The Who Wireless Festival Harewood House Leeds 25th June 2006

The Who Wireless Festival Harewood House Leeds 25th June 2006
whoprog2006Support from The Flaming Lips; The Zutons; Eels; Super Furry Animals; Robyn Hitchcock; The Answer; Casbah Club
Went with David to see The Who at the O2 Wireless festival at Harewood House, just outside Leeds. The ticket was a barcode on my phone, so no stub to post here 😦 The supporting line-up was strong with great performances from The Answer (an Irish rock’n’blues band in the mould of Free and ’70s rock), Eels, Robyn Hitchcock (retro psych genius) and Casbah Club (super modster band featuring Simon Townshend) performing on the main stage and in a marquee. The best performance, other than the Who, came from The Flaming Lips, with a spectacular theatrical show which featured front man Wayne surfing across the crowd in a giant hamster ball 🙂
The Who’s performance featured several new songs which would appear on their 11th album “Endless Wire”, the usual Tommy segment, old faves and some unexpected classics including “The Seeker” and “Relay”. Great stuff.
Setlist: Who Are You; I Can’t Explain; The Seeker; Anyway Anyhow Anywhere; Sound Round; Pick Up The Peace; Endless Wire; We Got A Hit; They Made My Dream Come True; Mirror Door; Baba O’Riley; Drowned; Relay; The Kids Are Alright; Behind Blue Eyes; Mike Post Theme; Cry If You Want; Pinball Wizard; Amazing Journey; See Me Feel Me
Encore: Substitute; Won’t Get Fooled Again

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Hockey on January 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Another of your Who gigs that I also attended Peter. It was indeed a great lineup and a chance to see some new bands like the Zutons who were great, and The Answer (I thought they’d have done better by now with their classic blend of Free, Lizzy, Zeppelin etc). we also loved The Flaming Lips with Waynes’s zorbing out over the crowd, I think he nicked the idea from Peter Gabriel’s Upside Down tour. I was a bit disappointed with Eels though. The Who were great as always, I presume you know you can get a DVD of the gig from eelpie.com. I was also really lucky to see The Who the previous week when they did ‘Live at Leeds II’ at the University refectory, one of the most packed, hot and sweaty gigs I’ve ever been to. Wish they’d release that as it was definitely filmed. more and more happy days! Long Live Rock! cheers, Mike

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  2. Posted by vintagerock on January 5, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Happy days indeed Mike. I wasn’t aware of the DVD. Will search it out. Very jealous that you were at the Uni refectory gig. Bet that was great. Good to see that you are a fellow Who fan. Good man 🙂 Cheers Peter

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