[ d e e p P u r . p l e ) The Highway Star

Concise and to the point

Just got back from the gig in Minneapolis. First, 20 min of some local guy (a few blues songs), then about an hour of Ted Nugent (very loud and very tasteless - just my opinion, no offense please). Then Deep Purple:

"Woman From Tokyo"
"Ted The Mechanic"
"No One Came"
"Pictures Of Home"
"Perfect Strangers"
"When A Blind Man Cries"
Steve's intro "Smoke On The Water"
"Highway Star" (Encore)

Brilliant performance targeting American audience: Almost without any improvisation, but everything was done perfectly. Big Ian was in perfect shape - his voice sounded terrific! Steve was amazing, solid Roger's work, unforgettable Jon's organ and wonderful drumming from Paicey (as usual).

Of course I was disappointed by such a short set without "Speed King" and any new songs, but I guess everything was done right: A predominantly Nugent/Skynyrd audience met DP with their good old hits, very warm and everybody was staying in good mood during the performance.

I ignored Lynyrd Skynyrd and left Target Center immediately after Purple's gig end (I guess LS are playing there right now).


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