The Who draws on the big picture

The Who draws on the big picture

There are 67 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 7, 2007, titled The Who draws on the big picture. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The Who's entire career seemed to unfold as a seamless concept album Tuesday night at Conseco Fieldhouse.

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Damon Bruce

Europe

#1 Mar 7, 2007
Re the supporting acts, I thought Zak Starkey and Pino Palladino were vital the greatest of the Who whereas Rabbit Bundrick and Simon Townshend were adequate. In fact I am unsure why Simon Townshend is in the band, apart from being Pete's brother.
Jeebus

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Mar 7, 2007
Townshend's "Teenage Wasteland"...???

You might wish to research your song title on that one Senor Lindquist.

Jeebus Cripes
Phil Graham

Ft Mitchell, KY

#3 Mar 7, 2007
I have to say of all the concerts, movies and shows of any kind that I've seen in my life this may go down as my all time favorite. It just was fantastic. These guys are an important act with so much substance. And, even their oldest hits carry over and play fresh in the new millenium.

I have to disagree with Lindquist on a couple points. I think Zak Starkey was a killer on drums. And watching him took me straight back to the early Beatles -- watching his dad in Hard Days Night. So, in case The Who was not enough rock history/royalty for you, you got a little taste of the Beatles thrown in. And I have to wonder about Linquist's attendance figures... Conseco looked packed to me. That would have to put it around 16,000 plus.
sealionindy

United States

#4 Mar 7, 2007
I wish I could have been there.
Tom Knueven

Lake Charles, LA

#5 Mar 7, 2007
Agree with Mr. Graham's comments. Probably one of, if not the best concert, I have ever been to. Starkey was fantastic on drums hitting moon's licks as close as any one could.
David Lindquist

Fishers, IN

#6 Mar 7, 2007
Phil Graham wrote:
I have to say of all the concerts, movies and shows of any kind that I've seen in my life this may go down as my all time favorite. It just was fantastic. These guys are an important act with so much substance. And, even their oldest hits carry over and play fresh in the new millenium.
I have to disagree with Lindquist on a couple points. I think Zak Starkey was a killer on drums. And watching him took me straight back to the early Beatles -- watching his dad in Hard Days Night. So, in case The Who was not enough rock history/royalty for you, you got a little taste of the Beatles thrown in. And I have to wonder about Linquist's attendance figures... Conseco looked packed to me. That would have to put it around 16,000 plus.
I'll jump into the conversation to address a couple of early comments.
For Jeebus: The paragraph in the review that mentions Townshend singing "teenage wasteland" still applies to "Baba O'Riley" as introduced in the previous paragraph. Song titles are capitalized, and you can note that "teenage wasteland" is not.
For Phil Graham: About 80 percent of the balcony was curtained off for this show. That's why the attendance topped out at around 9,000.
Suzy Freeman

Pittsboro, IN

#7 Mar 7, 2007
Awesome concert ! Daltry is still sexy and has fabulous voice! Townsend's guitar and voice have aged like great wine. As a child of the 60's, it was great to see the venue enjoyed by young and old together, filling our souls with a richness of music from the ages.
Chris Ryan

Fishers, IN

#8 Mar 7, 2007
Lifelong drummer here. Zak Starkey is an absolute monster on drums. Creative, passionate, loud, soft when he wants/needs to be, original and owning that bit of discipline Keith Moon (my favorite drummer of all time behind Neil Peart; two completely different approaches, I know) could never quite seem to manage. I love bands that let the drums stand out as a lead instrument sometimes, not just a timekeeper for the song.

I saw The Who's first show after Entwistle died (Hollywood Bowl, May 2002). They were angrier that night, but last night's show was just as good, if not better.

I'm still smiling.

Peace out!
indy

Cincinnati, OH

#9 Mar 7, 2007
WHAAAAAA! I wanted to go. Sucks for me!
Witness

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Mar 7, 2007
What a range of emotions that show brought! During the show, you couldn't help but be thrilled - these guys no how to do it right & can still bring it. At the end, you knew you were part of a historically great act & yet quite sad with the realization that, most likely you'd never see them again (though I thought the same thing in 1983!)
Rob Scott

Troy, MI

#11 Mar 7, 2007
Who?
KAYLA

Richmond, VA

#12 Mar 7, 2007
I took my kids and nephew (13, 16 & 16) to see The Who, one of their favorite bands. Who better for a first concert. The concert was exceptional - and I don't think Zak was overshadowed at all. He was beastly!

The Who is everybody's generation!
Rob

United States

#13 Mar 7, 2007
Jeebus wrote:
Townshend's "Teenage Wasteland"...???
You might wish to research your song title on that one Senor Lindquist.
Jeebus Cripes
The song has 2 titles Einstein! "Baba o'Riley" and "Teenage Wasteland."

Do your research Jeebus
Jaws

Reston, VA

#14 Mar 7, 2007
Great show, much better than I expected! Even with self-admitted vocal problems ("Winter is killing me"), Daltrey still sounded great. Townshend is still the grouchy old man (he was a grouchy old man when he was young!) who can play like a 20-something. Awesome!

Even though it was on the video screens there a few times, for those who didn't write it down or didn't go to the show, you can order a copy of last night's live performance at themusic.com . No, I'm not affiliated with them and I have no idea of the quality of the recording, but it might be nice to have a copy of the show, especially if they don't come through Indy again.

Finally, The Tragically Hip were not bad musically, as long as you completely ignored the lead singer. He sucked.
Domer

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Mar 7, 2007
It sounds like it was a heckuva show and I would have loved to have been there to see one of the greatest bands in rock history. I find it hard to believe that only 9,000 people showed up to see it! I would have guessed that it would have been a total sellout.
Jeff Gettle

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Mar 7, 2007
Last night was my first Who show and my first show at Conseco. I had a GREAT time. I have seen a lot of shows in my time and last nights was near the top. I went with a great group of people who drove in from out of state to see the show. We all had a blast. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Read Again

Carmel, IN

#17 Mar 7, 2007
Jeebus wrote:
Townshend's "Teenage Wasteland"...???
You might wish to research your song title on that one Senor Lindquist.
Jeebus Cripes
He wasn't saying that as the title of the song, moron. He meant Pete's singing of the words "teenage wasteland".
Gonzogirl

Fishers, IN

#18 Mar 7, 2007
I don't think this review does justice to the show. From where I was sitting, the audience all seemed as ecstatic as I felt. The energy and joy in the room were palpable. It was definitely a top-ten all-time concert experience.
Gary Ragsdale

Newport, KY

#20 Mar 7, 2007
I have seen The Who many times and have seen many rock act's though the years and by far this was truly the most awsome show that I will ever remember. I seen The Who at the Verizon and thought it was great but last show was the best ever, for two icons of rock to perform for over two hours with out a break was awsome, not even the Moody Blues could do that.
Rachel S

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Mar 7, 2007
I am 21 and love the Who. I almost cried I was so into the concert last night, as I got to be right on the side of the stage. My coworker and I decided it was one of the coolest moments in our short lives.

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