Super Bowl XLIV: How Old Is Roger Daltrey? Plus, a Complete Analysis of The Who's Performance
It's all wrapped up: the Saints have secured their well-deserved trophy, and the city of New Orleans is partying like it's 1999.
As for The Who, well they return to merry old England with a smile on their dile as they delighted fans with yet another rocking performance.
Here's a look at the overall grades the classic rock band managed to attain, along with a few funny observations over the course of the night.
Just How Old Is Roger Daltrey?
Since the announcement that The Who was scheduled to perform at Super Bowl XLIV, Roger has become one of the most searched pop stars on Google.
Many people seem to be forgetting the reliable source of good old Wikipedia, where I stumbled upon the fact that Roger is indeed 65 years old.
But the way he was thrashing around that cream-colored scarf and thrashing his guitar like Metallica, you wouldn't exactly have guessed it though, would you?
When the stage first came into light, I was a little worried. No fans or mosh pit was seen, and the lack of crowd noise was becoming present.
But in classic Who form, when the show got underway, the stage became somewhat of an outer space UFO. Lasers were shooting in every direction, fireworks were lighting up the sky, and the circular cut stage was something different.
Overall Grade: A-
Song List: "Pinball Wizard", "Who Are You", "Baba O'Riley", and "Won't Get Fooled Again".
I found it almost funny that some of these songs related to the game itself. "Who Are You" was definitely present in regards to the New Orleans Saints, and "Won't Get Fooled Again" reflected on the Colts' mindset at halftime. We all know how that turned out, though.
The song choice, though, was excellent. Playing their classic hits got the fans going, and you could often hear the faint sing alongs of the Colt and Saint faithfuls.
I honestly can't argue with "Baba O'Riley" as it is such a moving song, and "Won't Get Fooled Again" won me over.
Overall Grade: A
When I first saw Roger come out in a vest and a scarf, I immediately had flashbacks to The Who's classic video clips in the 1970s. It was good to see the old classic rock feel still going strong, although Pete Townshend's hairline wasn't.
The clothing matched the music, set, and overall vibe that The Who produced. Credit to the wardrobe.
Overall Grade: A
Aside from a few miscues in vocals, and a lack of interaction with the crowd, I think The Who earned themselves a Top 10 spot.
Maybe the group didn't outdo U2, Michael Jackson, and others just yet, but the classic rock boys got the job done with their easygoing songs.
The crowd loved it, Roger was really rocking it out, and I think everyone has something positive to say about The Who.
Love them or hate them, they put on a great show.