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Josh Chaikin
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Roger Daltrey is on the road right now, performing The Who's Tommy, as well as other hits of the band. He'll be in Kansas City on Friday night. Anyone else seeing the concert?
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I JUST saw it in Philly at the end of September.

Man it was cool to see him drag his old bones about the stage! The dude still has abs at what 899 years old? He missed maybe 3 notes.

Don't miss the opening act. The guy is pretty good. HAVE FUN!!!!!

I bought concert T-shirts for the first time in 15 years.

I was amazed by the lack of tech stuff. About 12 robo lights and 3 or so spots and bamo. Not The WHO, but darn good.
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I've seen a few YouTube videos from the tour and am pleasantly surprised, he still sounds great. I'm also happy to see that you can purchase a recording of any show on the tour from The Who's website. I wish more bands would get on the "instant live recording" bandwagon.
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Saw the show last night and Danny was right, on all counts. The opening act was surprisingly good (I didn't get any t-shirts, though...about 200 people at the souvenir stand. They do cost about half of what was being charged on the Who's site, though). The show was amazing. Two hours of music, without an intermission. I had read a few years ago that Roger's microphone twirling days were over, I was happy to see that he was still twirling it. The Johnny Cash medley was a nice surprise.

This was probably the best concert I've been to. If he's coming near you and you haven't purchased your tickets yet, do so now. (Pricey as they are)

I've uploaded a couple of videos from the show, I may get more up later, but looking through my memory card, I think these are the only ones I did in full:

Behind Blue Eyes http://www.facebook.com/v/699882144235
Fiddle About & Pinball Wizard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgpOhUkJsac
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Now that you have been lets discuss the last song. After the encores and such werren't you shocked by the walk off last song? I sure was. It may have been the only thing I would have changed.
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The last song he did was Baba O'Riley. I was expecting more, having seen the set lists, and it did look like they would do an encore. The lights stayed down for about a minute or two, then the stage lights went off and house lights went on and the projector read "The End." I waited a couple of minutes, for the crowds to clear...bupkiss. Still a good time.
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Wow, in Philly that was his first encore. Then he came back again and played some song he wrote about drinking and forgetting people LOL. Odd.
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Who was the opening act?
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A Welsh musician named Paul Freeman. He was very enjoyable.
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We bought his CD and talked with him. I really was shocked and pleased.
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Saw The Who perform Tommy in about 1973-74. Amazing experience! I remember Roger tearing up a dozen tambourines during the concert. (Funny what you carry with you...)
Things are more like they are today than they've ever been before...
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I saw footage from a show where Daltrey knocked Townshend right out with one punch for hitting him with a guitar. Daltrey should be on the badass list.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
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Those cats were all badasses. They wrote the book on Modern Badassery. They were rebels, rabble rousers, and highly trained specialists in 'getting on with it'. Forget about being role models, they were leaders, and we followed.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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On 2011-10-16 15:12, ClintonMagus wrote:
Saw The Who perform Tommy in about 1973-74. Amazing experience! I remember Roger tearing up a dozen tambourines during the concert. (Funny what you carry with you...)


First thing I said to me wife was that he was going to tear those up, and he didn't!
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