Where? Boston, MA
Who? Me + Dad + Mom + Ryan
July 1st was quite eventful for me. I moved to Back Bay with Ryana; a beautiful location on Commonwealth Avenue amid the hustle and bustle of Boston’s commercial and recreational life. I also saw Roger Waters perform ‘The Wall’ live at Fenway Park with my family. What a show.
When Waters appeared onstage, he walked from one end of the wall to the other, waving and winking at fans with a sheepish grin on his face. I guess it’s okay to put modesty aside when you’ve written one of the most experiential and personal rock operas in history.
The show did not fail to entertain. Giant puppets appeared out of nowhere (including the schoolteacher from ‘Another Brick in the Wall’), a huge inflatable pig bounced over the heads of fans, and bricks were continually added to the wall as Waters performed.
Towards the end of the concert, the wall was completely built up behind Waters and towered menacingly over him. After the second-to-last song of the album, “Outside the Wall”, the structure came tumbling down amidst the wild cheers and screams (‘Tear down the wall!’) of the audience.
I’m happy that I was able to make it to this concert, especially with my father. He is an avid Pink Floyd listener and brought me up on their albums, specifically ‘The Wall’ and ‘Dark Side of the Moon’.
Be sure to view my footage of the show below… and please ignore my screaming.