First of all, I don't intend this thread to turn into a "Roger Waters / David Gilmour is the best" spamfest, OK? I couldn't go and see PF on their Division Bell Tour back in '94, something I'll live to regret. But I was able to catch Waters on his 2002 "In the Flesh" Tour. Needless to say, I came out of there feeling as if I had just gone to heaven and back. Anyway, time has gone by (almost a year). I now own "PULSE" on VCD and CD. I own "In the Flesh" on DVD and CD (why they never released "PULSE" on DVD will forever be a mistery to me). So after the excitement wore off, and compared both concerts, this is what I ended up thinking. * Gilmour's Floyd looks like PF, sounds like PF, and has a light show that was miles ahead of anything I ever hope to see in my life. Roger Waters, unfortunately, sounds like a cover band trying to sound like PF. Which, to some extent, is. * Roger Waters' presence is overwhelming while onstage. Gilmour, Mason and Wright seem to hide behind their instruments and let the music and lights do their magic. * Gilmour's Floyd has a terrific advantage over Waters. He is the vocalist of PF, so the songs sound more like the original band. Waters chose his vocalist very, very badly - I think he came out sounding too pretentious and boring for his own good. Furthermore, Waters' voice is terribly bad - so bad, in fact, I can't stand to listen to the songs he sings. Plus, his guitarists can't even approach the level of playing Gilmour so effortlessly shows off. All in all, Waters comes off as the less enjoyable musical experience of the two. * Waters' solo years are incredible! I never thought I'd like so much his cuts from "Amused to Death". * Waters' anger against Gilmour is sometimes undefensible. While Gilmour praises Waters' work on stage, and thanked him every night for his work, Waters only makes some sarcastic comments about PF on the booklet. Sad. This discussion is a moot point, since I don't think either group will be touring anytime soon. And I'm very grateful I got to see Waters' on stage (the best concert I've ever seen in my life). I just found it interesting to realize how different Gilmour and Waters ended up down the road.