The Super Bowl
Keithjmoon70 at aol.com
Keithjmoon70 at aol.com
Tue Feb 9 04:09:38 UTC 2010
Ok, since very few are telling how it went here on IGTC and I'm tired of
waiting, I'll jot down the fun I had last night.
I was invited to a Super Bowl party by a builder I worked for back when
they used to build these things called new houses in metro Detroit. This was
in his house, a real big house (something like 11, 000 sq ft) that he
can't sell, right next to Cranbrook.
Everybody was in the lower level, which had this very nice theater room
with a giant projector screen and excellent sound. I didn't know anybody there
except the hosts. Perfect.
The second thing I did was get my seat on this couch that had a cup holder
in front of the big screen and across from the glowing fireplace. The
first thing I did was grab the remote and hide it in that couch.
It was a good game! For some reason we all were rooting for the Saints.
I think because they never won anything either and the N.O. needs a good
boost. They need a reason to party. So this was sort of like a party with a
purpose. My purpose was to help convert some folks into Who fans that night.
The first half really flew by. The commercials were funny, so there was
no lull. Did you hear Betty White say "That's what your girlfriend said!" ?
I couldn't believe how fast that stage got built!!!! When the Who came on
I turned the volume WAY up. Everyone watching on the bar TV came into the
room. There is only one way to listen to the Who and that is LOUDLY. The
snotty infants ripping on their voices over on YouTube don't know that. You
can't listen to the Who live quietly. It's like listening to a dragster
idle and thinking that it needs a tune up. Until they hit the gas...
So for 12 minutes on 730 Lone Pine rd in Bloomfield Hills Michigan, The Who
was roaring. Every eye was transfixed. Every jaw was dropping. All the
old people were grinning ear to ear and hands were slapping hands. It was
so much fun! Roger looked great and sounded even better. Pete looked cool
showing up dressed as an old blues-man with the bandana inside a hat with
glasses. The Super Bowl Pete. Click.
The stage shocked me!! All I can say is that was one major human
achievement. I thought about the Starcke bros. You dudes rock! I thought What if
somebody forgot to plug ONE thing in in those 5 minutes. It was spectacular.
It went of without a hitch from what I saw and looked fabulous. Zaks
cymbals!,, Zak's playing! The song changes, the energy, the crowd singing along,
the song cycle building from the strumming of PW to the Climax of Roger's
Scream and Pete's power chords that just refuse to die in front of yet
another mass of human births. This time before hundreds of millions, many of
whom were asking the silly question, Who? At the end, Pete had a big smile
and so did Roger. They knew what they just did. It'll take a bit of time
and perhaps many listens for some new ones that are interested to catch up.
What did they do? They're still here, that's what they did. The music
made it and they can still do it in nearly 66 year-old bodies. Amazing. Did
you hear that crowd? I couldn't, because the room I was in exploded with
clapping at the end. I mean everybody dug it. The Who made some old folks
feel real young and it was on every face. Even mine!
Jon in Mi.
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