Tuesday, May 17, 2011
*** DVD9 VERSION ***
Once again, similar to Chicago, things worked out in my favor. Djscomics and I had been planning this UK trip for months. I had the task of procuring tickets. I managed to get decent seats for the 14th, 15th, and 18th ahead of time, but could not find anything that I deemed reasonable for the 17th. We decided to simply go to without tickets for the 17th and leave it to fate. The afternoon we arrived, after a long, arduous journey (sleepless 6.5 hour overnight transatlantic flight with a seat that was broken and wouldn't recline a millimeter... carry on bag wouldn't fit completely under seat so already limited legroom cut in half... dragging luggage what seemed miles through Heathrow and then a succession of Tube stations... making a pit stop so I could puke on a Tube platform... dragging luggage another mile along treacherous roads -- look left! no look right! -- to the hotel), we went to the O2 box office to see what was available for the 17th. Amazingly, these lower level seats 12 rows off the floor came up. Even better, when we arrived at the seats that night, I was up against the rail on one side, and the people in front of us only got up once or twice the entire show!
I was thrilled to get such a good filming opportunity. It certainly softened the blow of getting busted the following night (18th).
BTW, we missed the Gilmour show by one day. From the beginning, we planned to see shows #3, 4, 5, and 6. (We incorrectly guessed that Gilmour, if he were to appear, would show in the second half of the run.) It just wasn't meant to be. But we still had a blast regardless and would do it again in a heartbeat.
I would like to thank Kev (djscomics) for his moral support and help with logistics and seeding on this trip. He was my first mentor of sorts, showing me the ropes of taping while on an extended road trip back in 1991 during Yes' Union tour. He was the one to nickname me Tapehead2 (actually Tapehead Too back then; he was the original Tapehead). This trip was a celebration of twenty years of being buddies and fellow music lovers. Kev, you are DA MAN. :-)
So here's the 17th.
In The Flesh?
The Thin Ice
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1)
The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
Goodbye Blue Sky
What Shall We Do Now
One Of My Turns
Don't Leave Me Now
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 3)
The Last Few Bricks
Goodbye Cruel World
Is There Anybody Out There?
Bring The Boys Back Home
The Show Must Go On
In The Flesh
Run Like Hell
Waiting For The Worms
Outside the Wall
TOTAL TIME: 1:56:20
Video: Single cam audience: Sony HDR-CX520V @ 1920x1080i (AVCHD)
Audio: SP-CMC-8 (AT943s) > SP-SPSB-10 > Sony M10 (24/44.1)
FCE 4 > iDVD (Professional Quality 2-pass variable bit rate encoding) > disc image > Toast > DVD > MacThe Ripper (rip files, no re-encoding) > VIDEO_TS file
Media: One dual layer DVD (DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL)
Menu: Yes Chapters: Yes
Video: NTSC 16:9, 720x480, 29.97fps, vbr ~7630kbps (avg)
Audio: Stereo LPCM, 48kHz, 1536kbps
Filmed, edited and authored by Tapehead2, May 2011.
Download part 1 here
Download part 2 here
Download part 3 here
Download part 4 here
Download part 5 here
Download part 6 here
Download part 7 here