This is a one of a kind, once in a lifetime experience for a fan of The Who – get up in the morning and join the road crew as they assemble and prepare the stage and the venue for the band’s performance.
A new online auction is giving a fan the chance to spend the day working with the crew as a “roadie”, helping assemble the stage, organising and preparing for The Who Quadrophenia show on Saturday, June 15 at O2 in London.
The winner will have a bird’s-eye view of how a huge rock show is assembled from that unique vantage point: not just behind the stage, but actually right there in the middle of it.
The winner will be given a videotape of the day’s activities to keep as a memento, and have a chance to interact with band members. The winner will be given some souvenir special guitar picks, and have a photograph taken with Roger Daltrey or Pete Townshend — or if they are around, both together!
No singing required!
Winner needs to be over 18, physically fit, and is expected to conduct themselves in a discreet fashion as a member of the road crew from morning until after the show and all of the gear is loaded up in the trucks. The winner will be insured along with the crew and any info needed by the insurance company will be required.
The auction supports the Brain Tumour Research Campaign, and kicks off May 9 and runs until May 19. It can be accessed here.
The Brain Tumour Research Campaign was started in 2004 by Wendy Fulcher who lost her husband to a brain tumour. Their vision is to raise public awareness of the urgent need for brain tumour research, to lead a fundraising campaign to support research into and treatment of brain tumours, and to assist the emergence of the UK’s first multi-disciplinary Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence at Charing Cross Hospital in West London. Find out more here.