San Francisco Chronicle
pkeets at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 9 21:02:00 CDT 2004
>This view may not be popular, but The Who have become a lounge act. The
>author stopped short of calling them just that, but they are. Their shows
>are getting shorter and shorter (I am surprised that this only gets a
>cursory mention here) and even more predictable than what we expected.
I'm not sure this is true. How much shorter are the shows? Are they
starting later, or what? I've been to some shows by younger artists or
artists sharing a double bill that ran only 45 minutes. It's true their
admission price isn't generally $100-$200, but also they're not The Who.
I agree that the published set list is predictable, but I there seems to be
a lot of variation in the jams. I was interested to hear bits of what might
be other songs than those Matt listed, which might suggest they're running
through them for Pino's benefit, or treating us to a medley, or whatever.
Also, isn't there a noise curfew? I believe Pete was very pissed in 2000
because they had to pay a $10,000 fine for the second MSG encore.
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