Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Who's on first, other players second

While the Super Bowl football game has come and gone, chatter is still fast and furious about The Who's halftime musical performance.

Opinions range from baby boomer excitement over the energy, talent and excitement of the two remaining fixtures of the legendary four-man rock band to quizzical millennials asking why a couple of old geezers never profiled on TMZ or reality TV are headlining arguably the highest-viewed show in recent memory.

An entire generation seemed to ask, rhetorically, "Who Are You?"

I say go for it, Pete and Roger! If they're gonna pay you, 65,000 people are jamming to you live and half the U.S. population is looking up from its guacamole, hot wings and pizza, you still have it. There's no guarantee that someone like Lady Gaga or Beyonce could have done any better -- though their time on such a grand stage is ahead.

I still remember July 5, 1970. I got an unexpected ticket and ride downtown to watch Pete, Roger, John and Keith live for the first time.

Wow. Pete even smashed his guitar at the end of the show. Glad he didn't try it Super Bowl Sunday. I hate to see a guy with a bad hat over a balding head rushed to the emergency room with a slipped disk.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't help but think how odd it was to have these two old dudes singing about Teenage Wasteland. And I have to admit that the occasional peak at Pete's tummy as he was playing made me wish he tucked in his shirt.

    I can say this as I am old too!