Donielle Flynn

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The Dark Side of LCA

I know. It’s a harsh headline. It is negative, but I need you to understand WHY.  First, let’s give Roger Waters some compliments where compliments are due.

COMPLIMENTS:

Visually, Roger Waters’ Saturday night (July 23rd, 2022) concert at LCA was one of the most STUNNING shows I have ever seen.  The show was done “in the round,” but it was actually divided into four sections.  Giant screen panels divided the four sections of the stage.  When the show began, the panels rose into the air and were an integral part of the presentation.

WCSX listener, Todd Gilbert caught this moment for Roger Waters!

WCSX listener, Todd Gilbert caught this moment for Roger Waters!

Roger Waters sounded great.  The Pink Floyd songs were AMAZING.  Roger played 23 songs, but I’d say close to half of it was his solo stuff.  Personally, I’d rather have heard more Floyd, less solo.  I get that this is his “farewell” tour.  The guy is 78.  He’s in great shape, he looks rich… he is rich.  Roger Waters’s net worth is 310 million dollars according to wealthygorilla (and the 13th richest rock star in the world).  Good for him!  Now on to why I’m p!$$ed.

Roger Waters has always had a certain degree of politics in his shows, but this time it was on steroids.  Early on in the show, he showed a clip of a Ronald Regan speech and then a caption appeared, “WAR CRIMINAL.”  New presidents’ pictures continued during this segment, each of them having “WAR CRIMINAL” put at the bottom of the picture and what they were “accused” or “guilty” of… you get the point.  This straight-up punched my buttons.  I came here for a rock show, not your personal dissertation on how the United States sucks and all our leaders are “war criminals.”

HYPOCRITE –

Do you need to look up England’s history?  I’ll go all the back to the Crusades, butthole.   No, our presidents are not perfect, but it’s a crap job where you’ll never please everyone and even if they are @$$holes, they’re OUR @$$holes, so back off and remember that your making money off of the same country that you’re bagging on.

PHEW! sorry!  Now let’s take more of a look at the really good stuff!

First off the WCSX suite at LCA was AWESOME!  What a hook-up for our listeners!  Let’s meet them…

  • Julie and Sara

    Donielle Flynn hagning out with Julie and Sara, WCSX winners in the suite at LCA

    Donielle Flynn hanging out with Julie and Sara, WCSX winners in the suite at LCA

    These ladies were super fun!  Julie is not a fan of getting her picture taken, but she was kind enough to agree to a shot for this. 🙂  Thanks for rocking, ladies!

  • James and Sue

    Donielle Flynn and WCSX listeners, Sue and James. Doni loves to pick on James when he calls her for his Power Lunch requests!

    Donielle Flynn and WCSX listeners, Sue and James. Doni loves to pick on James when he calls her for his Power Lunch requests!

    James and his wife, Sue, are a pleasure to be around!  Really good people!  Somehow, James managed to get pizza for everyone in the suite.  So nice speaking with you!  Thanks for listening!

  • Sherry and Troy

    Taking it to the SEATS. Doni pops in on WCSX winners, Cheryl and James in their suite seats for Roger Waters

    Taking it to the SEATS. Doni pops in on WCSX winners, Cheryl and James in their suite seats for Roger Waters

    Cheryl and Troy were great too!  Everyone was super friendly and so glad to be there.  Thanks for making for a great night, friends (aside from the Roger Waters political BS).

  • Social Pics: Denise Schmidt

    I hit Messenger and asked friends, co-workers, and listeners for some of their shots from the Roger Waters show.  Here are some of my favorites.

    The Dark Side of LCA

    The Dark Side of LCA

    Love this photo. The light a graphic/ special FX team for this show are most likely the best in the world.

    WCSX listener, Denise Schmidy caught this awesome photo of MONEY at the Roger Waters show at LCA

    WCSX listener, Denise Schmidt caught this awesome photo of MONEY at the Roger Waters show at LCA

    Thanks for the photos, Denise!

  • Social Pics: Lewis Lovin

    Pigs: the special effects and visuals of Roger Waters' show were top-notch.

    Pigs: the special effects and visuals of Roger Waters’ show were top-notch.

    Lewie is one of our station photographers.  For this show, he was just there as a fan, but STILL got some amazing photos!  Thanks for sharing, Lewie!

  • Social Pics: Todd Gilbert

    Another amazing moment caught by WCSX listener, Todd Gilbert!

    Another amazing moment caught by WCSX listener, Todd Gilbert!

    Todd also took the first photo in the article.  I love that had a different viewpoint and the moments that he caught.  Thanks, Todd!

  • My Pig

    I had to edit the pig, sorry, Roger.

    I get what he was saying here, “@#$! the Poor,” (the other side said “steal from the poor, give to the rich”), but I felt like it was neither the time nor the place.  AND when your net worth is 310 million… it seemed hypocritical to me.

  • QUOTE HALL OF FAME

    My favorite quote on social media came from Brian.  I posted pictures of the show and our winners and he commented that he did not care for the show.  I responded and said I agreed and then he wrote this piece of magnificence: “Right? By the 3rd song started smoking all our weed and were begging to be kicked out lol nobody cared.” LMAO! Detroit, you keep things lively.

    Set List for Roger Waters of Pink Floyd in Michigan - Farewell Tour

    • Comfortably Numb

    • The Happiest Days of Our Lives

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6bNEPF9EKU

    • Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 and 3

    • The Powers That Be

    • The Bravery of Being Out of Range

    • The Bar

    • Have a Cigar

    • Wish You Were Here

    • Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX)

    • Sheep

    • In the Flesh?

    • Run Like Hell

    • Déjà Vu

    • Is This the Life We Really Want?

    • Money

    • Us and Them

    • Any Colour You Like

    • Brain Damage

    • Eclipse

    • Two Suns in the Sunset

    • The Bar (Reprise)

    • Outside the Wall

    • Set List for Roger Waters of Pink Floyd at LCA in Detroit, Michigan

      This set list is via SetList.com.