Nokia Theater, Los Angeles
Paul Freeman graced the stage with a surprisingly amazing opening act. Armed with just an acoustic guitar and his voice, this Welshman practically blew my mind away. Usually opening acts are just filler that lots of people skip out on, but I'm very glad I witnessed his performance. His guitar strumming sounded beautiful and his voice was so powerful yet so lovely. He also covered The Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care"!
Definitely gotta check out more of his stuff!
Roger Daltrey came on around 8:00-8:15ish. BOOM the Tommy Overture started and everyone got up. In case you don't know Roger Daltrey is one of my favorite singers of all time, and The Who is probably my favorite classic rock band. Anyhow, the band played through the entire "Tommy" set (skipping the 10-minute long Underture) and the audience was practically standing the entire time. "Pinball Wizard" was an awful lot of fun and so was "We're Not Gonna Take It."
After they finished Tommy, Roger and the band started playing a ton of other songs, ranging from The Who classics to covers! This is the whole setlist:
-I Can See For Miles
-The Kids Are Alright
-Behind Blue Eyes
-Days Of Light (Roger Daltrey solo project)
-Going Mobile (sung by the guitarist, Pete Townshend's younger brother, Simon Townshend)
-Pictures Of Lily
-Freedom Ride (Taj Mahal cover)
-a medley of songs by JOHNNY CASH!
-Who Are You
-Young Man Blues (Mose Allison cover, famously performed by The Who on "Live At Leeds")
-Without Your Love (Roger Daltrey solo project)
-Blue Red And Grey
Baba O'Riley was the highlight of the night in my opinion. Everyone was dancing, Roger had the audience sing the "Don't cry..." part, and the end of the drum solo really did it for me! ^_^ ahh, I'm so happy! I'm sure hoshi-luv
enjoyed it as much as I did!