“Who Are You?” On February 22, 2013, The WHO presented us with their “Quadrophenia and More” tour. What a show that was! The two remaining WHO members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey gave us a 150 minute concert playing all of Quadrophenia in its entirety and also some classic WHO hits towards the end of the show. They played to a sold out Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Quadrophenia is an album that did very well on the charts when it was released back in 1973. This was a show I am so glad I attended. I enjoyed every minute of it, seeing these old guys who can still play and sing. They gave it everything they had up on that stage. Pete and Roger are only a few years younger than my granpop, so I am always amazed that guys that old can go out and still rock like that.
Seeing The WHO was a very big deal for me. They are one of my all time favorite classic rock and roll bands. If you have seen live videos from the 70’s you’ll know that Roger likes to swing his microphone around and Pete does that ever so popular guitar windmill. They were up on that stage doing it the whole time I saw them. Every time Pete put his arm up to do that windmill, the crowd started going nuts. It makes you very excited to see that these old men can do this. They do things up on stage at their age that I probably wouldn’t even be able to do at my age now.
I am a big Quadrophenia fan. Seeing that album played in its entirety was awesome. But then came the WHO classics! This was even better. Coming back for an encore and immediately playing, “WHO Are You,” follow by “Behind Blue Eyes” then going into “Pinball Wizard,” “Baba O’Riley,” and finishing the night with “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”
Overall, The WHO put on a show that was awesome and just plain enjoyable. These old guys can still rock! I definitely can’t wait to see them again when they come back on their “Final 50th Annivrsary Tour.”
Concert Rating: 8/10 (Very good!)