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The Who - Quadrophinia and More

Posted by whosthebassplayer from Blaenau Gwent - Published on 16/11/2013 at 14:58
2 comments » - Tagged as Festivals, History, Music, Topical

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On the 25June, I took my dad to see "The Who" for his 50th birthday. We went to Cardiff International Arena or the Motorpoint Arena. The concert started at 7pm and every one started to enter. An hour later, people were still entering but this was even while the support band came on. Everyone waited eagerly for the band to enter the stage. Finally Roger Daltrey came running on the stage and the rest of the band followed the noise was amazing.

The band quickly set up and about 30 seconds later, the first song they played was the first song from their album, Quadrophenia. The song is called "Real Me", a song every 'Wholigan' loves and is the song where every one went mad at the start of it. When Roger Daltrey yelled out: "Can ya see the real me can ya? CAN YA!?" And the song states really fast. Every song was 5 stars. I love every song from Quadrophinia and any album from The Who.

The band looked awesome with Pete's all time famous 'windmill' move and Roger's swing of his mic thing...

Above the stage was a huge screen where related pictures were shown of Quadrophenia and The Who in their early days. My favourite part of the show was when they played the song "5:15" and in the middle of it was a video of John Entwistle's (my idle by the way) he played a bass solo that they had synced in with this wing. Too bad Entwistle wasn't there but it felt really authentic. RIP John Entwistle (The greatest Bass guitarist of all time.).

Then when they were playing "bell boy" they synced in a video of Keith Moon singing his part of the song as well.

After they had played Quadrophenia, they played 4 of some of their greatest hits "Who Are You", "Baba O' Riley" "Pinball Wizard" and "Won't Get Fooled Again".

Won't Get Fooled Again was loud and the greatest part, as it always was when Daltrey screamed "YEEEEAAAH!!" At the end of the fifthteen second famous drum solo. It was then followed by , in my opinion, the greatest lines in Rock 'n Roll: "Meet the new books, same as the old boss". After the band left, just Roger and Pete came on to play one of their later songs "Tea sand Theatre". 

The Who never fail to impress their fan not even at their current age.


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The BYG Editor

The BYG Editor

Commented 55 months ago - 20th November 2013 - 10:18am

Great article, I love The Who as well and I bet your dad had a great time.

I only wish I could of seen them live, the music is just so well known and whats to hate NOTHING I love it all.

Thanks for sharing your experience and I hope to see more from you soon.



Commented 52 months ago - 13th February 2014 - 11:28am

thank you for this i found some diffrant types of music

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