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Taipei: Good onstage interplay

It’s always nice to see the guys somewhere “exotic”.

Taipei Purple

I was a little shocked at the barn-like proportions of the venue, the Nangang Exhibition Centre, but as you can see from the photos, there was none of the sterility you might get in such a barn in Europe.

Great sound, interesting setlist and good onstage interplay as usual. The solos were good with Don’s usual local selection getting a rousing cheer from the crowd.

Good show chaps.

Dave Hodgkinson

See also Yangon’s photos.

13 Comments to “Taipei: Good onstage interplay”:

  1. 1
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Great photos!!! Thanks!

  2. 2
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Did try, as usual, some tubes of the mentioned gig.

    First I found was “Perfect Strangers” which reminded me of the fact that the quality of a recording/filming often makes a big difference.
    Kinda enjoyed, espescially Dons dominance in the mix.
    Almost inaudible and just “being there” is a good thing for Steve.

    The other tubes…..

    I soon got bored but thats partially my personal reaction ofcourse.

    I can understand why certain people like to hear these songs.

    Wish Ian would skip trying to scream, its painful.
    Without it “its not that bad at all if one takes in regard the age thing”, IMO.

    Last weekend I received by mail order the VINYL of Rainbows “Live In Munich 1977.

  3. 3
    Rascal says:

    The band sound in fine form. Gillan is impressive!

    17 years of fun, smiling, and impressive cohesion. SM / DA thankfully revistalise the old stuff, give it life, and deliver it so well…….

  4. 4
    james jay says:

    @2 i agree with the screaming. there is no need for it anymore. songs sound terrific w/out it. plus, Ian should save his voice. he really has a unique sounding set of pipes.

  5. 5
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Hey Moderators…why do you post these “Reviews” here on the ‘Blog/News’ section???? It unnecessarily clutters this section and pushes old news material out of list too quickly…. Isn’t there a ‘Tour Review’ section for this??????

    Just sayin’


  6. 6
    T says:

    Nice finish on Steve’s guitar. Great color with that binding.

  7. 7
    Nick Soveiko says:


    get your bearings straight. this post is in the tour reviews section.

  8. 8
    HZ says:

    If there was only some creativity instead of fun and smiling and playing MkII.

  9. 9
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Nick, my bearings are straight. My question is again….

    “why do you post these “Reviews” here on the ‘Blog/News’ section???? It unnecessarily clutters this section and pushes old news material out of list too quickly….”

    My point is exactly as I expressed. Putting these Reviews in the NEWS section, takes up unnecessary space and pushes previous NEWS issues off of the Main Page. Yes, I know we can go and search for some of the NEWS/Blogs for further discussion, but why push issues off the main page when there is still discussion. Especially since as you stated, these reviews are already posted in the Tour Review section????

    Seems pretty simple and clear a question to me….and Straight Forward…


  10. 10
    Nick Soveiko says:

    > Nick, my bearings are straight.

    don’t think so 😉

    > Putting these Reviews in the NEWS section, takes up unnecessary space and pushes previous NEWS issues off of the Main Page.

    the reviews were always in the ‘reviews’ section. just like news were always in ‘news’ and blog posts always in ‘blog’. if you scroll up, you’ll see that this post says ‘filed under 2010 Tours’ in the fine print. an in the navigation menu on the right it’s listed under ‘reviews’.

    all of them (news, reviews, and blog) are announced on the front page, and have been for the past 5 years or so. and if you feel like you need to follow a particular discussion that has been pushed off the front page, you can find it in the short news (left column on the front page) or subscribe to the RSS feed for comments.

    hope this helps.

  11. 11
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Nick, I have to disagree here. On the left side there used to be NEWS and Upcoming Tours. In the Middle is as it has been….a few snippets of All things such as Tour/News/Reviews, etc. The Right side has all the subjects broken down for access. Now on the left, you have combined the News and Reviews together and for whatever reason 2 sections that are comprised of the same subject….”Upcoming Events” and “Purple Calendar New”, which are both pertaining to future Concert Dates…..

    This isn’t a complaint. You guys do a great job with this site and the effort is well appreciated. This is only an Observation regarding the Clutter that could trimmed down and made a little more efficient IMHO.


  12. 12
    BlackSparrow says:

    tell me this aint the rapture of the deep tour part twenty. the pictures look good there dave. like the shirt gillan is wearing. looks better than the shirt he was wearing out here at pacific ampitheater. glad he did not tear up the vocal chords like coverdale did last year. the drummer still has some awesome skills guess they skipped china on the world tour way back in 73.

  13. 13
    George Fotis says:

    What happened with the Bankok show? Was it safe for the band to be in the country that day. Would have hated something to have happened to them. That gig should have been cancelled .

    After hearing the terrible news about Dio , was thinking today life is to short, who would have expected that.

    It’s time for Ian G & Ritchie to become friends again & stop acting like kid’s. Get Jon in & do a one off tour or album. Give Steve a break, then bring back Steve & Don & resume with the good work.

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