Two lost souls, living in a fishbowl…

Roger Waters: This is not a Drill

July 20th, 2022 | MVP Arena 

Fifth time seeing Roger (twice at the MVP Arena/Pepsi Arena) and at 78 years old (him not me), most likely the last. 

First saw him in 1987 @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center  on the Radio Kaos tour. August 28th, 1987 to be exact, thanks to the internet. Luckily enough it was the evening after seeing the rest of Pink Floyd at the Montreal Forum in Canada. Never got to see them all together.

I saw The Wall tour three times in recent years, in Boston, Hartford, and Albany to round out five times. Pink Floyd has always been my favorite band. To me, each song sounds like one instrument being played with The Wall being my favorite album. Owned it on vinyl, cassette, cd, and movie over the years. 

Roger was his usual ole cranky self although he always has been, even when he was young. Very political, some I agree with, some I don’t but never been there for that. But the following announcement played on the screen voiced by Roger, so you get your warning. 

Regardless, he has always been one to put on a phenomenal stage and light show and well, the music and I was not disappointed. Had a great seat to see all the video “walls”, although being an in the round, you do miss some of Roger singing as he moves around. But I knew that going into it, not my first rodeo. As usual, I took few photos and video. 🙂

Also the first time being down in the ole stomping ground since I retired, didn’t have the usual free parking. Just kidding, I know people. 

Up next: Rod Stewart/Cheap Trick then Backstreet Boys. I am diverse in my musical tastes. The summer continues…

Ladies and Gentlemen, please take your seats. The show is about to begin. Before it does, two public announcements: Firstly, out of consideration for your fellow patrons, please turn off your cell phone. And secondly, if you're one of those 'I love Pink Floyd but I can't stand Rogers politics" people. You might do well to fuck off to the bar right now. Thank you and please enjoy the show.

Roger Waters