This show was rescheduled from last year and a good job too, as I couldn’t get accredited before that one got cancelled. Shooting a major Who show has been on my bucket list for a great many years, since 2008 in fact when I shot Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend performing an acoustic show together at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Yes that was still The Who, but this really was The Who!
Daltrey doesn’t sing like a pensioner. His voice is still incredibly powerful, and it was great to capture some cartwheeling guitar playing by Pete Townshend. The banter with each other and the crowd made them sound like an old married couple who pretend to detest one another whilst quietly actually getting on just fine.
Rumours are that the Hyde Park show in June will be one of their last ever big shows, so it was fabulous to be able to shoot tonight.