rock LEGEND throughout dinner, and made a few random strangers jealous as we welcomed fellow Floyd fans waiting for a table to sit with us at our 4-top. 
Then, we arrived at the arena.
Because of a stupid GLITCH in the ticketmaster system (still seriously pissed that I could not input a new credit card when my old ones stored in the system were expired… so lame) I lost some awesome seats, but honestly — even the nose-bleeders we ended up with were steller. 
The staging & sound was unbelievable. The hubs & I saw Roger Waters: In The Flesh in Phoenix over a decade ago, and we still recall the practically perfect sound, but especially on songs like Dogs — I swear, they let Dogs run wild throughout the stadium the sound was so incredible. 

I had high expectations… but they were met. 
The Wall was built during the first act, with some sort of crazy-awesome-geek-lover’s-dream projector-bricks. If we sat too close, I do believe we would’ve missed out on the full spectrum of the show. 
If you have a chance to see The Wall: Live. Do it. 
And arrive at the backstage doors around 4:30p for sound-check. 
YES! 
And now, I’ll STFU and let you see a few iPhone pictures we snapped… along with a video (the sound is better than the picture quality) at the end.
Enjoy!

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5 Comments

  1. Posted June 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Excellent! That is SO fantastic that your husband got to meet him – how amazing! I wish I would’ve known about something like that. Ryan would have died if he’d gotten Waters’ autograph.

    I totally agree – the show is spectacular. We were blown away by the sound too. At one point we kept looking around because I was convinced there was a helicopter in the stadium. And it was so funny – every time one of the millions of planes from O’Hare or Midway flew overhead I couldn’t tell if it was real or just part of the show. 🙂

    Thank heavens you guys didn’t have to deal with the d-bags that we did. Sounds like he never disappoints!

    • Posted June 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

      I wish I would’ve been a little more active on twitter between then & your show… I definitely would’ve dropped that little tidbit your way!

      This was Greg’s 3rd time seeing Waters, once with Pink Floyd in 93 I believe. Those 3 shows are probably his top favorite shows evah… Radiohead at Grant Park is definitely up there too. Those prog-rockers know how to manipulate sound!!!!

  2. Posted June 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I has a major-league jealous.

  3. Posted June 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    I just had a chance to interpret for him and thought of you.

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