Review by Melissa Hurley
This was our third Who gig on mainland Europe in five days. The show commenced at 10:55 pm in front of 18,00 people in the car park of the local sports ground. There was fourteen bands on three different stages. The first band was on at 5:15.
The Who played on the Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) stage. The stage was approx. 10ft of the ground. It was difficult to view close up! They played the same set as in Madrid. The greatest sing along hits that lasted 90 minutes. Chat and banter was kept to a minimum except for a brief chat from Pete. He said he loved playing in Spain and this was the final show of a four month tour. They are looking forward to a break until they return in Sept. "But, We are not playing in Spain!"
In the middle of the Tommy medley the clock struck 12 midnight, this was the first time for us to see the same show over two days? It was similar to a Woodstock feeling with the aircraft lights blazed above the crowd during Listening to you. At the end of WGFA we noticed a total release of energy from Pete and Roger at the relief of knowing they're going to be on a break! Pete made no attempt to slide across the stage on his knees unlike the gig in Madrid. The band jumped into their vans for their long drive (approx 90min.) back to Bilbao, unlike us our hotel was down the road!
On our flight home to London some of the road crew, band members Loren, & Frank who said they were flying back to California from London. I sat next to Alan Rogan and he complained that it was a Summer festival and it was way too cold (10c degrees). Alan mentioned he didn't get any sleep but, I fell asleep before him on the plane , only to be wakened from his snoring! He snores louder than Gary!