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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.39
Yikes, this was pretty terrible. The Stones and McCartney looked old to me, but they still had something left in the tank and kind of looked cool for old guys. The Who sounded really bad, like couple of older drunk guys at a singles bar doing their best who impression on the karaoke machine bad except maybe a little more winded. I can only imagine what people in their teens and twenties thought.

One can only hope that the NFL catch back up with the times a little and throw something out there a little more current. Let's at least get into the 80's here.

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My 14 year old son enjoyed it, as did my wife and I. Maybe it wasn't as bad as you think?
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
Baba O'Riley actually sounded pretty good, but the other material was a bit rote. I was more impressed by the Who's stage than anything else --- I'd love to see a band take that concept on the road for a stadium-in-the-round tour.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.43
For a couple of 65 year old guys, I thought they both looked pretty good! Pete can still do his thing well. (He's put on some weight, but that just finally has balanced out his nose. :-) ) For Roger, it's tough being a lead singer, especially since he was arguably among the top high tenors of rock. You get old, you tend to lose your top end.

Overall, I pretty much enjoyed it.

I did have to keep laughing at Pete's mild wardrobe malfunction. We really don't need to see your tummy, Petey-boy, as the shirt kept coming more open at the bottom. They just don't make wardrobe like they used to.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.26
Pete Townshend's guitar sounded great. He hasn't missed a beat. He's still got it.

Roger Daltrey's vocals, on the other hand, are just too far gone. I got the vibe that he labored through a lot of those sets and it just didn't work.

Thanks for the memories, Who, but it's time to call it a career. Not everyone can be the Stones and be able to perform in 2010 like it's 1980.




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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.69
I enjoyed Zak Starkey's drumming.

I thought they were dying in front of the live crowd, but then everybody really got into "Won't Get Fooled Again". Then again, it was Miami.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
It might not have been exactly apparent tonight, but.....Won't Get Fooled Again, best live song in rock history?



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    Originally posted by Sec19Row53
    My 14 year old son enjoyed it, as did my wife and I. Maybe it wasn't as bad as you think?


My 6yo daughter liked it, my 4yo son loved it, and my 30-ish wife didn't give a reaction one way or the other. I've seen them live 3 times 8 or so years apart each time and thought it was good set of their biggest hits and served it's purpose. I really liked Zak Starkey's drum kit, but it was weird not having any fans down on the field up near the stage like the last few years, which was worth it for the visual of the stage itself, but made it almost seem like they were live via satellite from somewhere else.

I wonder who they could get who is young and hip enough going forward to keep young and old eyes alike glued through halftime? If not for his part in the Janet Jackson fiasco, I'd say Justin Timberlake. Maybe Bon Jovi. Will be interesting to see who they can get.



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    It might not have been exactly apparent tonight, but.....Won't Get Fooled Again, best live song in rock history?


Not without David Caruso saying some snappy line and donning sunglasses before it starts. (grumble grumble)





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I'd think Timberlake will eventually be back given enough time. My friends and I were having the same discussion about who we think might be the next wave of Super Bowl halftime performers, and we came up with....

* Jay-Z/Beyonce combination
* The Red Hot Chili Peppers
* Gwen/No Doubt (they co-performed a few years ago at halftime, but I base this solely on the fact that during their recent reunion tour, every woman I know treated it like the Beatles were back together. No Doubt is surprisingly HUGE with the ladies.)
* Bon Jovi
* Coldplay
* Elton John and Billy Joel
* U2 (their first time was legendary, and they're still a huge act)
* Coldplay
* Madonna (this one might be a bit of a stretch, but then again, Prince did it)
* David Bowie
* Dave Matthews Band
* Tim McGraw/Faith Hill combination (it seems odd that there aren't more country acts...is country that much of an insta-turnoff to much of the audience, a la rap?)



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    Originally posted by Big Bad

    * Tim McGraw/Faith Hill combination (it seems odd that there aren't more country acts...is country that much of an insta-turnoff to much of the audience, a la rap?)


Speaking only for myself . . . yes



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.47
I didn't like it or hate it. It was just too mainstream. The great thing about groups like the Who was that they weren't acceptable or mainstream in their day. This was all too acceptable.

My real problem though was we really didn't get to hear the songs in their entirety but clipped versions. But God love them for trying.



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I thought it was bad enough that I fast forwarded through it. I was catching up from some earlier pausing, and I went all the way through the halftime show and hit play about 15 seconds into the scrum following the kickoff, so I missed the initial shock of an onside kick to start the half.




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    Originally posted by DrDirt
    I didn't like it or hate it. It was just too mainstream. The great thing about groups like the Who was that they weren't acceptable or mainstream in their day. This was all too acceptable.

    My real problem though was we really didn't get to hear the songs in their entirety but clipped versions. But God love them for trying.


Well, to be fair, the mainstream's expanded to make room for the Who. Everyone's met in the middle.





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I got the impression that Townsend and Daltrey couldn't hear each other (or themselves) all that well. There was an early moment in Pinball Wizard in which Townsend and Daltrey completely blew a cue, followed by Daltry's voice wondering around the vicinity certain notes without actually hitting them - and they didn't completely recover from that moment.

In any case, Daltrey looked downright uncomfortable on stage, and Townsend didn't seem all that vocally confident, either.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
For anyone interested, The Who's "Super Bowl S-mashup" is already available for purchase and download for Rock Band on the Xbox 360 for 160 points ($2). Not sure if the Wii and PS3 ones are up yet.

Without having heard it yet, I believe it's the studio versions of the (parts of) songs mixed together in the way that the live version was done during the Super Bowl, but I could be wrong on that count.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.29
Since next year will be on Fox, I'm guessing Beyonce or Taylor Swift.

Superbowl XLVI will be on NBC, so I'm guessing Faith Hill.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
    Originally posted by Zeruel
    Since next year will be on Fox, I'm guessing Beyonce or Taylor Swift.



The last time it was on Fox, it was Tom Petty, so I don't know that the network makes that much difference. Then again, maybe they'll bust out the Conan/Will Ferrell band. B^)
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