The Who received generous reviews for yesterday's Super Bowl halftime concert—apparently, the nostalgia factor prevailed. I wish I could say I enjoyed the performance, but I found the band to be a pale shadow of its former self. Given that I never liked the original group that much in the first place, I suppose it's not surprising that I felt almost embarrassed for Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend last night. The light show that accompanied their music way out-dazzled the aging rock stars.
But if it's celebrity The Who were after, I guess they achieved that—Super Bowl XLIV was the most watched television event in history, surpassing even the series finale of M*A*S*H. So, last night's audience was surely the band's biggest ever. In case you missed the show, you can check it out here, in two parts. You be the judge.