ReR Recommends: Pink Floyd- The Wall

 

 

Last week Roger Waters paid a little visit to DC to perform “The Wall.”  If you’re a huge Pink Floyd fan like myself, you HAVE  to go see this show. It’s more than just a concert- it’s an experience.  Some have referred to it as a “rock opera,” but I like to think of it as a historical musical that totally kicks ass.

Waters performs the entire Pink Floyd album “The Wall,” originally released in 1979.  Watch as a wall is built- figuratively and literally- based on all of the horrors of society.  You’ll go through a journey and, by the end of it, you’ll help to break down the barrier.  Crazy special effects and inflatables help to paint the picture of Waters’ message that Fear builds walls.

“It took me a long time to get over my fears. Anyway, in the intervening years it has occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss with it’s 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. ” – Roger Waters

Here’s a video of some of the best scenes from the concert if you can’t make it to the live one:

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