Want to be a substitute for another guy?




It ain't cheap. The Who has an auction underway at eBay for a fan who wants to pay to be a roadie for a day on during its U.S. tour. The bidding hit $20,000 after four days, and it could go higher by Sunday's cutoff.




The auction is for a good cause: Roger Daltrey is saving up for a villa in the south of France. No, no, that's just a joke. The auction is a fundraiser for the Santa Monica, Calif., nonprofit group called K9 Connection, which brings at-risk teenagers together with homeless dogs. The program shows the teens how to train the pooches in basic obedience, which makes the dogs more likely to be adopted while also imparting life lessons to the kids.




Speaking of basic obedience, here's what the lucky (and wealthy) winner of the "Be a Roadie for the Who" auction gets to do:




Start the day with a crew breakfast. Prepare the stage. Help with the load-in. See the show as the crew does. Meet and greet backstage with Roger Daltrey and other members of the band. Receive a videotaped memento of the your special day, including parts of the concert.




If you do win the auction, please don't drop Pete Townshend's guitar. He doesn't think breaking them is cool anymore.