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Photos: Roger Waters Performs The Wall at the Verizon Center

Roger Waters Does The Wall @ Verizon Center-2869

Pink Floyd bassist and singer Roger Waters wrote his 1979 ode to isolation, The Wall, because he hated playing stadiums. Following Floyd's fraught 1977 stadium tour, Rogers spoke of how he wished a wall could be erected between the band and its audience. Clearly he's long made peace with his issue, because he's playing nothing but stadium-sized venues on this current tour of The Wall, which came to the Verizon Center last night. Or perhaps it's more political than that. On his website Waters writes: "The record's story of fear and loss with its concomitant inevitable residue of ridicule, shame and punishment, provides an allegory for broader concerns.: Nationalism, racism, sexism, religion, whatever! All these issues and 'isms are driven by the same fears that drove my young life. This new production of The Wall is an attempt to draw some comparisons, to illuminate our current predicament, and is dedicated to all the innocent lost in the intervening years."

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Additional photos from this show can be seen here.

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  1. Verizon Center, a stadium??
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    Yea i don't know where you go labeling the Verizon Center (or anywhere else "The Wall" is being performed by Waters) as stadiums. They are arenas, and arenas were where the original 1980 Pink Floyd Wall shows were also done. They got offers to play it in stadiums but Waters refused saying THAT was against the whole spirit of The Wall.

    Just wanted to clear it up.....

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