Roger Waters explains opening warning statement at concerts
Former Pink Floyd bassist/vocalist Roger Waters is also outspokenly political and musically talented. those who say “I love Pink Floyd, but I can’t stand Roger’s politics”, you better go fuck yourself at the bar right now. Thank you and enjoy the show.
In a recent video interview with CNNWaters explained why he warns attendees in such a blunt way:
It’s a really good way to start the show. Apart from anything else, this clarifies a few things. It also encourages a lot of people who have come to the show because they’ve listened to everything I’ve written since, you know, 1965 or wherever I started writing songs [laughs]. So that they do know what my policies are and they do understand where my heart is and they kind of understand why I’m there.
On the other hand, he continues, “Maybe it also gives a message to people who don’t want to be there, in which case fucking them at the bar probably isn’t a bad idea.
Waters is also quick to point out that this latter group of viewers may not like it because of the tour’s overarching message of “community” and “communication” regarding not only its connection with the participants, but also between ” we combined with all our brothers and sisters [and] everyone else in the world, regardless of who they are, where they live, their ethnicity, their religion. . . or anything else.
Finally, he makes it clear that he’s fine with opponents sticking around if they “don’t annoy the people who do understand what is happening in the arena.
You can watch the full clip below, along with tickets to the remaining performances.