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leglessmoof
10-27-2008, 08:57 AM
OK, so The Who aren't exactly metal, but I thought I would post about my experience anyway because it was a hell of a night.

First of all, for those not familiar with the Philadelphia sports complex, allow me to explain that Philadelphia has 4 major venues within a half mile of each other: Wachovia Spectrum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wachovia_Spectrum), Wachovia Center (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wachovia_Center), Lincoln Financial Field (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Financial_Field), and Citizens Bank Park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_Bank_Park). Today there were sold-out events at 3 out of the 4 venues, with attendance totaling 132,000 people! The Philadelphia Eagles (http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/) played at Lincoln Financial Field (they won!), the Philadelphia Phillies (http://phillies.mlb.com/) played game 4 of the World Series at Citizens Bank Park (they won!), and The Who rocked the Wachovia Center.

Inside the Wachovia Center it seemed like everyone was wearing Phillies or Eagles gear. All the TV's in the box suites were showing the Phillies game. Even Pete Townsend said something to the effect of, "We know there's 3 big events going on here today, and ours is the smallest."

But The Who put on a hell of a show. Roger's voice was incredible, especially given his age, and Pete was flying around the stage. The sound was perfect; it was loud, but not so loud that I had to wear earplugs. The crowd was into it, especially during their most popular songs like "Baba O'Riley" and "My Generation". During "Behind Blue Eyes" the crowd sang along louder than the PA. Definitely a memorable night.

Setlist:

I Can't Explain
The Seeker
Relay
Fragments
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Real Good Looking Boy
Sister Disco
Baba O'Riley
Getting In Tune
Eminence Front
5:15
Love, Reign O'er Me
My Generation
Won't Get Fooled Again
-------Encore-------
Pinball Wizard
Amazing Journey
Sparks
See Me, Feel Me
Tea And Theatre

Source: The Who Official Band Website (http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=217)

My pictures: http://pictures.leglessmoof.net/v/concerts/2008_10_26/

http://pictures.leglessmoof.net/d/6062-2/P1060026.JPG

http://pictures.leglessmoof.net/d/6078-2/P1060053.JPG

Firewind
10-27-2008, 09:09 AM
Very cool. I'd love to see these guys at some point.

mankvill
10-27-2008, 09:10 AM
Boooo Phillies!

SomewhereInTime72
10-27-2008, 09:17 AM
Sounds awesome. I wanna see them.

Derelict
10-27-2008, 09:20 AM
Boooo Phillies!

3-1

leglessmoof
10-27-2008, 09:21 AM
3-1
Tonight's the night!

andrew_metalhead
10-27-2008, 09:29 AM
would have surely gone to see them. but hell its too expensive here in LA .. something like 125-150 bucks for tickets anywhere near the stage

leglessmoof
10-27-2008, 09:40 AM
would have surely gone to see them. but hell its too expensive here in LA .. something like 125-150 bucks for tickets anywhere near the stage
I had the same excuse the last couple times they came around. Finally got to see them this time and it was well worth it. Hopefully you'll have an opportunity to catch them in the future.

Derelict
10-27-2008, 10:12 AM
Tonight's the night!

There's a 0.0% percent chance of me making it to work tomorrow

andrew_metalhead
10-27-2008, 10:12 AM
I hope so too ..

TonyD
10-27-2008, 01:38 PM
Boooo Phillies!

Go Royals?

As far as I'm concerned its all good right now, because the two teams playing are the NOT Dodgers and the NOT Red Sox.

Derelict
10-27-2008, 01:43 PM
Go Royals?

As far as I'm concerned its all good right now, because the two teams playing are the NOT Dodgers and the NOT Red Sox.

Can you imagine the knob-slobbing by buck and mccarver if those would have been the two teams?

mankvill
10-27-2008, 02:18 PM
go devil rays :party: