Roger Waters gets comfortably numb

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      Roger Waters is now performing "Comfortably Numb", which is the best song from The Wall. And not just because of David Gilmour's fan-freaking-tastic guitar solo. Okay, maybe because of that.

      Steve Newton is filing items of interest from the Roger Waters concert at B.C. Place. Watch for his review of the concert tomorrow morning.

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      Mother

      May 26, 2012 at 11:48pm

      Please tell me you're joking? This wasn't a Pink Floyd Show, nor did it feature David Gilmour

      Jamie Horsley

      May 27, 2012 at 12:56am

      Roger Waters isn't the only superstar in Pink Floyd but he was the only Pink Floyd superstar in Vancouver last night. Does this reporter even know what he saw last night? Obviously not...

      Martin Dunphy

      May 27, 2012 at 1:13am

      It's not Newt's fault. It's a headline/cutline (now fixed) gremlin. Steve just wrote that Gilmour's axe solo is the reason <em>Numb</em> is the best tune on the original album (which is pretty clear).
      Believe me, he (and the rest of the world) would know it if Gilmour sauntered on-stage.

      PinkFan

      May 27, 2012 at 1:30am

      I'm confused are you saying David IS THERE? Playing live???

      A. MacInnis

      May 27, 2012 at 2:22am

      Martin - for the record, I have decided to NOT post my rant about "Comfortably Numb" here, so as not to further rain on you and Newt's parade... but jeez, it was close...

      Kris Junner

      May 27, 2012 at 11:00am

      People are having a go at the author but hes just saying its the best song on the album because of Gilmour's solo.

      Its the less intelligent folk responding who need to have another read at the post!

      Pat Crowe

      May 27, 2012 at 7:34pm

      The Kilmeister did a good job.
      You don't get David Gilmours sound unless you've got Gilmour In The Flesh.
      But the guy did O. K.
      Killer sound system I don't think you can judge what other concerts in B.C. Place will sound like by this one. Three massive front of house arrays for sound, front, right center behind the screen. The eight hanging arrays around the top sides, the overhead downward setup and tied into the stadiums JBL in house system
      Nothing will come close to that for a long time. Roger owned B.C. Place for speaker setup and made the room look small with all of his gear.
      95 semi trucks?! GOOD GOD!

      Todd Sullivan

      May 27, 2012 at 8:22pm

      Kris, that might be what it looks like, but this post in its original form actually seemed to indicate that Gilmour was playing (the original headline for this piece, at least according to the Twitter link, was "Roger Waters gets comfortably numb while David Gilmour's guitar solo impresses", and the closing text of the piece originally referred to a Pink Floyd show and not a Roger Waters show). The headline error was likely not Steve Newton's fault, but it's not entirely fair to judge the comments based on the current state of the story, following a number of corrections, either.

      Akvavit

      May 28, 2012 at 10:20am

      I know Waters wrote the lyrics but it's totally and completely Gilmour's song. Waters may have been the brains of Floyd but Gilmour was the sound and heart, Wright was the soul, and Mason the backbone.