Monday, October 30, 2006

Roundhouse 29th October 2006

UPDATE: 04/11 Finally able to upload the ticket! Why does blogger do that!
Well it couldn’t have started out any better. As I approached the venue, Billy Nicholls, Pino and Simon T all walked passed me! I tried to grab Pino’s attention but to no avail – Billy smiled at me though. I wonder if I’ll ever have the chance to talk to Simon.
The Roundhouse is very impressive; modern and very spacious. The Fratellis were supporting; playing a version of The Seeker to get the crowd going.

My tactic to get near the stage is to go from the side and ended up with a good position few rows back on Pete’s side. After what felt like a lifetime the boys appeared at Nine and headed straight into I Can’t Explain.
Set List:

I Can't Explain

(9/10 My enjoyment was slightly spoiled by people pushing and having red wine spilt on me. Cheers for that! My good position turned into OK)

The Seeker

(9/10 Now settled I could enjoy the show)

Who Are You

(10/10 Brilliant)


(9/10 I enjoyed this, I think I’ll grow to love the songs on Endless Wire which I wasn’t sure about)
Wire & Glass

- Sound Round - Pick Up The Peace - Endless Wire - We've Got A Hit- They've Made My Dreams Come True- Mirror Door

(9/10 So much tighter than earlier performances from Brighton & Leeds)

Baba O'Riley

(10/10 This was the best live version I’ve ever heard! They were just so up for it. The woman screaming behind me just shows how exciting this band really is)

My Generation
(10/10 Fantastic great jam at the end)

Man In A Purple Dress

(8/10 Shame people have to start chatting during the song)

Mike Post Theme

(10/10 One of my favourites from EW, this was close to the recorded version which is more rocky than previous live versions)

Pinball Wizard

Amazing Journey
(10/10 Brilliant the whole Tommy portion was great)


See Me, Feel Me
(10/10 Best version I’ve ever heard again)

Tea and Theatre
(9/10 Great)

The difficulty purchasing the ticket for the show I concluded that the venue would be filled by mostly hard-core fans. To my surprise I overheard people saying this was their first show and the new material was received well but with no familiarity.

There was no encore which was a slight disappointment but I guessed they had to finish at a certain time. Roger was on fine form and especially Zak. Pete seemed to be really up for it and that is important to whether it’s a great show or not. I witnessed yet another fantastic show.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Video Section UPDATED

I've updated my Video Section, having added more videos to You Tube. Enjoy!


Sunday, October 08, 2006

My Room

Can you tell I'm A Who Fan?

Some girls buy make-up & clothes - I just buy CDs and DVDs. Anybody have more?

(Yes I still live with my parents but I am saving up for a house!)

Black Widows Eyes

Since Sky + was installed in the house my Internet has decided to play up, bringing back memories of a 28 Kps Dial Up Connection. So when listening to Black Widows Eyes on Eblast it would stop and start every 20 seconds. Trying my best to ignore this I quite liked the song - definitely the potential to be one of my favourites on the album. Again there's mixed opinions but where a lot of people like Tea & Theatre I'm not too fussed about it. Everyone's different I guess.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Royal Albert Hall 7th February 2002

Only a week after the Watford performance I had the pleasure of seeing the guys again at the Royal Albert Hall. The seats were a good view situated in the circle. (With a price tag of £60 they had to be decent) The acoustics are high-quality but would prefer Wembley Arena any day. (And it’s easier to get to)

We entered the arena while the support act: The Electric Soft Parade were performing. Their live set was ok, a lot better than two years later when they appeared at the Isle of Wight festival. (They seem to have disappeared since then)

Whilst this concert wasn’t as enjoyable as Watford, it was worth the trip and price. (In more ways than one)

Set List:

Can't Explain (8/10)
Substitute (8/10)
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere (10/10)
I Don't Know Myself (9/10)
Amazing Journey (10/10)
Pinball Wizard (8/10)
I'm Free (9/10)
My Wife (8/10 Unbeknown to me that I was to hear this for the last time)
Who Are You (9/10)
Getting In Tune (8/10)
Behind Blue Eyes (9/10)
Drowned (10/10)
I'm One (10/10 Great to hear two acoustic performances)
Baba O'Riley (9/10 Always the crowd pleaser)
You Better You Bet (8/10 Wouldn’t miss it if they didn’t play it again)
5.15 (10/10 Having heard this solo a few times, I should have appreciated it more than I did at the time)
Won't Get Fooled Again (10/10 Always great live)
The Kids Are Alright (9/10)
Summertime Blues (Don’t quite remember why they had to start again)
Summertime Blues #2 (9/10 Fabulous. Believe John wasn’t quite as rude with the lyrics this time)
Young Man Blues (10/10 Brilliant)
My Generation (10/10 Enough said)

Unfortunately this was the last time I was to see John Entwistle live. Four months later he died before the Who started their US tour. I remember the morning my parents told me. I felt like it was a member of the family and being very upset for the next few weeks. I wasn’t sure if Roger and Pete would carry on with the band. After the decision was made, I had different opinions. Since then I’m glad they did, as it’s given me the opportunity to buy new material from the band and continue to see them live.