Review: Roger Daltrey ____________________________________
ROGER DALTREY ROCKS HARD ROCK LIVE.
AT SEVENTY THREE YEARS OLD, DALTREY STILL
OWNS THE STAGE AND LEAVES FANS WANTING MORE
Most times, when you have a concert that happens during the weekday, the turn-out can be a lot less than expected especially when most people have to get up for work early the next day. I guess the people that attended last night's Roger Daltrey concert event last night were those that didn't fit into that demographic. Last night, Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood brought out concertgoers in droves to see the legendary voice being the classic rock band The Who, Roger Daltrey. Although Daltrey took the stage with most of the guys that normally play with the band, he was minus his lifelong friend and bandmate Pete Townshend. There was however, some Townshend blood in the house as his brother Simon took over his famous brother's role. The show started with the high-energy overture from the rock-opera Tommy. Daltrey appeared with a pair of tambourines that he banged to the beat of the drummer as the guitars wailed loudly. From this moment on, there would be issues with the earpieces that the band were sporting. It seems, as told by Daltrey, that every time security would use their radios, the ear pieces would lose sound causing the band and Daltrey to lose their place within the song. Even with this issue, the band played on and handled it very professionally. Daltrey brought out some rarities from The Who vault that haven't been played live for quite a while. This was music to the ears of those that grew up with their music but was probably very foreign to the new generation on Who fans. They probably thought it was just new material. Some of the rarities featured were "I can See For Miles", "Going Mobile", and "Who's Next". Daltrey then talked about all the craziness that is currently happening in the world right now and encouraged people to just put their differences aside and to be as one. After, two Who favorites brought the crowd to their feet. "Who Are You" and "Baba O' Reilly" were delivered with perfection and really showcased Daltrey's honey vocals. Mentioning the recent passing of legendary piano man Fats Domino, Daltrey broke into his rendition on Domino's "Blueberry Hill". I never thought that I would ever hear Daltrey sing "Blueberry Hill in my lifetime. What an unexpected treat and a great tribute to the great Fats Domino. Daltrey then talked a little about Teen Cancer America, a trust he helped to organize. I certainly recommend that you take the time to look into this very worthwhile cause. Those who have seen Roger Daltrey in concert before knew it was time to start making their way to the parking lot when he began to sing "Heading Home". He left the crowd with the message "Be Lucky, Be Happy, Be Safe". At Seventy-Three years old, Daltrey still has plenty of entertaining left in his soul. He still swings the microphone with power just like he did forty years ago. Other than the issue with the earpieces, this show was flawless and South Florida got to see a living rock legend yet one more time.
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