Daltrey: I Didn’t Enjoy Who Super Bowl Show
While there’s been a mixed reaction to The Who’s performance at the Super Bowl in Miami last Sunday, one man was very unhappy with it all – Roger Daltrey.
Talking to ESPN, the vocalist said: “It didn’t even feel like a concert… it’s a television show. And what can you do in 12 minutes? I thought it went OK.
“I understand. It’s a TV show. Cameras were everywhere. I was so blinded that I couldn’t see. And I really wished the crowd would have gotten into singing the songs with us more. That’s how it is in Europe for our soccer matches. I wanted more banter.”
Daltrey’s feelings were echoed by Pete Townshend, who was disappointed by the lack of cheerleaders.
Talking to Rolling Stone, the guitarist said: “There wasn’t a single cheerleader. Not anywhere. It was terrible. There are lot of girls who’ve said: ‘I used to be a cheerleader once.’ But as hard as you try to persuade them, they won’t do it again.”
Regarding the brevity of The Who’s set, Townshend added: “A couple of people said to me they could have done with more Who and less football.”