The Amazing One Day Festival!
Jun 3 2007
On Saturday June 2nd The Rose Bowl staged The One Day Festival, one of the most anticipated music events of the summer.
The Rose Bowl was bathed in glorious summer sunshine all day. Music fans started to turn up from noon to make a full day of the event. The first band to perform was Hot Club de Paris, followed by Shack. Both the crowd and the atmosphere were building by the time The Magic Numbers took to the stage. In the warm summer evening everyone was looking forward to The Who’s performance of their World Tour 2007. The tour will eventually visit 14 countries and 28 cities but this was the evening for The Who to rock The Rose Bowl.
They certainly didn’t disappoint with the crowd jumping to over two hours of great hits from their back catalogue and new critically acclaimed mini rock opera ‘Wire & Glass’ and new studio album ‘Endless Wire’. The biggest cheers came from the classics, Substitute, My Generation, Who Are You? and Tommy.
Two huge replay screens ensured everyone in the arena didn’t miss a second of The Who’s amazing high energy performance. After 40 years of rocking Roger Daltrey and Peter Townsend are still in their element. The audience were with band all the way and the atmosphere was truly electric.
At the end of the concert the crowd quickly dispersed from the arena in to the night. A combination of effective road management measures and 48 shuttle buses resulted in a swift journey home for everyone.
A gallery of One Day Festival photographs will be online soon.
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“It was absolutely brilliant!! This was the first outdoor concert that we have been to, but The Rose Bowl is superb for that kind of event, and I'm sure we will go again. The weather was perfect, as was the organisation, we had an effortless shuttle from Parkway and back again, and I think the Rose Bowl should be congratulated on the smooth running.”
Diana and Alan Farrow, Eastleigh.