The Who

Mon, 09 March 1981:

London, Wembley Arena


I Can't Explain
Baba O'Riley
The Quiet One
Don't Let Go The Coat
Sister Disco
Dreaming From The Waist
You Better You Bet
Another Tricky Day
Behind Blue Eyes
Pinball Wizard
The Punk And The Godfather
Who Are You
My Generation
Won't Get Fooled Again

Summertime Blues
Twist And Shout


Steve Bastow: "Set list amendments: Twist And Shout was definitely played as part of the encore."


Steva Bastow

I couldn't get tickets for the Sheffield show, which would have been a bit more convenient, but I managed to get Wembley tickets instead. This is probably my least favourite Who concert. I don't know if it was because the new album hadn't been released yet and so some of the songs were unfamiliar, or that I had an awful seat (I couldn't see Pete for much of the show as he was obscured by a PA stack), or maybe it was just that my expectations were a little too high. Whatever the reason I just remember it all seemed a little bit flat. Mind you when we got back to the hotel there was a Sad Café concert on the TV and it didnít seem so bad after all.

Other memories:

The Q-Tips with Paul Young on vocals was the support act and they forgot to switch on Paul's microphone for the first verse or so of the first song.

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The Who in London


Ticket London 1981 night #1 (thanks to Steve Bastow) Tour Advert 1981 (thanks to Steve Bastow)