Saturday, June 24, 2006

Roger Waters opposes walls

One might criticise Roger Waters for playing concerts in Israel, and for releasing The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking, but we must salute him for taking a stand against the apartheid wall.


Thom said...

The gig actually took place in Neve Shalom- a village of Israel-Palestine co-existence. Waters said he moved it from Tel Aviv to "show solidarity with the voices of reason of Israelis and Palestinians seeking a non-violent way for a just peace between the two peoples". Pompous, perhaps to assume he could do so where more-qualified folks have failed, but bringing 50,000 people together for the event (and only 117 returned tickets when the venue changed) is pretty good work. Interview with the organiser:


P.S. Pros & Cons Of Hitchiking is a wonderful album...

Tom said...

I met a girl in Germany who grew up in East Berlin. She said the Pink Floyd concert before the wall came down was a turning point.

She also denied Hasslehoff had anything to do with it. But we know the truth.