Daltrey: I Didn’t Enjoy Who Super Bowl Show
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While there’s been a
mixed reaction to The Who’s performance at the Super Bowl
in Miami last Sunday, one man was very unhappy with it all
– Roger Daltrey.
Talking to ESPN, the vocalist
said: “It didn’t even feel like a concert…
it’s a television show. And what can you do in 12 minutes?
I thought it went OK.
“I understand. It’s
a TV show. Cameras were everywhere. I was so blinded that I
couldn’t see. And I really wished the crowd would have
gotten into singing the songs with us more. That’s how it
is in Europe for our soccer matches. I wanted more banter.”
Daltrey’s feelings were
echoed by Pete Townshend, who was disappointed by the lack of cheerleaders.
Talking to Rolling
Stone, the guitarist said: “There wasn’t a
single cheerleader. Not anywhere. It was terrible. There are lot
of girls who’ve said: ‘I used to be a cheerleader
once.’ But as hard as you try to persuade them, they
won’t do it again.”
Regarding the brevity of The
Who’s set, Townshend added: “A couple of people said
to me they could have done with more Who and less football.”