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Friday, July 6
Better than: The Yanks taking three of four from the Red Sox.
Size matters. Roger Waters proved this Friday night at Yankee Stadium when he put on his biggest-yet production of one of the biggest albums of all time, his former band Pink Floyd's double-LP The Wall, which has been certified 23 times platinum. With Macy's-rivaling fireworks, vivid animations, 360-degree sound effects and giant puppets, it was one of the most stunning stadium rock concerts ever, presented in one of its largest venues yet, tweaked by its auteur for maximum impact.
In a way, Waters has proven himself to be the George Lucas of hard rock, having embellished the original version of his masterpiece with new scenes and characters (luckily none on par with Jar Jar Binks). Since its 1979 release, The Wall has grown from Waters's Hamlet-like roman à clef about an arrogant rock star internally avenging the memory of his father's wrongful death and into a statement about resisting tyranny. It's a big theme, but thanks to an incredibly impressive stage showa few subway stops away from the Great White Way, no lessWaters's production was up to the task. In 1980, a New York Times reviewer called Pink Floyd's Wall residency at Nassau Coliseum the "most spectacular, lavish show in the history of rock," and, as Waters proved Friday night, it's still a fact.More »