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A Pleasant Surprise..
Before I saw this video, I had hardly knew who 'The Who' was. Since it had Elton John and Phil Collins I was expecting it to alright at the most. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole thing. Out of all the band members in 'The Who', I was most impressed by Pete Townshend. At the age of 44 he was leaping around, rocking' out, dancing, and pulling of moves i've seen of men 20 years younger then him. Pete had real rock spirit, very inspirational in my eyes. Roger Daltrey was also very good but I still felt more in Pete. I highly enjoyed 'Baby O' Riley,'Behind Blue Eyes','Won't Get Fooled Again',and 'Who Are You'.
When they were preforming 'Tommy' I was very interested and some what confused. I should have actually watched 'Tommy' the movie before this. But I still enjoyed it. Phil Collins as Uncle Ernie was hilarious! Unlike most of the others he got into costume and had a powerful stage presence. Elton John, the original Pinball Wizard, strutted on stage with a red suit and hat, singing 'Pinball Wizard'. Out of most of the performances I think this may have been one of my favorites. Patti LaBelle as the Acid Queen was alright. Could have been better and could have been worse. When Steve Winwood started playing as the Hawker, I found it extremely boring. And of course there was Billy Idol as Cousin Kevin. Most people that have watched this video say his performance was weak and not very good. Personally I really enjoyed it. I'm sure Paul Nicholas was better, but still.. Billy amused me quite a bit. At the time he was only 34 which made him the youngest on stage. Everyone else on stage at the end of 'Tommy' seemed very mellow almost. And then there was Billy, who seemed to be a bit high or drunk on stage. While others stood in place singing into mics, Billy was running around on stage, pogoing around. Just seemed so out of place.
All and all I really enjoyed this video. Worth the while to watch, if your fan of 'The Who' it may even be worth a buy. 7 out of 10.