Deep Purple in Concert in Munich, Germany
Deep Purple's concert at the Olympiahalle in Munich was one of the most amazing, and definitely most awsome live concerts I have ever experienced so far. And I definitely have to mention that the overwhelming success was also due to the perfect settings of light and sound. The roadies did a marvellous job, light and sound was perfectly adjusted and the accustics in this Munich concert hall is outstanding.
Here my sumary of the concert. The audience was in a great mood. There were no negative interruptions whatsoever even though one might have heard the contrary. Well, maybe because the concert took place in Bavaria which made it possible for Austrians, Swiss and Italians to participate, people from countries who are well behaved....
The musicians of the symphony orchester entered the stage at 08:05 pm, tuned their instruments and like 8 minutes after that, Jon Lord and Georg Ernescu arrived on stage. [You must mean Paul Mann, the conductor. Ed.] Jon Lord introduced himself, said hello to the audiance and informed us about the roots and origins of this performance - "The Concert For Group And Orchestra" which he composed 31 years ago.
1. "Pictured Within": Great performance by Miller Anderson.
Ian Gillan entered the stage.
7. "Fools": Unbelievable to hear Purple play this outstanding song once more after nearly 28 years!
I am sorry, if I am mixing up the following songs now, but this evening was such a great experience for me that I might have forgotten the right order...
8. "Ted The Mechanic": Heavy as always... Perfectly performed.
15. "Black Night": Sing-along by Steve Morse.
All in all an evening never to be forgotten in the history of music (an orchestra and a hard rock band playing absolutely perfectly together). The audience gave standing ovations nearly all the time. Deep Purple you are the best! Also the performance of the orchester was outstanding. Three hours and 10 minutes = 220 minutes live music as its best! It is very difficult to talk about this gigantic musical event. One had to be there to know what I mean.
Best regards from Kitzbühl, Austria,