As most of you probably know already David performed with Roger tonight at the O2 Arena in London, UK!
As promised about a year ago David delivered his legendary vocals and guitar playing on Comfortably Numb at tonight’s The Wall show in London! It has long been speculated whether it would be London or not and although it was assumed it was a huge surprise to the audience when he indeed did appear at the very top of the brick wall.
I was fortunate to see the show and I must say it was an amazing experience! Roger’s new version of The Wall is stunning to say the least and to see and hear David perform his signature solo was an out of this world experience! We had seats close to the stage and realized that something was going on when they started to rig the cameras for Comfortably Numb. There was no filming up to this point. Then suddenly David appears out of the darkness. He was clearly nervous and did sing the same chorus twice but I think he did a great job on the solos. He used the Black Strat of course with the Hendrix strap. It was a bit difficult to nail the tone from where we sat but from what I could hear it sounded very similar to Live 8, leading me to think that he must have used the G2 + Tube Driver and delay combo.
David appeared again for the “encore” Otuside the Wall playing a mandolin. To top it off Roger also invited Nick Mason who played tambourine! Leaving the stage David pretended to fall down the stairs, which caused a huge grin on Nicks face :)
David looked very nervous but seemed to enjoy the insane cheering. I can only imagine how satisfying this performance must have been for him – on many levels.
I hope you were there and experienced this historical event. If you were – please feel free to share your thoughts!