Roger Waters Is Booed In São Paulo Concert After Showing Support For #NotHim

Musician only calmed the audience down during the encore

Thales de Menezes
São Paulo

"You have an important election. I know it's not my business, but we always should fight fascism. It's not possible to be conducted by someone that thinks that a military dictatorship is a good thing."

In another moment, the big screen behind the stage flashed an appeal to resist neofascists, showing a list of countries next to a local politician each. Some of the exhibited names were US president Donald Trump, the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and for Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.

This is how British rocker Roger Waters added gasoline to a fire he lit minutes before, at his concert in São Paulo Tuesday (9) night. He didn't comment the episode the next day.

Roger Waters asks the audience in São Paulo to resist neofascism - Reprodução/Twitter

At the end of his first show of the Brazilian leg of his tour, Waters performed "Eclipse", recorded with his former band Pink Floyd in 1973, the words Ele Não (Not Him) appeared, tall and white, in the large screen behind him.

The audience's reaction was deafening. Almost 40,000 people produced some applause, but much more booing and jeering.  In the following brouhaha, it was possible to hear some people yelling "Not Him", while others shouted "Out, PT'.

Waters started the concert with a repertoire based on Pink Floyd, his band from the 1960s until the early 1980s. He played hits from albums "The Dark Side of the Moon" (1973), "Wish You Were Here" (1975), "Animals" (1977), and "The Wall" (1979).

Translated by NATASHA MADOV

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