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Re: Pino on Bass
> Old Keets was jumping around like the show was the greatest on earth,
> and here were Stu, Scott and I kind of still shell-shocked at what we
> just witnessed. And, what we had witnessed wasn't good.
I remember, Keets said, "What didn't you like about the show, Scott?"
But I was too tired to even think of anything specific. I had been up
for like 48 hours. I just knew it hadn't been a good Who show. Partly
because John was gone & partly because it was just a sloppy, unenergetic
I remember thinking, "Fuck. I've got three more of these concerts to
attend." It was that bad.
But then Camden happened the next night & it was obvious that the Who-
Train was properly back on its tracks & running smoothly. What a relief.
I remember, after the show, leaving the seating section where me & Joe L.
had been sitting (standing) & seeing Kevin & Stu walking towards us with
big smiles on their faces. "Now *that* was a good Who show!" I think I
said. Everyone agreed.
> It was good to hear later from Matt, that he too felt like something
> (other than John) was missing at Boston 1. Confirmation is a good thing.
I've had people ask me: Why would you go see more than one show on a tour?
Don't they play the same songs each night?
It's difficult to explain the subtleties, the intangibles that can occur
to make a Who show powerful or limp. That's part of the danger, I suppose.
> I'm very ambivalent about this tour, especially given the recent
> announcement about Pino, and Roger saying this is the last year (still
> not confirmed).
Me, too. I don't know if I'm gonna do the 4-show jaunt again this tour.
Maybe 2 shows. I still enjoy seeing Pete play live, so.... <sigh>
> It's a damn far distance from where we were, and the direction we were
> going the day before Who-Tour 2002. Wow. It's staggering to think about
Ugh. Depressing. Bringing me down. OX. Why? Shite. The Who. Tragedy.
Hand-in-hand. Career. Legacy. Almost. Nearly. Tattered.
- SCHRADE in Akron
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