Bill sent this report about an incident in New York 1979. Does anyone know the date of the show in September 1979?
Among the several Who shows I attending in the late 70′s and early 80′s, I was in Madison Square Garden, NYC–USA in 1979. Sorry, I don’t remember which specific night, but what is of interest to me is the incident that I witnessed that night.
Sitting in the first row of the 2nd level, stage right literally viewing right down the front of the stage from overhead. Excellent viewing vantage. Roger was very upset with a fan he perceived to be a ‘bully’. After some words and an ‘intervention’ from the road crew, Roger ultimately wound up in the seats ‘dealing’ with the surly fan.
It was a vivid event, I know I did not imagine, it cause quite a commotion and involved a ‘punch’ Roger threw at the guy.
I’m in search of corroboration of this memory from many years ago. fyi–the guys also had a ‘pie-fight’ on stage that night, a bit of fun and perhaps ‘release’. As always, I thoroughly enjoyed the show but would love to hear someone else say that they too remember this incident with Roger and that fan.