Monday, February 08, 2010

Daltrey, Who unhappy with performance

The Who's medley of five songs -- shortened versions of the classics -- were "Pinball Wizard" out of the gate, sliding into "Baba O'Reilly," "Who Are You," a few bars of "See Me" (from the "Tommy" album) and then "Won't Get Fooled Again."

Looking at the 65-year-old Daltrey and 64-year-old guitarist Pete Townshend, the two surviving members of the original quartet, you could tell they weren't necessarily enjoying their moment in the Sun Life Stadium. And that's with family members in skyboxes, all the herbal tea you can drink and a stadium packed with 70,000 fans.

With only 12 minutes to perform, they had no time to talk to the audience. No time to mention the Super Bowl. No time to mention Miami. And no time to thank the audience.

I am still trying to understand why the Super Bowl organization chose to have The Who provide the halftime entertainment. I like the band and respect their contribution to modern music but this one has me baffled.


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