I found my self humming part of The Who’s Tommy the other day while I was doing the dishes, and it occurred to me that it’s been a long time since I listened to it. Thirty years ago, it was one of the few CDs I owned, but I honestly can’t remember the last time I heard it. So this morning I decided to give it a spin.
OMG guys! Tommy is freakin’ amazing!
I actually saw this tour in St. Louis, thirty years ago. It was my second concert ever. I remember being a little bummed because Pete Townshend has just been diagnosed with tinnitus and so was going to have to play acoustic, but then at point in the show he broke out an electric guitar and the crowd went insane.
The next morning, my parents picked me up and we flew out to Denver for my cousin’s wedding, and The Who followed us out there, playing at Red Rocks, and we could hear them in the distance.