I found this on Pete's website (I think it was written by someone else very shortly after the concert):
As most of you would already have seen the band played two songs at tonights Live 8 concert at Hyde Park in London.
With Rabbit and Simon joined by Steve White on drums and Damon Minchella on bass (both from Paul Weller's band) the band powered their way through Who Are You and Won't Get Fooled Again in front of an estimated 200,000 fans.
The show, inevitably, over ran and the band went on 75 minutes after their scheduled time and I know from the emails I received this morning that some people had to leave to make their transport links and so missed the band both on stage and on TV. That's very disappointing but I hope soon you'll be able to see a recording of the event either on TV or on DVD. I've also had a couple of emails asking why the band's performance was shown on the screens in black and white as opposed to everyone else being shown in colour and whether that was a technical problem. I have asked and Tom Kenny, the band's lighting director has told me that it was a deliberate decison on the band's part to give a more sombre look to the show.
It was nice to catch up with some of the Who's crew from previous tours who were out with other bands - Yard, Danny and Andy in particular.
Since the majority of you would have seen the performance though I won't bore you with my thoughts but I thought you might enjoy some exclusive photos from the event.The photos are a bit Pete heavy because it was difficult getting a good shooting position because of all the TV cameras and it was difficult to get Roger in them but I hope you'll enjoy them. I didn't take any video because I assumed that most of you would have had access to the show via TV and it was nigh on impossible to point a camera backstage without someone putting a hand in front of the lens!
I had an email this morning asking where Zak and Pino were. Both had gigs lined up before Live 8 was announced and it was impossible to accomodate both. Zak was playing with Oasis in Manchester and Pino is in Japan playing with Jeff Beck.