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Roger Daltry performs Tommy

I’m not sure who the solo acoustic singer support act was but the beer drinking effin this effin that couple sat next to me sure didn’t like him. I found him pleasant enough for a support act. His cover of Handle Me With Care was nice as was the song where he got 3 yanks who had been following the tour around to come and sing with him.

To my pleasure the tipsy idiots were in the wrong seats so I was saved further eff eff effin. It was half way though the special section f the show that they saved someone else from their idiocy and left the building completely.

At half past eight the band walked onto stage and Roger informed us as to what kind of show he was going to do. But just as they were about to start something went wrong and they immediately have to stop what they were doing.
After a bit of talk they decided to jump into I Can See for Miles after which the technical fault was fixed so they began to play all of the 1969 album by The Who called Tommy. Well they tried to but there was another gremlin that needed chasing away. But this one was destroyed quickly and they began again and didn’t stop for 70 minutes.

It’s a bit of an odd album in places and a little dated but Roger’s band seemed to lift it forward a few decades. The stand out track was of course Pinball Wizard but plenty of other sections had their grand moment too like I’m Free and We're Not Gonna Take It. Guitarist Simon (brother of Pete) Townshend also did some vocals here and there, The Acid Queen being one of them.
While all of this as going on the screen at the back showed various animations to make it even more a special event. In all a very interesting and entertaining piece of work that I was glad to have witnessed.

But it wasn’t over yet for the guys then continued on for another 70 minutes to run though some famous and not so famous Who songs. The best being Behind Blue Eyes, Pictures Of Lily, Young Man Blues (a really rockin’ tune), Baba O'Riley, Red Blue Grey (acoustically by Roger and a ukulele).

For £45 it was good value to be able to see a rock legend at a more intimate venue like the Concert Hall. Brilliant!

Oh and the only bad thing about it is that we didn't get Who Are You and My Generation like some of the other gigs he's done.

Set list:-
I Can See For Miles

It's a Boy
Amazing Journey
Eyesight to the Blind
Cousin Kevin
The Acid Queen
Do You Think It's Allright
Fiddle About
Pinball Wizard
There's A Doctor
Go to The Mirror
Tommy Can You Hear Me
Smash The Mirror
I'm Free
Miracle Cure
Sally Simpson
Tommy's Holiday Camp
We're Not Gonna Take It

Behind Blue Eyes
Days Of Light
Freedom Ride
Going Mobile (sang by Simon Townshend)
Real Good Looking Boy
Pictures Of Lily
Young Man Blues
Baba O'Riley
Without Your Love
Red Blue Grey
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