The Who at Edmonton - Rexall Place

 

The Who Setlist Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada 2016, The Who Hits 50!

 

 

Videos

Who Are You
The Seeker
I Can See For Miles
My Generation
Pictures of Lily
Squeeze Box
Behind Blue Eyes
Bargain
Join Together
You Better You Bet
The Rock
Eminence Front
Amazing Journey
Sparks
Pinball Wizard / See Me Feel Me
Baba O'Riley
Won't Get Fooled Again

 

Press

Edmonton Journal
Edmonton Sun
Gig City

 

Review by Pat Stanton

The show last night in Edmonton was definitely a live and lively show. They changed the set list in sound check and then seemingly during the show, causing poor Alan problems getting Pete's guitars ready on time.

In sound check they said that Lily and Squeeze Box were back and 5:15 was being removed as the improv at the end of it and My Generation were too similar. The big change though was that Acid Queen was being inserted before Pinball Wizard. It sounded like Eminence Front was then going to be dropped.

The two short and suggestive songs were indeed added but then 5:15 also was in its spot, although Pete needed to wait for that guitar to be ready as it was a last minute decision by the guys.

After YBYB, Roger went into his speech about the next song not really a song at all but one of Pete's instrumental masterpieces. Pete was now confused and standing with his guitar that he uses for I'm One, the next song in the set. Eddie and I yelled I'm One to Roger and he laughed and walked off stage. Pete then goes into a funny tirade about how he expected to be respected at his age and thought that he would probably appear on stage with a bow tie and be treated with respect - like Liberace or Engelbert Humperdink. As he went to start the song, he turned abound and said "where is my mouthpiece guy?" . Roger at that point walked back on and the song went on as planned. At the end Roger merely said "now the rock".

Eminence Front stayed, with Pete turning to Roger asking if they had time to fit it in. Hopefully Acid Queen will make an appearance soon as it sounded spectacular in sound check.

Age/getting older was again throughout. At one point Pete told us it gets better with age. Roger shook his head and then looked at him, laughing and asked what gets better? Pete retorted it isn't always about sex which broke Roger up. Roger came back with you just haven't experienced the aches and pains. Pete replied back that he was more "flexible" as he has been known to bend. Very funny exchange of banter.

On a much more serious note, both spoke throughout the show about the tragic fires up north in Fort McMurray. They mentioned a young girl who was killed saying that they would do what they can in response to a note that they received before the show. Pete said at the end that music can help people forget and get through tragedies and that he hoped they were able to do that (i paraphrased what he said but that was the essence).

Thankfully Roger's allergies/reaction to the smoke in Saskatoon were not evident in Edmonton. Even though we were much closer to the fires now, the winds seem to be blowing east towards Saskatoon. He sounded very powerful all night. Pete was very energetic and playful with the audience.
Lots of Pete pictures given my vantage point.

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