Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Who

Tuesday night Jim took me and his youngest son to the The Who concert. It was funny how it all went down. We knew they were coming for several months, thought it'd be a cool concert but for $99 a ticket not *that* cool. Last Thursday there was some sort of radio sale for tickets on the floor, $23 a piece. He got a pair of tickets and invited me to go :) Then after some thought he thought his kids may like going too and got another set of tickets, not together, but one row behind and on the other aisle. His oldest decided not to go but his youngest wanted to, no biggie the 3 of us can go.

The Pretenders opened for them and they did great, and The Who was awesome too! They did alot of songs from the new album and tons of the old favorites including Pinball Wizard from Tommy, Who Are You (affectionately known amongst several of my friends as the CSI song!), My Generation, You Better You Bet, and one of my favorites Baba O'Riley ... but you may know it as Teenage Wasteland.

The concert was great and afterward I got to thinking and realize this was the 6th concert I've been to this year! 6 in 2006 :) This year I saw:

Keith Urban (Pat Green opened for him)
Kenny Chesney (Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley opened)
Foghat (gotta love free concerts!)
Eric Clapton (Robert Cray band opened)
Bob Seger (Steve Azar opened)
The Who (The Pretenders opened)

In the car on the way back Jim and I were chatting and thought it was funny that we went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in July and since then have seen 4 artists or bands that are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! And ... The Who played at Woodstock back in '69! Incredible.

Have I mentioned lately I love concerts? :)