It was bound to happen eventually.
After two nights of strong performances by the likes of Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones, time finally caught up with one of the classic-rock acts at Desert Trip when the Who opened the festival’s final evening with an uninspiring set that felt like little more than a dry retread of long-gone glories.
“It’s not a desert so much as just dust,” guitarist Pete Townshend said at one point as he looked out on the drought-parched festival grounds. “Loads and loads of dust.”
You can see where I’m going with this.
OK, so the Who — which is to say: Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey,...