19 November, 2006
The Who? Totally rock. Despite being damn old and half-dead (literally, half-dead), they rock. I was blown away and very pleasantly surprised by the show they put on. (I’d feared the worst.) It didnâ€™t feel like â€œold guys trying to pretend they are angry young men or at least still young and hipâ€ â€“ it just felt like them being them. And Pete can still wail at that guitar like thereâ€™s no tomorrow. Yeah, Roger’s voice isn’t want it used to be and he has trouble with the high notes, but I didn’t care. They did an extended version of My Generation that was fantastic. And their mini-Tommy encore was amazingâ€¦and thatâ€™s from someone whoâ€™s darn sick of Tommy-hype. All the concerts are filmed and recorded and are being released (unedited and unsweetened) on DVD and CD. You can buy â€œyourâ€ concert â€“ and all the profits go to charity. Pretty damn cool.
The opening act was The Pretenders and they too were surprisingly tight. Chrissieâ€™s voice is still amazing.