Rock veterans play the hits in the rain
The Who brought this year’s Glastonbury Festival to a climatic close tonight (June 24) with a greatest hits set on the Pyramid Stage.
As the festival began with pouring rain, so it ended with the heavens opening throughout the rock veterans’ hour and a half performance.
Launching into ‘Relay’, guitarist Pete Townshend made reference to his internet vision back in 1971, the year he wrote the track.
Joking with the crowd he said: “You look at these old fuckers here onstage talking about the internet in 1971 and that was the year I wrote this song.”
The rock veterans went on to thrill the crowd with a stunning performance of classic hits including ‘My Generation’, ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, ‘You Better You Bet’ and ‘Pinball Wizard’, which saw the band roll through a huge medley.
Of their performance Townshend told the crowd: “We waited a long time to come here. We are so pleased to be here. Thanks for sticking with us.”
As The Who drew the three day bash to a close, Townshend strapped on an acoustic guitar and Daltry was seen swigging from a mug for the final track ‘Tea And Theatre’.
The singer added: “It maybe muddy, it maybe wet but you have been fantastic. Thank you Glastonbury.”
The Who played:
‘I Can’t Explain’
‘Anyway Anyhow Anywhere’
‘Who Are You
‘Behind Blue Eyes’
‘You Better You Bet’
‘Won’t Get Fooled Again
‘The Kids Are Alright’
‘See Me Feel Me’
‘Listening To You’
‘Tea And Theatre’
Glastonbury festival-goers are now starting to make their way off Worthy Farm.
Head to NME.COM/festivals/glastonbury to relive the entire event.