September 21, 2020

2010-02-08 – The Times

2010 02 08 The_Times_Mon__Feb_8__2010_

MARK 1. TERRILL I ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Who’s Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend perform during halftime.

Pete Townshend says he’s pleased to be part of the spectacle

MIAMI 1 Pete 'l'ownshend is used to play-
ingfir in front of stadiums filled with rabid
Who fans who know every note of their
songs.

He didn’t get that at the band’s Super
Bowl halftime performance, but he’s OK
with that.

Backstage after their show, Town-
.shend laughed and said: “You know, you
could kind of tell from the stage the
crowd is, really here for the game.”

He added: “It was nice for that reason.
It was nice to feel a part of something and
not having it all to be about us.”

'I‘ownshend and his bandmate Roger
Daltrey performed a 12-minute set of
their most famous songs on Sunday.

The set began with “Pinball Wizard,”
which quickly led into a generous rendi-
tion of “Baba O’Riley.” After “Who Are
You,” there was a brief musical nod to
“See Me, Feel Me,” then a big finish with
“Won't Get Fooled Again” - all songs
released between 1969 and 1971, except
for the last, in 1978.

Original drummer Keith Moon died in
1978 and bassist Iohn Entwistle died in
2002.