Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Who is illin?

I had a great time Friday night ( 12/8) in St.Paul, seeing The Who! To be at the feet ( literally) of my rock hero Pete Townshend was truly a "am I really here" moment. To add to this, having my son next to me and dancing and singing right along with me...made it a night I wont forget.

The show started off with The Pretenders. As they walked out..Chrissie Hynde looked me right in the eye and smiled at Steven and I. I gave her the thumbs up and she shot it right back at me. Wow! I couldnt believe it....later on she commented to the crowd...."its great to see dads here with their sons'! Talk about personalizing the experience!

The Who show was something to remember. Roger Daltrey was sick with bronchitis and sounded pretty rough. He was coughing and spitting up between songs and looked weak. Pete also was blowing his nose between songs. They still put on a solid show, but cut it short by about 30 minutes. Pete came out without Roger for the encore and led the crowd in a rousing and unique version of My Generation and a very rarely played Naked Eye.

I was able to listen to the replay of the show on my Sirius radio the next evening. ( on the WHO channel #10). It still was a powerfull and unique show. To add to it.....I was right in front of the audience mics....and you can hear me yelling between songs!!!!!!

"Mr. Spotlight" received the ultimate spotlight! :-)

  1. I Can't Explain
  2. The Seeker
  3. Anyway, Anywhere, Anyhow
  4. Fragments
  5. Who Are You
  6. Behind Blue Eyes
  7. Sound Round
  8. Pick Up The Peace
  9. Endless Wire
  10. We Got A Hit
  11. They Made My Dreams Come True
  12. Mirror Door
  13. Baba O' Riley
  14. Eminence Front
  15. Man In The Purple Dress Black Widows Eyes
  16. Mike Post Theme
  17. You Better You Bet
  18. Won't Get Fooled Again
    Encore: (no Roger)My Generation / Cry If You WantNaked Eye


Anonymous said...


Felicia Herman said...

I was at the concert, too. I'm glad someone else thought it was still amazing.

This time I brought my husband and another friend with me - 1st Who concert for them both. I brought my then 12 year old daughter with me when they played in '02.

How did your son like the concert?

Michael said...

Hi Felicia.

I saw them in 2002 also. My son loved the concert. I am sure I spoiled him for life being in the 1st row and his first real rock concert!

Glad you enjoyed the concert!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

BarBarA said...

Michael - a smile from Chrissie is just as good as a guitar pick! I am so glad she noticed and ACKNOWELEDGED you! helloooooooo! How cool is that??????????

So glad you guys had fun. Um yeah, you better explain to your son how rare front row seats are or you could be setting him up for disappointment!