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Roger Waters Ticket

Roger Waters Ticket - The Wall, O2 Arena, London, Thursday 12th May, 2011.

 

I went to see Roger Waters perform The Wall at the O2 Arena on Thursday evening. This is my ticket (and stub, which they don't detach anymore). He said that it was the first time he'd played the show in London since 1981.

 

I'd been told that David Gilmour would be playing 'Comfortably Numb' at one of the London shows, but wasn't really expecting it to be the night I went. I was very pleased when he appeared in the spotlights on top of the wall to play this track though. A real bonus.

 

David Gilmour later came back on stage for the end, at which point Roger Waters said "Now we know! Tonight was the night when David gave me the enormous honour of coming to play 'Comfortably Numb'. So please welcome David Gilmour".

 

RW then announced that "by extraordinary coincidence there is another member of our old band here tonight, Nick Mason", before Mason then joined them onstage.

 

With Gilmour on mandolin, Waters on trumpet and Mason on tambourine, the trio (along with the backing band) played an unplugged version of 'Outside The Wall'.

 

Waters then gave, perhaps, his most revealing assessment of their now notorious fall-out: "When we first played this more than 30 years ago I was a grumpy fellow, disaffected with rock and playing live, as David will attest, but all that has changed. So thank you very much".

 

Brilliant.

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Taken on May 14, 2011