By ADRIAN TAHOURDIN
It was a farewell tour, a swansong, a celebration of fifty years in the music business. And as I had never seen The Who live I didn’t want to miss it. Having two days earlier heard a sublime performance of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht by the Sussex-based string sextet Ensemble Reza (that’s the kind of eclectic guy I am), I wandered along to the soulless concrete bowl that is the O2 Arena. There, in residence for two nights, were the veterans Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, and their younger band members (including the guitarist Simon Townshend, younger brother of Pete). They made sure they left us something to remember them by.