The Who Live at Leeds
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The beginning - 14/02/70
The plan - 06/07/05The return - 16/07/06

The return

The Who live"It's so great to be back. I haven't been here for ages and I love it in Leeds. This is the perfect, perfect venue to start this tour, I’m so happy.”
Pete Townshend

“I have never taken drugs (despite being offered them many times when assisting bands) but I think that I now know what a ‘high’ must be like. Colleagues suggest that I will have calmed down by Christmas and I simply ask which Christmas”
John Standerline (Ents committee 1970)

At last! The day of the concert had finally arrived and the campus was buzzing with anticipation.

Desperate to be at the front of the stage as their heroes took to the stage that evening, their die-hard fans started queuing as early 10am.

The television trucks started to roll in just before noon. The story received incredible international coverage from Newsnight, The Times, the Independent and the Observer, to name but a few. Sky News reported live outside the Refectory from 12pm and running regular updates all through the day.

For the university staff who had spent months planning and preparing every detail of the event, this was the day to enjoy the fruits of their labour. And what a day it would be.

The set list


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