Tommy

nigelnigel Posts: 261
edited March 2017 in Other Music
I saw The Who play Tommy in full for the first time for (I think) nearly 30 years last night - at The Royal Albert Hall in London in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The whole show - but the Tommy segment in particular - was absolutely sensational despite Pete saying they sounded like "fucking shit" :) What a band and what an amazing timeless classic of an album.

They are touring the Tommy show - with Stateside and UK dates booked - if you get the chance (even if you are only vaguely a Who fan) then go!

As it was the 100th Teenage Cancer Trust show - we also got a surprise acoustic set from Noel Gallagher as support. All in all a fantastic evening.
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 5,924
    I saw them do Tommy at Radio City and Universal Amphitheater in 1989 when they were obviously much younger and in much better shape. It was awesome and a lot of fun.
    Not so sure I'd want to see them do it now.
  • nigelnigel Posts: 261
    I was very pleasantly surprised by how awesome they sounded on the night. Roger hit most of the notes - Pete's lead was awesome. I think having guys of the calibre of Zak Starkey and Simon Townshend playing with them also helps a lot.
    This is pretty much it for The Who playing live - doubt they will tour again after this - its certainly the last chance to ever hear Tommy live. On that basis alone it was a very special.

    I saw them do Tommy at Radio City and Universal Amphitheater in 1989 when they were obviously much younger and in much better shape. It was awesome and a lot of fun.
    Not so sure I'd want to see them do it now.

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,044

    I saw them do Tommy at Radio City and Universal Amphitheater in 1989 when they were obviously much younger and in much better shape. It was awesome and a lot of fun.
    Not so sure I'd want to see them do it now.

    Kind of my feeling too. It just wouldn't be the same band. No Keith Moon. :-(
    (I saw them in 1968 around the time of Who Sell Out).
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  • dadesdades Posts: 291
    Saw them last night in Glasgow for the fourth time, first being 1983 in Birmingham. They may be older but played for around 2hrs 20mins without a break. Not bad for a couple of 70+ year olds. Townsend especially. They may be missing Moon and tho Ox but what a show they put on. Was hoping for 5:15, and after Won't Get Fooled Again,normally the last song, Townsend said that they don't normally play an encore but they will do one more and then they played 5:15
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