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July 5 – Ziggo Dome

Press Review:

Entertainment Niews

 

 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:

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Fan Review:

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.

Thanks boys!

 

 

 

10 Responses to July 5 – Ziggo Dome

Louise says: July 9, 2013 at 9:02 pm

When I first discovered The Who, there was this special click and I knew there was just no going back. Seeing them live became a dream of mine from then on, especially if they’d play what might be my favorite album ever. I’ve been waiting for so long, and last friday the day was finally there. Whether it was worth the waiting isn’t even a question. The Who has never ever let me down, so I knew I was going to get my gig soon or later. And I did!
The times I’ve spent staring at pictures, watching films, documentaries, visiting the site, talking about them, hanging posters on my wall, and of course listening to their records, in a way it turned into pure gold that night. I was born too late, and so with my 18 years I’m so so happy I still have this, in this shitty world as Pete said, and the concert proved it all! It was without a doubt the best thing ever to me!
Thanks so much guys, the least I could say!
The best, and hopefully till next time! (:

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sproonke says: July 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I always keep a short list of bands I would love to see. On number one for quite a while was The Who. Finally after some years I got the chance to go to the Amsterdam concert. What an incredible evening it was… absolutely amazing. As a bonus they played my favorite CD, with a couple of well known songs as an extra.
And yes, there were some minor technical problems (guitar out of tune), and yes Roger had some difficulties hitting the really high notes (Love reign)… but man… after all these years, they still rock hard!!!!! plus they know how to create a incredible dynamite atmosphere. Goosebumps all over, out of my mind, I can tell you that. Absolutely worth mentioning is the drummer who is definitely the best musician on stage, every note was a hit. The Who, many many thanks for this rollercoaster experience!

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Sproonke says: July 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm

I always keep a short list of bands I would love to see. On number one for quite a while was The Who. Finally after some years I got the chance to go to the Amsterdam concert. What an incredible evening it was… absolutely amazing. As a bonus they played my favorite CD, with a couple of well known songs as an extra.
And yes, there were some minor technical problems (guitar out of tune), and yes Roger had some difficulties hitting the really high notes (Love reign)… but man… after all these years, they still rock hard!!!!! plus they know how to create a incredible dynamite atmosphere. Goosebumps all over, out of my mind, I can tell you that. Absolutely worth mentioning is the drummer who is definitely the best musician on stage, every note was a hit. The Who, many many thanks for this rollercoaster experience.

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Paul Ludwig says: July 9, 2013 at 10:03 am

My daughter Gillian and boyfriend Sven suprIsed me by purchasing us three tickets for the Ziggo dome. Vintage Trouble were superb and the vocalist was really special and I expect great things to come.
This was the third time that I had seen the Who as I was lucky enough to attend both Charlton gigs in 1974 and 1976 and was blown away as they used footage of the 1974 gig for Bell Boy. The sound in the Ziggo dome was excellent though I loved the jet engine sound of the Charlton gigs. The who were great and their new drummer would have made Keith Moon proud.

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