“That’s the way to end a festival”

The Telegraph geeft vijf van de vijf beschikbare sterren als waardering aan het optreden op Glastonbury.

“The Who may be on a farewell tour but Townshend told me before the show he was conscious that most of the Glastonbury audience would be seeing the vintage band for the first time. But if there was any doubt about who we were watching, they opened with identity crisis anthem Who Are You and soon had the hillside yelling “ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh”.
Daltrey was in as good voice as I’ve heard him in recent years. He roared Love Reign O’er Me like a hard man in spiritual torment.

Townshend, meanwhile, still strikes a power chord like a man possessed. He seemed slightly grumpy due to on-stage sound problems but bad moods tend to bring an edge to his playing. He may no longer smash guitars but at least Glastonbury was treated to the sight of him kicking a monitor that was messing up his sound.

Tens of thousands of people screaming “they’re all wasted!” at the top of their voices: that’s the way to end a festival. I hope it’s not really the end of The Who themselves.


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