Keith Moon

'Loads and loads of dust': The Who delivers a dry retread at Desert Trip

'Loads and loads of dust': The Who delivers a dry retread at Desert Trip

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,...

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