Woodlands Pavillion, US 


June 10, 2000



I went to this show with my neighbors Donald & Bernie, my brother David, and my friend Erick. I like me some Pink Floyd. Can't say the same about Roger Waters' solo material. There was no opening acts, and the selling point of the show was that Roger Waters was going to play the 'Dark Side of the Moon' [LP] in its entirety (he didn't play the whole thing, but he played a lot of it!) The show was pretty good. It was divided into two sets. I really enjoyed the more well-known Pink Floyd songs they played that night. However, some of the lesser known songs from 'The Wall' and some of Roger's solo stuff was pretty bad (but Erick liked it a lot!)

1. In the Flesh
2. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
3. Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)
4. Mother
5. Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert
6. Southampton Dock
7. Pigs on the Wing (Part 1)
8. Dogs
9. Welcome to the Machine
10. Wish You Were Here
11. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)

12. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
13. Speak to Me
14. Breathe
15. Time
16. Breathe (reprise)
17. Money
18. 5:06 AM (Every Stranger's Eyes)
19. Perfect Sense (Parts 1 & 2)
20. The Bravery of Being Out of Range
21. It's a Miracle
22. Amused to Death
23. Brain Damage
24. Eclipse
25. Comfortably Numb

26. Each Small Candle

By Jim Bartee at

What a great concert! It was great Texas evening at the Woodlands Pavilion. Although it is an outdoor venue, it is really designed well for sound, especially up in the covered section. My wife bought me tickets (even though she really doesn't like Pink Floyd/Roger Waters) and we were slightly to the left at 26 rows back. As soon as we got there, I knew that it was going to be an awesome concert, and I wasn't disappointed.

The show started pretty much at 8:00 pm. A little daylight left, but it wasn't distracting. The band came out and then Roger came out and went up to the platform behind and above the band. The crowd went crazy, and the first few strands of In The Flesh started. "So ya, thought ya might like to go to the show ..." Everyone was on their feet. I love The Wall album, but I was never much into the movie and the accompanying symbolism - so it was a little strange to see the entire audience cross their arms to mimic the marching hammers. I am not always sure that the people understand Roger's satirical stance in those lyrics (as Roger himself has stated). But the song was great, and everyone immediately got into the show.

The next two from The Wall (THDoOL & ABITW) were good as well. The band seemed to be pouring energy into these songs that is not always heard on the various tours. I thought Doyle Bramhall and Snowy White did a great job. The two Final Cut pieces were good as well, the rocket traveling across the pavilion and exploding. I liked the background images that went with Southampton Dock. It really is a good song. And then Pigs on the Wing. Another fine Roger acoustic number. Roger's voice was OK too - missing here and there, but hey it's live (well most of the time).

Then came Dogs. I knew this was coming and I have a few shows from the first leg - so I wasn't really too fired up about this song. It is not my favorite on Animals and I am not to sure about not having Gilmour sing his parts. But let me say it was GREAT. Carin did a good job on the guitar and singing, but the highlight was the synthesizer solo while the band was playing cards (and what was the deal with that TV???) The music and the dogs barking in surround sound around the pavilion was awesome. Tapes of the show just cannot do it justice! (And I loved the card playing.)

Then came the Wish You Were Here songs. The elevator noises from behind us for Welcome to the Machine. And Wish You Were Here was done closer to the original version with Bramhall playing electric and Snowy playing the acoustic. It sounded pretty good - except I thought there was something a little off with Bramhall's guitar. Not the way he was playing, but more like the way it was set up. I thought that a few times. And SOYCD was fantastic. Good guitar work by Snowy (OK I did miss Glimour, but he wasn't invited). I liked the psychedelic images in the background and the pictures of Syd during the song. The song ended much like on the first leg of the tour, which I liked. Then came the break, and the best was yet to come.

The first song after the break was the highlight of the evening for me - Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun. An incredible version. I am so glad Roger added that one. A sax player came out and played on the song. You have to hear it - I hope a live album does come out with this on it. For me it was worth the price of admission.

Then came the Dark Side of the Moon set. Speak to Me was really cool. The band did a great job on these songs. I really enjoyed Bramhall's singing on the songs as well. I thought he did a fabulous job and really added to the concert. The crowd, as you can guess, was really into it. Everyone on their feet, singing along to the songs. And my hat off to the band for their performance of Money - by far the best live performance of that song that I have heard. Even Andy Fairweather-Low got into the action.

Then came Every Stranger's Eyes - sorry guys but they should have left this out too. No way was Roger hitting those notes. A bit disappointing after coming of such a hot DSotM set.

Then came Perfect Sense, one of my favorites off of ATD. Great live performance. The lady singer was incredible. And to my surprise - and to Roger's credit - the crowd was really into it. Everyone was on their feet singing the words. I was really happy to see such a response to some of Roger's solo work.

Another good addition followed, ATD's The Bravery of Being Out of Range. For those going to the show, watch the back drop images during the song. Very well done and adds alot to the song. It brought back memories of watching the Gulf War on TV in 1991. Roger can sure hit right on the mark at times.

It's A Miracle and Amused to Death were OK. I am not sure how well they came across live. The images at the end of Amused to Death were chilling - with the Ballad of Bill Hubbard playing on the speakers and the names of the men on the wall until it reaches one William Hubbard. I thought that was good.

Brain Damage and Eclipse, very well done and very well received by the crowd. And Comfortably Numb was wonderful. Bramhall and White did a great job on the guitars. I would much rather hear Roger sing his part and someone else pick up Dave's, then the other way around.

Then came the encore. Rog's few words about magic - too much for my taste. I think he got his point across in the program. I had read that One Small Candle was different from the KC show and it surely was. And although the lyrics are very good (and very chilling) I think it still needs a great deal of work on the music side. I just don't see it as a song that needs a guitar solo.

All in all it was one of the best concerts I have ever seen. I can't wait for the live album. I hope you all have a chance to see it somewhere on the tour as well.
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