Pink Floyd’s co-founder and lead bassist, Roger Waters, has always expressed his political beliefs publicly. He never shies away from doing so whatever the occasion and his “This is Not A Drill” tour wasn’t any different. “F*** off to the bar right now” Waters said on the tour.
People who are fans of Roger Water must already prepare themselves to hear a lot of politics apart from music. Waters uses visuals and designs to broadcast his message all across the concert stadium each and every time. His idea is to make sure everybody is on the same page as he is.
“If you’re one of those ‘I love Pink Floyd, but I can’t stand Roger’s politics’ people, you might do well to f**k off to the bar right now,” this message reads at the start of each set.
“Thank you, and please enjoy the show.”
Waters Opens Up On His Political Views
Waters was recently asked for an interview on CNN with Michael Smerconish. The interview’s soul idea was to ask Waters some questions regarding his tour and how he uses it as an opportunity to spread his unyielding message. Upon which Waters said: “it’s a really good way to start the show. Apart from anything else, it sets a few things straight.”
“It also encourages a lot of the people who’ve come to the show because they have listened to everything I’ve written since, you know, 1965 or wherever I started writing songs (laughs). So, they do know what my politics are and they do understand where my heart is and they understand sort of why I’m there.”
When asked about the fans who love the music but not all the politics thats going around, Waters said that he’s fine with the disapprovers staying around. Although he further mentioned that he doesn’t have any issue as long as they don’t start questioning and irritating other people in the arena, “who do understand what’s going on in the arena.”