Off to see The Who at Wembley Stadium, Saturday

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  1. Fendereedo

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    One of my wife's friends colleagues at work won some tickets to see The Who at Wembley Stadium this Saturday, but didn't want them. They didn't want any cash for them, but we will make sure they get something in return. So, looks like Saturday is going to be filled up. Love The Who, support comes from Eddie Vedder and The Kaiser Chiefs, plus a few others.
     
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    Sounds like fun. I'm imagining Eddie Vedder's sonorous voice, reverberating around that stadium...…

    Glad to see the Who still like a challenge, filling up the bill with top quality acts. They used to specialise in having the last word, in such situations.
     
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    I saw them play the arena when Enty was still alive. Not being a massive fan of bass solos, I went to the bar during one of the longer versions, and when I got back it still hadn't finished.

    That aside, John was a legend for other reasons, especially having the most rock and roll death I can imagine. Having a heart attack whilst snorting Bolivia's finest from the naked bosom of a lady of negotiable affection. Top marks, that man!
     
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    I saw them on their farewell tour. September 1982.

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    I like The Who a lot more these days, I never really got them but somehow they’ve crept into my affections. Hope it’s a good night.

    I once stood next to John Entwistle when he turned up at a guitar show ( late 80s I think) and I was nearly deafened listening to him tune up.
     
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    I've seen them a few times now. First was John Entwistle was with them, and they were supported by Joe Strummer and the Mescalaros in London. Then at Hull stadium in 2007, and finally doing Quadrophenia in Newcastle. All great gigs, I have no doubt this will be as good.
     
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    nice score!
    I only really like the rickenbacker and SG period Who. But they'll deliver.
    And the larger backing band make for a full audio experience. watch out for heavily de-tuned tracks so Rog can hit the notes. This could be the last time.
     
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    You mean half of The Who.
     
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    All of the available The Who. You want holograms?
     
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    Saw The 'oo at the old Wembley back in the late 70's, with AC/DC, Nils Lofgren & The Stranglers.

    Hope the sound is better these days, was pretty bad as I (dimly) remember.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Lol.... no! My 61y/o GF is British, has seen The Who, more times than I can count. She saw them a few years back, said she wanted "'aff price off on the bleedin' ticket", since it was only half The Who! She, of course was joking since....

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    My SG, signed by Pete in Louisville, KY after the show. She says its hers now, since she ferried it there with her friend of Pete passes. I carefully... jeeze-o-Pete... carefully preserved it under a few coats of lacquer, blended at the stinger portion of the back of the head stock. That first wisp of lacquer had me pretty nervous, I even tried a Sharpie over a test piece just to see how it would react. Held up well, and there ya go!
     
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    My parents were at that gig, both Who fans from when they saw them play the Isle of Wight festival in 1970. I remember being foisted off to my grandparents for the weekend :(
     
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    My mother in-law still talks about seeing them at the Smethwick Baths in 1966. Apparently Daltrey had quite the butterfly stroke.
     
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    I seen them back in the 70's with Moon and again in the 80's without. To see them again without The OX? Probably not.
     
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    Tickets arrived just now. Can't wait.
     
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    Pleased too I report it was a fantastic gig. Imelda May was good, but not my thing. The Kaiser Chiefs were excellent and ramped up the atmosphere. The biggest disappointment was Eddie Vedder, I know I should shake Pearl Jam off, but fòr Me, it just fell flat. I admire his musicianship, but his set dragged.
    The Who however were spectacular, and were backed up by an orchestra. Two hours of absolute killer music. Me and my wife got soaked in the rain afterwards, but hardly noticed.
     
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    This is the last time I saw The Who...
     
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    I saw them a few years ago in Philadelphia, on a previous installment of their continuous 30-year long farewell tour. Pretty sure Zach Starkey was on drums. Can’t remember who played bass. I have to say it was really good, at least as far as these musical nostalgia trips go. Pete is often overlooked as a world-class guitar player, which he is.

    Speaking of telecasters, I was reminded of Pete’s solid black one from the 80s. A while back I did some digging, and was surprised to find out it was actually a Schecter.
     
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