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Roger Waters Builds The Wall In Chicago

rw1 Roger Waters Builds The Wall In Chicagocb 125211 Roger Waters Builds The Wall In ChicagoNever let it be said that [lastfm]Roger Waters[/lastfm] does not know how to put on a spectacle. He brought his latest incarnation of the Wall album to Chicago last week at the United Center and it was a brilliant demonstration of lighting and stagecraft that raised the bar for subsequent performances. There was the assembly of the title structure, each brick becoming part of a stage spanning (and blocking) video screen on which were projected slogans, disturbing images and even a younger version of Roger Waters singing a duet with his contemporary.

[photogallerylink id=38480 align=left]Plus, indoor fireworks and the creepy Gerald Scarfe marching hammers and giant marionettes. The original Pink Floyd band was replaced by a somewhat generic group of musicians who had technical skills but were unable, of course, to supply the passion of the first Wall builders. Local schoolkids provided enthusiastic choreography for “Another Brick in the Wall.” I hope they got extra credit.

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