Saturday, June 9, 2012

Snapshot: Super-Sizing 'The Wall'

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Roger Waters Music Overseas Limited

Roger Waters


Number of "bricks" in this Wall; they're cardboard boxes measuring 5 feet by 2½ feet.

380 tons

Weight of the stage, roof and sound and projection towers. In all, it weighs 70% more than U2's 360-degree stage and is the largest roof structure built by the Belgian-based contractor StageCo.


Number of giant inflatable pigs created for the tour, one for each performance. The pigs are usually ripped to shreds by the audience.

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Roger Waters Music Overseas Limited

Giant inflatable pigs created for the tour


Top "Wall" ticket price at Yankee Stadium, not including fees. At Chicago's Wrigley Field, it's $250.


Replica of a World War II-era Stuka warplane sent careening into the wall in a fiery crash in the opening number.

A version of this article appeared June 8, 2012, on page D5 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Snapshot.

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