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Half-time - The Who


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It was fantastic (IMHO) to watch and listen to them show how it's done!! Among the guests were my 17 and 15 year old niece and nephew. They were impressed!! One of them got cranked up about how old the guys in the band were. Yes, I (and a couple of other guests) had to shut that down by letting them know they were seeing and hearing REAL MUSICIANS PLAYING REAL INSTRUMENTS. Despite the concerns about Roger's voice, he delivered!! What say ye?

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General consensus in my house was "Excellent". The age range was from 15 to 63. If you saw the show in full hi-def and 5.1 dolby digital surround, it was awesome. They did a great job balancing the sound, coordinating the lasers and lights, and keeping the camera on interesting visuals. I must truly admit to being aware of the shortcomings of Daltry and Townshend, but who (no pun intended)among us can do anything as well as we did 30 or so years ago. I was proud of those guys. Glad to see Pete with a Stratocaster and full bank of Fender amps.I felt he cut some corners on his fills and solos.No big deal.

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I just viewed this performance again on youtube.I got chills.Daltrey's a grandpa.Townsend's been thru hell and back!

I thought that all things considered they were GREAT!

I LOVE Eric...But even he..at the Raspberries' Reunion Shows sometimes conceded a note or two to age....That does not mean that he's really lost anything off his fastball!

All things considered...I thought The Who were TREMENDOUS!...and personally I'm glad they didn't "die before yhey got old"!

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I loved seeing them there,Pete was great,but I felt a little sad for Roger-he used to be the best.

I totally agree about "The Who's Left" performance. All in all it was pretty darn good TV. I thought Pete & Roger looked great, Pete played and sang very well, Roger sang a bit less than that. I knew Ringo's son tours with The Who...but there was a guitarist in the background who looked like a younger Pete Townsend. Does Pete have a son that plays with them?

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Hmmmmm...i just watched it on youtube....and i have to say that Roger was pretty good!!! I always thought he was a crappy live singer (in terms of pitch), but he was quite good here...especially at his age....and Townsend is one of my favorite guitar players of all time...(second to Wally), so he can do no wrong...

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They sounded better than I expected. I really thought they'd open with My Generation. And Ringo's boy got a lot of time in front of the camera. He's an incredible drummer.

It is well documented that Zak's favorite drummer was "Uncle Keith". The kid is great!

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