Roger Waters’ Concert in Athens



AE0F135DDC4CD927C58DBD76709E405A“We don’t need no thought control,” are the famous lyrics of The Wall that signaled the concert of Roger Waters on July 31 at the OAKA stadium of Athens.

“Hello, Athens. I’m so glad to be here,” were Waters’ first words. He also added –using Greek words correctly – that the concert is dedicated to all the victims of state terrorism all around the world and ended up saying, “Your language is rather difficult, but never mind!” The show began with the Wall as the background, that changed colors, shapes and symbols during the two-and- a half- hour concert.

The highlight of the brilliant rock concert was the finale of the song Run like Hell, when the performance was awesome and stunning and Roger Waters in fluent Greek called out “Thank you,” to his Greek audience. Moreover, another notable moment of the night was the performance of the song, Βring the boys back home, together with the presentation of poverty and hunger images in the background.

The concert came to an end at 11:30 p.m. Some people say that it was not an extraordinary rock concert, but a rock opera concert or even more a political manifesto. What was extraordinary, however, was the fact that the OAKA stadium was not packed. The VIP seats were also almost empty. It was too strong and vivid a show to be attended only by very few people, which could be attributed to the economic crisis or the August holidays.


8 COMMENTS

  1. We were there and we know if it was full or not…..i reassure you it was COMPLETELEY FULL!!! And you can conclude it from all the pictures that were taken!!!! Regarding to the music,i have to say that it was absolutely an extraordinary music show,with the best rock songs ever written!!! he was acclaimed by every single person inside the stadium,and furthermore he was moved in the end!!! it is by far the best rock concert that anyone can attend to and it was worth every penny!!! so,don’t manipulate the public opinion!!! so learn first,and then talk!!!!

  2. Most of this article was about promoting leftist politics. Very little about the show and music. This Just another example of how Greek Reporter constantly tries to spin everything to push leftist politics.

    If we want to change as a country, we need to stop thinking like this.

    What we should be focused on is not empty speeches about how we care about the poor (words do not feed anyone) but how we can produce things to help ourselves.

    If every able bodied Greek did their part in helping themselves, then no Greek would need to subsidize them. If every able bodied Greek focused on producing things rather than wasted time demanding things our country would be a paradise.

  3. In case you don’t know Jenny, “Alex” is a mental case always attacking everyone in these comments about his sick “Leftie-Commie” paranoia.
    Pay him no mind, no one eles does either… we know what he is!

  4. Alex,
    as you are in the USA at not at the gig you still have a review of the show and its content..??
    and as usual you then twist a simple story into your own sick diatribe as usual.
    F… your a dickhead

  5. Ah loook… another handle swapper.

    I’m happy I’ve gotten under you skin Skopian. Keep generating handles.