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Roger Waters performing live in 2006

Are you a music fan heading to Boston? There’s a once-in-a-lifetime event this weekend that you just can’t miss.

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is re-staging the grandest production he’s ever created –“The Wall” – on a massive tour that stops at TD Banknorth Garden Thursday September 30, Friday October 1, and Sunday October 3. The conceptual double album came out in 1979 and it was one of the darkest extravaganzas, of then or now. It’s all about alienation, smothering mothers, a bankrupt educational system, jingoism, war’s destructive power on all, rock star delusions, drug abuse, egotism and isolation. Fun stuff? You bet! Pink Floyd tried to stage this monster in 1980-81 and it sputtered. It was very expensive to mount, and people didn’t exactly like the idea that as the show went on this gigantic wall appeared that separated the crowd from the band. It was symbolic, yes, but people didn’t like being separated from the band, even though that was part of the point.

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