Personal Narrative: The Who Concert

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My heart was pounding so quickly I thought it was going to fly out of my chest. I’ve been waiting almost a month for this and it’s finally happening.

I was at The Who concert.

My mom told me to pick something fun to do as a graduation present and as soon as I saw the concert online I knew this was the one. Tickets were kind of difficult to get because it was so close to the concert, but they were some of the best seats I’ve ever had at a concert.

We didn’t feel like finding a parking spot at the Moda Center so we decided to take the Tri-met, which was my first time ever on it. It was a lot nicer than the one in Arizona and we laughed and talked about our day. We got there about 45 minutes before the opening act, Slydigs, began and she bought
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while the the whole crowd sang along. At the ages of 70 and 72, Townshend and Daltrey sang much better than most people their age (Especially since the 60-70s were such a prime time for drugs, smoking, etc). But it was also nice that Daltrey was feeling much better after his bout of viral Meningitis last year.

Townshend was hilarious as he talked about the band’s past and put in a few crude jokes for good measure. Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr’s son, did a phenomenal job playing the drums, it was very similar to former drummer Keith Moon’s style. Though that might be because Moon taught Starkey how to play when he was a kid.

My mom and I sang, or maybe screamed, out the lyrics to every song without a care because we were in our own world. Nobody was on key at all yet we all looked around and laughed.

After the last song, We Won’t Get Fooled Again finished and we left, we were still experiencing our post-concert high and spent the next hour on the Tri-met (It’s still under construction so we would have to walk to different stops) discussing how amazing it was and how nostalgic it made her because she would sing us their songs all the time when we were

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