Last night Nicole and I went to the Los Angeles Coliseum to see Roger Waters perform Pink Floyd’s concept album The Wall live. He did this at Staples Center a few years back and I heard great things about it so when Brian offered us free tickets, I knew we should check it out.
I remember (sort of…) watching The Wall back in middle school in my friend’s basement and thinking how whacked out it was. And it’s still pretty whacked out (flower sex scene anyone?) but it’s taken on new meaning in today’s political arena. There were some very poignant moments when images of killed soldiers filled every brick of the wall…and other times when messages about consumerism and commercialization flashed frantically. There was a flying pig, amazing surround sound that actually made it feel like helicopters were going to land on top of us, an airplane crash, and very cool imagery and media show on the wall itself. It was very entertaining.
And the people watching was superb. I don’t know where some of these people came from…but it was definitely a fascinating crowd. Fun, out-of-the-bubble experience.