Who Fans .. Adjust Your Expectations
Saturday night I had the pleasure of seeing The Who in Detroit. It was the first re-scheduled show they did after Roger Daltrey's meningitis last fall forced the band to cancel several dates on their tour. I was not expecting this show to be one of their best, given the age factor and given Roger's potentially compromised stamina. Let me just say that I thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Roger Daltrey clearly gave it everything he had! His voice was a little weak, but he belted out every note that his throat could muster ... and pretty well nailed the 2 major "screams" that every Who fan anticipates at every show! He was a soldier! Pete Townshend was amazing. He's 70-years-old but he looked and played like he was 40! The windmill was in full-force and connected every time, he was witty and entertaining, and he played brilliantly. So this was a Who concert that exceeded my expectations, brought me to my feet all night, and I am so glad I went !! If you have the opportunity to still see them on this tour, seize it! There may not be any more full productions from them in the future.