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The Who by Patrick Harbron
Photographer: Patrick Harbron
Location: Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Buffalo, NY
Date: December 4, 1979
"The Who played Cincinnati December 3rd and 11 fans were trampled to death while rushing into the Riverfront Coliseum for the show. News of the tragedy was kept from the band until after the concert. They decided to continue the tour and Buffalo was the next stop. Shooting this show was more difficult for me than usual because of the heavy, last minute security. I only discovered this image in my negatives a couple of years ago. I think it shows the anger and frustration Townshend must have been feeling while he performed."