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What did you think about the Who playing at the halftime show at the SuperBowl?

Asked by babaji (1440points) February 8th, 2010

At the Superbowl halftime show, the Who played, with a quite a digital display around them, what did you think of it all?

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Snarp's avatar

I really wanted to see it, but missed it. Was it any good? I figure it would either completely rock, or else it would be a sad exercise in realizing that you can’t go home again.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I really enjoyed The Who, and I thought the light display was great. I’m so glad they didn’t have Lady Gaga or someone like that for the halftime show.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

I can’t wait until ten years from now, when Kiss is the featured halftime entertainer.

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities, Lady Gaga will be there in 25 years, when she’ll be Old Lady Gag.

cookieman's avatar

As a long-time Who fan, I loved it.

The digital spectacle surrounding them was very cool and Pete and Roger sounded and played very well considering their age. Their backing band of younger pups helped a lot I’m sure, but they (Pete especially) were certainly full of energy.

The medley of songs was what you would expect (greatest hits stuff) but the transition between songs was choppy in some spots.

I’m not sure what the relevance of having the Who was (are they touring again? new album?), but they certainly sold it on enthusiasm alone, I thought.

And while the Who basically had a whole second career without Keith Moon, it was sad to not see John Entwhistle (bass) on stage with them. The drummer they did use was excellent and much closer to Moon style-wise than Kenny Jones ever was.

I was very happy to see them and glad they did not suck.

phoenyx's avatar

No wardrobe malfunctions: awesome.

Alleycat8782's avatar

I really enjoyed it! I loved Teenage Wasteland. It was a great performance from a great rock band!

Snarp's avatar

@cprevite I’m not entirely sure why the Who was selected, but three of CBS’s most popular shows have theme songs by the Who.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

At least it wasn’t Mick Jagger again…

cookieman's avatar

@Snarp: Ah good catch. I didn’t know that (as I watch little TV). So CBS has been good to the Who in royalties. Very cool.

Which shows by the way?

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Alleycat8782 That song is called Baba O’Riley, not Teenage Wasteland. An easy mistake to make.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@Dr_Dreddor Michael Jackson.

Snarp's avatar

@cprevite CSI (“Who Are You?”), CSI Miami (“Won’t Get Fooled Again”), CSI New York (“Baba O’Riley”).

Aethelwine's avatar

meh….I was just waiting for the second half to start. I watch the Super Bowl for the game. Not the halftime show or commercials.

Seek's avatar

It was the only thing about the whole night I paid attention to.

I loved the look on the drummer’s face. He looked like I would feel if I had been playing the Super Bowl with The Who. Completely starstruck. ^_^

ucme's avatar

Pity the game interrupted a good set by the old dears.

AstroChuck's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr- That drummer was Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr’s first born. So I would think it’d take more that that to make him starstruck.

tamkli3's avatar

it was the only thing i watched during the whole night… i thought it wasn’t that bad. Plus, it got me wanting their CD because I’ve been hearing their music so often at recent.

cookieman's avatar

@AstroChuck: Ooh…I didn’t recognize Zak Starkey. Good catch.

Alleycat8782's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Thank You! I knew Teenage Wasteland was way too easy for a song title!

iRemy_y's avatar

i had my doubts about them, but they pulled it off. i liked it =) i may be a bit biased seeing as i was with my gf the whole time =P

CyanoticWasp's avatar

I missed the second half kickoff and a good part of the third quarter of the game just because I was so determined to avoid the half-time “entertainment”. I hate those things. (But I’m sure they did better than the poor girl who “rendered” the National Anthem. Isn’t it time we replaced that with something that could be sung? I’d even consider that we should join Canada, just so we could adopt their beautiful anthem.)

Irishmar's avatar

I have seem them 13 times, and I thought that Pete Townsend was off key and ad libbed to much, pitchy and disappointed for the most part. Roger Daltry was hot. The light show was fab and for the most part I enjoyed it, dispite all the people in the house ragging on me because the Who are so old. Get over it..right?

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