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June 10, 2013

Tour Diary: June 10th, 2013 – Dublin


So we played Dublin and Edge from U2 suggested Roger and I adjust our clothing. More on that later.


It’s been fabulous weather here and that has raised the spirits of all the people we’ve met. The crowd was terrific, and the show was pretty good. Despite the solid commitment to Quadrophenia displayed by the audience, it was in the last four or five songs – the hits – that the audience really got into gear.


I’m happy playing this tour, bringing Quadrophenia back home to where it began.


- Pete Townshend, heading to Belfast, June 10th, 2013




55 Responses to Tour Diary: June 10th, 2013 – Dublin

richard says: July 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Pete ~ reading your book & discovered that while our childhoods are somewhat & by that I mean loosely, similar, there is one event in my life that succeeded where your’s {thankfully, I understand} failed: I single-handedly derailed a freight train in Chicago when I was approx. nine years old. Next time The Who visit Des Moines, tell you all about it. Thanks for the gift of your soul. Means a lot.

Fred Harper says: June 19, 2013 at 9:53 am

Cant wait for the 8th to see them for the 20th time since 1969. The Who did not make any bad records just that some are classics which is why the crowd love the classics. i still dont understand why the “new” stuff is not highly regarded. Even my kids now love the band.

Alena says: June 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I wholeheartedly agree; songs like Real Good Looking Boy from a few years ago, Mirror Door, …. amazing.

Lynda Grace says: June 18, 2013 at 3:59 am

Hi Pete!

I know the show was brilliant! Goes without saying ;

Glad the weather has been good, you are enjoying yourself.

And…..like to hear more about the suggested clothing adjustment.

xox Lynda Grace

Alena says: June 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Dear Pete.
Quadrophenia is my favourite Who album, and as far as I’m concerned you were at the peak of your creativity when composing the music, writing the songs, and developing the concept and character of Jimmy. Yet you should not be surprised by the reaction of crowds to your other Who hits. The Who, the music, the lyrics,and the story telling, will endure for decades and even centuries to come.
We have been following the Quadrophenia tour since it began in November of last year, and are heading to the UK next week for a few more shows. Our 11 year old son has enjoyed many already, and is looking forward to more.
We will be watching from the first row in Cardiff and Wembley. See you, Roger, Simon, Frank, and the rest of the band then.
Alena, Jon, and Tommy.


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