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Watson for Purple at Frisco

All in all, a pretty good show. The sound didn’t really grab me right off the bat. First four songs were kept a little brief as they really did play a long set.

I had resigned myself to the new material being scarce, and yet to my surprise we got Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye. Lazy and Knocking may have been a little later in the set than how I have it listed here. At any rate, they surprised the hell out of me by including Speed King in full fashion with bass solo, drum solo (including the one handed roll demo), organ/guitar trades and of course Ian’s R&R medley which included “I got a Woman”, “Sweet Dreams Baby” and “High School Hop”.

They had a day’s rest and I think the ticket sales took up to the day of to get close to a full house, so maybe they really felt they had to a little bit for this SF crowd to remember so as to possibly return some day. I Hope.

I’ve seen them a good many times and this was one of the better balcony seats I’ve had. But I was to the side of the PA and that could have been why the vocals were a little crowded by the heavy bass sound for the first half of the set .Things did hit stride about the time they got to Lazy.

Ian Paice is still one of the most consistent drummers on the planet. I didn’t think the guitar sound had a great ring to it but Steve’s Contact Lost segment went very well. He also brought out Jeff Watson from Night Ranger, and let him take most of the solo on “Smoke”. And he did it very nicely.

They did an hour and 45 minutes so you can’t say we didn’t get a big set. They all played their asses off.

A good time was had by all.

Pictures of Home
Things I Never Said
Into The Fire
Strange Kind of Woman
Rapture Of The Deep
Kiss tomorrow Goodbye
Knocking At Your Back Door
Contact Lost
guitar solo
Well Dressed Guitar
keyboard solo
Perfect Strangers
Space Truckin’
Highway Star
Smoke On The Water
Speed King

Mr P the DP fan

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