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Re: Fiddle about
> > But it was nice seeing Pete go into the Birdman pose!
> > That did it for me!
> What's that?
Eh? The Birdman pose? "The Birdman" was Pete's nickname back in the
mid-'60s because he had a beak of a nose (!) & he would often strike a
pose on stage where he would hold both hands out in a bird-like or air-
plane-like manner while his guitar just hung there producing feedback.
There are dozens of pics of Pete striking this pose throughout The Who's
live career. There's a quick clip in TKAA of him doing it in the '60s.
Anyway, Pete made it a habit on the 2002 tour to strike his famous Bird-
man pose each time "Sparks" hit that culmination point about 2/3rds of
the way through the song. It was beautiful.
- SCHRADE in Akron
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