Coconut Times - Ocean City Maryland
Home | Contact
ADD THIS - Bookmark and Share
Roger Daltrey
Written By: Gary Crouthamel
*Click images below to view larger versions.
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
The Music Box at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, N.J.
Saturday, November 14th, 2009
 
        First, I'd like to say, where did the summer go; and to think that next week is Christmas! Sure hope Santa brings me my new fisheye lens I've asked him for! And to think I'd be doing a December review for Coconut Times just boggles my mind.
        Well, for this concert I made a return trip to the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., but not in the Event Center where I have shot before. This show was at the very intimate venue called The Music Box, a 900 seat theater that reminded me of a movie theater at the old Fox Cinema in the White Marlin Mall. Roger Daltrey and his band hit the stage playing to a sold-out crowd, opening with Who classics, "Who Are You," "Pictures Of Lily" and "Behind Blue Eyes." The crowd roared, screamed and sang along with these opening songs, a sure sign of the excitement to come from the upcoming set list. Daltrey addressed the crowd saying, “until the old-man (referring to Pete Townshend) decides to start touring again, this singer will be performing Who songs that haven’t been performed in years.” And he wasn't kidding. Dubbing the name of the tour "Use It Or Lose It," Daltrey said that he wanted to get his butt out from in front of the TV set and to keep his voice in good shape for the upcoming Who Tour next year.
        After that little speech he launched into a never ending set of Who and solo material that seemed to never stop. Up was "Tattoo," "Days Of Light," and "Going Mobile" that Pete Townshend's younger brother and guitarist Simon Townshend sang. Then "Freedom Ride," "Gimme A Stone" and "Walk On Water" were followed by what became a sing-a-long from the hit "Squeeze Box." Then he pulled off a short bluesy version of "My Generation." The hits just kept coming with "I Can See For Miles" and a rockin’ "Young Man." The last song of the regular set was one of the Who's signature songs, "Baba O'Riley," complete with a few swings of the microphone. Rather than leaving the stage for a short break before an encore, Daltrey said that the 10 minutes he'd be backstage waiting to return would be better filled by performing more songs instead. Can’t argue with that logic! Then Daltrey, saying he really regretted never getting the chance to meet his hero, Johnny Cash, paid homage to him by playing a medley of three songs including "I Got Stripes," "Folsom Prison" and then strapped on a ukulele saying, "he didn’t want to look stupid but here I am now," as he played it for the song "Red, Blue & Gray." Daltrey then thanked all his fans for all their support and the wonderful things they have brought to his life over the many years as he closed the show with "Without Your Love."
– Gary Crouthamel, concert photo journalist
«Go back to the previous page.
Calendar Of Events
< September `21 >
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30