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Oslo 9th November 2017

Back in 1993, at the age of seven, my daddy brought my little brother and myself to Oslo. Wearing the worlds largest jacket, I got earmuffs at size of my thigh and placed at a chair in the middle of Oslo Spectrum. I was about to see my first concert with Deep Purple.
Since then I`ve been back to see the band, who has formed most of my musical childhood, 10 times. We have seen Ritchie Blackmore drifting his own way, replaced by Steve Morse.
We have said goodbye to the late Jon Lord (RIP), and whished Don Airey welcome. I named my first car “Highway star” to honor this lads and my little brother was humming “Smoke on the water” before he could talk.
Yesterday I attended my tenth, and probably the last Purple-concert. It was great.
The same crowd of middle-aged men without rhythm, kids who recently discovered new heroes and old rockers with messed up bear and worn t-shirts made the atmosphere electric.
Don Airey earned a place in my, at the time, 16 year old heart by playing four excerpt from Peer Gynt, and made the basis of eternal admiration by playing the same piece this time.

The guys on stage is in their 60-70tees, but my god what a concert. I can only kneel down and pray to any Rock-God that I will be in the same shape when I pass 70.

Thank you guys! I promise: I will brainwash any kid in my immediate vicinity with your music for many years

Pia Dahlen



10 Comments to “Oslo 9th November 2017”:

  1. 1
    Klavs Kjærsgaard says:

    made my eyes water, you rock.

  2. 2
    Lev Kalman says:

    Lucky. I’ve listened to boots of every show on the 1993 tour and Oslo may be the best show of them all.

  3. 3
    Martin Ashberry says:

    Your daddy was 7 in 1993 and took you to a gig? Wow! Cool!

  4. 4
    Svein Knausen says:

    I was there

  5. 5
    Steven Bellis says:

    You were a lucky lad😎

  6. 6
    Noe Nunez says:

    I know exactly what you experienced , I have seen the current Deep Purple lineup countless times here in the US (my home for the last 25 years) some incredible shows for sure, but 3 years ago I traveled to northern Mexico to see DP play in “Chihuahua “, at a world class event center packed with 8000 people , regardless of age the crowd stood up the entire show and those of us in the first 18 20 rows were jumping and singing like there was no tomorrow, and of course the band noticed it right away and in return everyone one of them played at their best. One special night to remember

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    Hårstad Roy A says:

    I was there, age 24! Best concert I’ve ever been to!

  8. 8
    Ole Jørgen Jacobsen says:

    I’ve been to hundreds of concerts. The one in 1993 with Deep Purple is in the top 3. Fantastic!

  9. 9
    Ole Jørgen Jacobsen says:

    I do think the were back in 1972 shape again in 1993. Maybe the chemestry was bad, but chemestry it was! They were on fire. Blackmore left the day after in Helsinki – but the whole band stood applauding him after his fantastic solo om Anya. Great memories.

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    Kenn says:

    My first car was called Smoke Under The Bonnet.

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