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New York: The hall was packed and the crowd very enthusiastic!

Ian got everyone going with Into the Fire and Woman from Tokyo, such great material. Steve’s guitar solo was sublime, ethereal, and the crowd loved it. Don Airy was awesome on Lazy.

Steve and Don have really come into their own, and seem to enjoy the spotlight compared to six years ago at Jones Beach.

Highway Star, which is really Roger’s moment to shine, got everyone on their feet. It was great to see him prowl the stage all the way from far left to far right, looking every bit as energetic as say, Mick Jagger. Everyone was standing now and stayed on their feet through Space Truckin’ and Smoke On the Water.

I noticed that the set was a shorter version of Made in Japan, the bands best live LP, missing only Child in Time and the Mule. Ian Paice made up for it with his drum solo in Hush. The crowd definitely wanted more!

The Japanese and German fans I met reminded me of the global appeal this band had and still has! The band and crowd seemed to have much more fun than during the 1991 reunion with Ritchie and a different singer at the same venue.

Keep coming back!

Jim Ayer

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