12 Aug 2012
The Who Close The London 2012 Olympic Games
The Who gave a Great British finale to the London Olympic Games tonight with a specially prepared medley of Baba O’Riley, See Me/Feel Me, Listening To You and My Generation.
Who fans will have noticed the change of lyrics in the classic ‘Baba O’ Riley’, when Roger sang the words “There’s MORE THAN teenage wasteland” – a perfect way to sum up the spirit of the games and the legacy they will hopefully bring, and proving what The Who have always believed: “The Kids Are Alright”!
The full closing ceremony is viewable on BBC iPlayer in the UK for the next few days. The Who are on at the very end.
Here’s a taster of it http://gawker.com/5934199/here-are-the-closing-ceremony-performances-from-the-who-muse-and-ray-davies-that-nbc-didnt-broadcast/gallery/1?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
Meanwhile, NBC have been trying to explain why they bumped The Who’s performance from the main event until after a programme called “Animal Practice.” http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/08/13/nbc-explains-why-it-pushed-the-who-off-the-olympic-podium/. They still have some explaining to do about why they also completely axed the the performances of Ray Davies and Muse. All in all, not NBC’s finest hour!
The Who are touring North America from November.
Make sure you don’t miss them.
For tickets, go to www.aeg.live