MILANO FILAFORUM, 23 OTTOBRE, 2000
Here they are! For another BIGGGG show!!!!
I was in London in Sept, 1999 to see both the shows at the Royal Albert Hall. I could not miss the show in my own city. I must say, first of all, that the atmosphere was not the same. Maybe it was the venue, or maybe it was that it wasn't only "The Concerto", but a Tour!
But it was an amazing performance. Also, my wife Antonella (her first Deep Purple show) enjoyed the show!
Night's highlight: "Perfect Strangers": it's not my favourite but this time, with the orchestra, it was SUPERB. Very nice: "When A Blind Man Cries" (in a "Live At The Olympia" kind of sound). "Fools" also was very nice, even if the Steve Morse solo (great) was not very 'in' for the song.
Steve Morse played in a great way. I was in 7th row from the front, maybe 10 metres away. Amazing, absolutely. His hands fly on the guitar tab.
WHAT A PITY!!!!!!!!!!!
Lord, THE MAESTRO, splendid performance. The highlight of the night. For everyone.
What about Paicey? Very good amplification of his drums. And big power from him. Big job.
Also Roger, smiling as ever, (after Ritchie leaving), was in good sound.
More rock than in London, but it's OK.
After the gig, my friends and I met the band and Paul Mann at the Hotel. We now have pictures and signatures for ever....
Bye DP. See you soon.
Waiting for the new CD.