Review by Pat Stanton
After almost 30 months, it was good to see the Who live again.
The show was very similar to the 2019 tour, complete with an orchestra. Tommy songs, followed by several with the band only, closing with Quadrophenia and ultimately Baba. I missed some of their older songs like My Generation, Substitute and Kids are Alright and I am not alone in thinking that any of them would have been better received than Ball and Chain, the one song they routinely perform from their last album. But the set list was still quite enjoyable.
One welcome change is that WGFA is not performed acoustical with just Roger and Pete but with the full band, without the orchestra.
Roger sounded fabulous all night, especially my favorite Love Reign. In sharp contrast, Pete had a scratchy voice, although still managing to perform (not really sing) Eminence Front and I'm One. He laughingly told the audience that he always loses his voice when they play Dallas or Houston.
Roger played with audience participation as he normally does with You Better, You Bet and Baba.
It was a good crowd, although not full. Many sang along loudly with Pete in his two numbers to help him out which he appreciated. Roger empathized with him at the end, saying he knows how difficult it can be to sing with a sore throat.
All in all, the audience and the band seemed to have a fun night.