The Super Bowl
nakedi at comcast.net
Tue Feb 9 13:21:04 UTC 2010
From: <Keithjmoon70 at aol.com>
> I couldn't believe how fast that stage got built!!!! When the Who came
> I turned the volume WAY up. Everyone watching on the bar TV came into
> 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.
> 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...
You're always ready with the perfect analogy, Jon. I can't tell you how
many times I've listened to boots thinking, the boys are a little bit off
tonight & changed my mind once I cranked up the volume. Smooth move with
the remote. I made sure I had mine in hand, too, but my party was a little
lower key. Just my sister's family over at my place. We don't always get
together for the Superbowl, but we do for The Who! She took me to my first
concert back in '82.
You're right about the first half flying by. I couldn't believe how quickly
halftime came, or what an amazing stage the army of helpers were able to put
together so quickly! My sister's daughter wasn't interested in the game,
but had to text someone to let them know The Who were coming on. She also
met a friend who lives nearby and brought her over. When the show started,
I cranked it up as much as I could with my mother-in-law in the room!
I was a little concerned when the intro was running over Pinball Wizard and
more so when I saw Pete holding an acoustic guitar. Once I got a look at
the stage and Zak's drum kit, I knew everything would be fine. It was
definitely a little odd seeing them play with so much production and hearing
the songs chopped up and strung into one long medley. But, at the end of
the day, The Who carried their flag with gusto, as they always do. I was
proud to be a fan and I know the thousands I could hear singing and cheering
in the stadium felt the same.
I've heard some snide comments since then online and on sports radio.
That's what people do today. They tear people down and parrot cliches. The
funniest thing I heard was on a morning drive radio show from a rock turned
sports host who chimed in, "When did Roger Daltrey turn into Edith Bunker?"
OK, asshole, I've got to admit, that one was funny. If you're going to do
the Superbowl, or be a fan of a band that does, you have to expect that.
There are a certain number of sports fans who simply don't feel that a show
of that sort belongs in that game. I don't disagree. But, if you're going
to do it, you can't do it any better than The Who did this Sunday!
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