Another Look at The Who Super Bowl Halftime Show

Watching The Who yesterday, with the other 106 million of you, it just wasn’t doing it for me. Not sure why. Went in for another look and listen and turns out it’s a perfectly acceptable performance. About as good they could do with the two of them. Just not quite popping. I still can’t really put my finger on exactly why. Is the lack of dynamics? The energy? The stage setup? The song set list and/or order of the medley? (Pinball Wizard, Baba O’ Riley, Who Are You, See Me Feel Me, Won’t Get Fooled Again) All of the above?

With them scraping the bottom of the barrel for a possible–God help us–Eagles appearance next year, the time has clearly come to find some younger bands to fill this spot. Maybe ease into it with a contemporary classic act–I nominate Pearl Jam for 2010.

HD YouTube video below.