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Thoroughly enthusiastic in Chiba

Deep Purple live at Makuhari Messe (Chiba, Japan 2018-10-14)

So DP started their Japanese tour yesterday at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba. I went to the meet&greet including a stage tour. I’m not a review writer, but I can tell you the set list and my impression of their first show:

1. Highway Star
2. Pictures of Home
3. Bloodsucker
4. Strange Kind of Woman
5. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
6. Uncommon Man
7. Lazy
8. Birds of Prey
9. Time for Bedlam
(keyboard solo)
10. Perfect Strangers
11. Space Trucking
12. Smoke on the Water
13. Hush
14. Black Night

The last 2 tunes were supposed to be for encore, but they actually did not go off the stage, and played the set throughout.

I must say that the audience, which included a lot of young people, were thoroughly enthusiastic for the new songs as well as the old ones. Each tune received a huge applause and the audience was up on their feet throughout the show. This is their only show in the Tokyo area, Chiba being right next to Tokyo. I cannot help but wish they will come back to do a concert in the Budokan.

I attached some pics but unfortunately not so great, as we did not have good seats. The closeup shots are from the screen. I also included some pics of their equipment from the stage tour. We have better seats in the other shows, so if my husband takes better pictures, I will send them later.

In the meantime, I noted kind of late that the [promoter’s] Udo site had some pre-concert messages from Ian Gillan.

Akemi Ono
Photo: Kei Ono

4 Comments to “Thoroughly enthusiastic in Chiba”:

  1. 1
    Eirik Solum says:

    They also played The Surprising?

  2. 2
    Ramon Peña says:

    Deep purple one of mi favorites band

  3. 3
    John says:

    Wish they played Birds Of Prey in the USA. Love that song.

  4. 4
    Kei Ono says:

    The Surprising was played, too. It is mistakenly dropped from the list above.

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