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I have been a fan since In Rock, but this was my first opportunity to see the band live. I was sitting at a table right in front of the stage so I can give you a very up close account, will not include the set list as others have done that.

I am also a drummer and looked at the concert from a mostly musical perspective. The show was fantastic though not perfect. You could tell the fellows had taken a break from the European tour.

Gillan said that he was forgetting words to songs, went backstage to remember lyrics, couldn’t hit some high parts of songs (let’s face it, even at 62, he can sing rings around most of the ‘great’ singers that are out now) and Glover made a mistake on one song, Space Truckin’, other than that, just smoking.

Paice was flawless, as were Morse and Airey, although I agree with a previous reviewer, he sort of just played Lord’s stuff without adding much of his own groove to it (Airey was awesome with Rainbow in the early 1980’s).

I have loved this band for almost 40 years and it was a show that I will never forget, I took my brother and sons and it will be one of the highlights of my concert attendances in my life.


Doug Frierson

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