San Francisco Chronicle
Neil E. Weissman
neilweissman at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 9 22:19:45 CDT 2004
From: thewho-bounces at igtc.com [mailto:thewho-bounces at igtc.com]On Behalf
Of L. Bird
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 10:02 PM
To: thewho at igtc.com
Subject: Re: San Francisco Chronicle
> 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.
The Who shows are getting shorter. It started in 2002 and is becoming even
more obvious now. I may be too critical, but I feel cheated when this
> I agree that the published set list is predictable, but I there seems to
> a lot of variation in the jams. I was interested to hear bits of what
> 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.
I was at the MSG show. The set was so short Pete called the band back for
the Magic Bus. Pino has been with the band for over two years and I am sure
could learn more stuff. As far as the curfew, if they know they should
start the shows earlier.
Still a fun band to see.:-)
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