I got into Tommy about ten months ago. I'm a big fan of the show Home Movies and they had done a parody of Tommy entitled Timmy (http://homemovies.toonzone.net/Tempora
But then I decided to download a few songs from it. The movie had creeped me out like hell, but hey, the music wasn't that bad. I think the first song I downloaded was Pinball Wizard, the Elton John version. And I actually liked it a lot (I was too freaked out while watching the movie to really appreciate the music). So I kept downloading the music. I started to really like it. I still had no idea how it ended though. No video rental places had it so finally I got the brilliant idea to borrow it from the library. This time I knew the story pretty well but it still freaked me out. And I finally got to see the ending and it pissed me the hell off. No closure at all. But then I found out it had been turned into a Broadway musical back in the early nineties. I went to buy the CD but it was something like $49.99. I decided to just download it (Bad Lina! Bad!). Let's just say I liked the Broadway version a lot better. Not only were the characters a lot more likeable and realistic, but it also gave me closure at the ending. Sadly I haven't seen it performed live yet.
And that's how I got into Tommy. Haha, sorry, I didn't intend it to be so long!