4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

The Who. The Hits

Standing in ovation, the crowd bridged the (my) generation gap

Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Pete's little brother Simon, and Zak “Son of Ringo” Starkey playing Who classics — it's a show worth seeing. - Image by Laura Duffy
Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Pete's little brother Simon, and Zak “Son of Ringo” Starkey playing Who classics — it's a show worth seeing.

Thirty-four years after their first farewell, mod-rockers the Who hit San Diego on their latest (rescheduled) swan song. With only two surviving members, this really could be the last time…

Okay, it's not the classic lineup, but Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Pete's little brother Simon, and Zak “Son of Ringo” Starkey playing Who classics — it's a show worth seeing.

Slamming into gear with “Who Are You” before a visual backdrop of a pop-art exhibition, the bar is set high and rarely falls below it. “I Can See for Miles,” “Pictures of Lily,” “Bargain,” “Sparks,” and “See Me, Feel Me” all flow like a river of rock ’n’ roll ecstasy. “The Rock” is a standout number, while “Eminence Front” still sounds shite.

Pete and Roger tell anecdotes of their memoirs between songs like a pair of pub comedians. Mentions of the host city include stating that it’s one of their favorite places and a smile at weed smokers. “My Generation” delivers the immortal line "hope I die before I get old"; thankfully, two of the Who founders didn't succumb to this.

Daltrey's vocal on “Love Reign O' Me” is orgasmic. Zak Starkey is one of the few drummers worthy of sitting on Keith's throne and even manages to put his own stamp on it. 
The final curtain was “Won't Get Fooled Again,” with Townshend's trademark windmilling guitar playing and Daltrey swinging the mic like a lasso until his primal scream coda. And with that, the set is set in stone.

Standing in ovation, the crowd bridged the (my) generation gap — many not even born at the Who's beginning and Entwistle and Moon sadly bowed out before its end. But the life and soul of their music will survive the ages.

  • Artist: The Who
  • Venue: Valley View Casino Center
  • Date: May 27
  • Seat: Next to blue eyes
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Fashion blogger Erin Miller: Boho, chic, and edgy

“It is so rewarding to see people recreate one of my portraits”
Next Article

John Ashbery: classmate to Kenneth Koch and Frank O’Hara

Poems with disjunction of syntax, a prevalence of puns, whimsy and wit
Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Pete's little brother Simon, and Zak “Son of Ringo” Starkey playing Who classics — it's a show worth seeing. - Image by Laura Duffy
Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Pete's little brother Simon, and Zak “Son of Ringo” Starkey playing Who classics — it's a show worth seeing.

Thirty-four years after their first farewell, mod-rockers the Who hit San Diego on their latest (rescheduled) swan song. With only two surviving members, this really could be the last time…

Okay, it's not the classic lineup, but Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Pete's little brother Simon, and Zak “Son of Ringo” Starkey playing Who classics — it's a show worth seeing.

Slamming into gear with “Who Are You” before a visual backdrop of a pop-art exhibition, the bar is set high and rarely falls below it. “I Can See for Miles,” “Pictures of Lily,” “Bargain,” “Sparks,” and “See Me, Feel Me” all flow like a river of rock ’n’ roll ecstasy. “The Rock” is a standout number, while “Eminence Front” still sounds shite.

Pete and Roger tell anecdotes of their memoirs between songs like a pair of pub comedians. Mentions of the host city include stating that it’s one of their favorite places and a smile at weed smokers. “My Generation” delivers the immortal line "hope I die before I get old"; thankfully, two of the Who founders didn't succumb to this.

Daltrey's vocal on “Love Reign O' Me” is orgasmic. Zak Starkey is one of the few drummers worthy of sitting on Keith's throne and even manages to put his own stamp on it. 
The final curtain was “Won't Get Fooled Again,” with Townshend's trademark windmilling guitar playing and Daltrey swinging the mic like a lasso until his primal scream coda. And with that, the set is set in stone.

Standing in ovation, the crowd bridged the (my) generation gap — many not even born at the Who's beginning and Entwistle and Moon sadly bowed out before its end. But the life and soul of their music will survive the ages.

  • Artist: The Who
  • Venue: Valley View Casino Center
  • Date: May 27
  • Seat: Next to blue eyes
Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

The “radical inclusiveness” of an openly LBGTQ+ pastor

To embrace the reality that faith is about action
Next Article

John Ashbery: classmate to Kenneth Koch and Frank O’Hara

Poems with disjunction of syntax, a prevalence of puns, whimsy and wit
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close