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  •  I saw the Who in Detroit about two weeks after (12+ / 0-)
    the Cincinnati concert.  It was at the Pontiac Silverdome, and we guessed that people would be avoiding the front of the floor after the tragedy.  We were right - walked right up to the stage.  Even though it was fun to be so close, it kept me feeling nervous all night.

    They only call it Class War when we fight back.

    by lineatus on Sun Apr 11, 2010 at 03:08:41 PM PDT

    •  I saw the Who in Cleveland three days after (9+ / 0-)

      the Cincinnati concert.  It was a bit spooky.  Because of Pete Townshend's hearing issues, the band's volume was lower than usual.  You could hear anything anyone around you said.  So, to hear and enjoy the show, everyone had to pretty much stop talking, or just whisper. Add to that, everyone was sorta sitting on their hands, almost afraid to move.  

      Of course, some jokesters would randomly yell out "Stampede!" from time to time.  No one was in a laughing mood, though; they'd turn on and berate the idiot.  

    •  Saw that Silverdome concert too (4+ / 0-)
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      Ice Blue, dsteffen, lineatus, Dirtandiron

      with my brother, and remember being a little nervous because of the Cincy tragedy.  We were about 10-15 rows back on the floor.  At one point during the show the crowd started swaying back and forth kind of crazily.  I don't think the Who actually stopped playing, but I do remember the looks on their faces, sort of like, "C'mon people, chill the **** out, we had some kids killed a few days ago because of this sort of behavior."  My brother bailed on me at that point, I didn't see him again until after the show in the parking lot.

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