What a weekend.......what a fackin great band!!!! Dave, I remember you showing me your glasses; a right tosser. That's the scourge of all seating; I'm sure there were plenty of similar incidents around the tour. Sod it; hope it didn't spoil your night too much.
The crowd in Belfast was a wee bit flat alright compared to Dublin but I can only put that down to the fact that Dublin was a Saturday, in glorious sunshine, which meant that plenty of people had a nice few drinkies onboard. I met a good few people on Monday who literally finished work at 5.30, home, showered and then out so you didn't have that same build up. That said, I thought the band were in much better form in Belfast; Townshend especially seemed to be really into it. Was talking to himself and Simon,.....ahem, ahem.....as you do but they weren't happy with the sound in Dublin but said that that is par for the course being the first show of the leg of the tour.
My Dad saw The Who in Belfast in 1967 and caught them again exactly 40 years later in Verona, Italy but it was nice of the band to acknowledge that it was "unforgiveable" to have an interlude of 46 years!!!! My parents thought they were brill. That was their fourth Who gig and they thought it was their best.
Was brilliant to see lots of new young blood at both gigs.....the aftershow parties were brilliant too although I didn't stay too long at the Beach Bar; had a few beers and the choons were great as were the people.
Have to mention the top man Paulie aka Slip Kid. Imagine sitting at The Who a few rows back from the stage and you get a tap on the shoulder and someone hands you a nice cold pint. Cheers Paul. A gent