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The Who's Pete Townshend walks off stage during encore
Nov. 3, 2012, 12:08 PM EST
Rocker Pete Townshend's hearing problems wrecked the
opening night of The Who's first North American tour in four years in Florida on
Thursday -- the guitar great marched offstage during the encore.
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Townshend appeared to be far from happy with the sound and simply
walked off without notice in the middle of a rendition of "You Better You
Fans heard him yelling "too loud" while pointing at monitors onstage before
walking off, and he didn't return to wrap up the gig with "Baba O'Riley," which
bandmate Roger Daltrey and the rest of the group, including Townshend's brother
Simon, performed without the guitarist.
Simon Townshend took to Twitter.com after the show and wrote, "Pete walked
off tonight because it was too loud. Was a good show but had some technical