Quotes from Dutch newspapers/sites:
- “spectacular rendition of controversial rock opera”and “One would almost like to beg The Who to carry on” (De Volkskrant)
- “The Who defy time in passionate show” (De Stentor)
- “ Glorious rock show by The Who” (nu.nl)
- “The Who have lost none of their strength…” (maxazine.nl)
Thanks to Willem Molenaar for providing these.
Photo collection by Eva van der Walk:
by Willem Molenaar
Last night I saw THE WHO at the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome. Support act VINTAGE TROUBLE were superb and made many new fans.
Then it was time for QUADROPHENIA. It seemed Pete needed some time to really get into it (There were some minor technical problems too.), but after a while he took control and started to address the crowd frequently, creating an intimate atmosphere in this large arena.
The Who got better with each song and the last three songs (‘Dr. Jimmy’, ‘The Rock’ and ‘Love reign o’er me’) left the audience in awe.
They went on to amaze the crowd with the encore. Townshend referred to the last time they played Amsterdam (Oude Rai, 1972), a long time ago. I was there and I could never have imagined then I would see The Who more than 40 years later, playing a superb concert on a magical night, with my 16 year old son next to me, shouting and screaming in total admiration.