shorter shows



Drew Matich dmatich at pacbell.net
Wed Aug 11 19:05:32 CDT 2004


Mc, re:

> I didn't feel in any way cheated.
> I saw Aerosmith and they were actually under 2 hours and left out some
> significant hits.  I would certainly rather the performances I just witnessed
> at 2 
> hrs plus than 3 hrs of Pete and Roger running through obscure songs and just
> playing the notes faithfully.  After all, they ARE 60 years old, and it's not
> as 
> if they have abandoned the physical nature of a Who show.  They give us
> everything they have on stage.  What I witnessed was not a lounge act.
> Aerosmith 
> has to swing from trapezes and wear wild outfits and shower the crowd with
> confetti.  The Who speak with their performance.  Hollywood Bowl was
> absolutely 
> spectacular.

Couldn't agree with you more...and count me among those who rolled eyes when
I first saw the setlist for this tour.   On this tour, more than most, you
had to be there.   I hope the Encore set of the Bowl show is as ferocious as
my memory of it...

Drew




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