12/30/2012:Wish You Were Here
I was bummed that I did not get to sing… “One of these days I’m going to cut you into little pieces…”
But executing a pitch-perfect rendition of Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters’ aged warbling and gnarly voice is, however, at best, a mixed blessing. And the Machine didn’t recreate the full-stage Wall and tear it down again, like the original band did. I want my $10 back!
The show did rekindle an old mystery for me about the Pink Floyd set of songs “Shine on You Crazy Diamond.” In both parts of the song (which bookended the Wish You Were Here album), whenever Waters would sing “…rode on the steel breeze,” band would momentarily pause: