You know you're in for a hell of a show: it opens with a plane flying over your head, crashing into the stage in a fireball... then the fireworks kick in...
...then the glorious opening chords of The Wall pulverise the room.
I'd wanted to see The Wall live for over 20 years - ever since I saw footage of The Wall - Live In Berlin. It wasn't a hard decision to pony up and be there when it came to town:
... even if I did wonder if 20 years of expectation could possibly be met.
It was amazing. Rock and roll theatre, spectacle, opera... the story of Pink brought to life.
The Schoolmaster was creepier than I expected - fluctuations in the balloon inflation make the face gurn into the grotesque.
Comfortably Numb was a knockout. But then so were Bring The Boys Back Home, Run Like Hell, The Show Must Go On and of course Another Brick In The Wall. And every other song...
If you get the chance to go - do it. My only regret is I didn't try for the $400 tickets right up front.