Sweden Rock Festival June 12th 99
Just back from a little trip to Sweden and Denmark to see a couple of Purple gigs.
"Sweden Rock Festival" was a great festival, indeed. First time I've been there and the vibe was excellent! Next year I'll join both days.
Saturday was Purpleday. Fantastic warm up by Dio. Didn't have that much belief in his act after having bought the live cd, but I was put to shame! Great, great gig with "Stargazer" as the biggest surprise. Just fantastic. Do _not_ miss out on this show!
With Purple just having had 3 nights off, my hopes for a Gillan on top form were big. He did not let us down. The setlist was the same as before:
The Boys are back in Town
Show lasted 1h 50 min. About 15000-20000 in the crowd. I barely survived right in front of the stage, only a few meters from Gillan, Glover and Morse.
"Boys Back" was only first verse and chorus.
Only one encore. Gillan could very well have pulled off a fantastic Seventh Heaven this night. Someone else must have been tired. Beats me.
Morse was great as always. His guitarsound has gotten pretty dirty by now, which is a good thing.
My voice is still recovering. My neck still hurts. My pants will never recover, nor will my shoes.