Review: Deep Purple, 04/06/1999 Heppenheim
I'm just back from the show in Heppenheim.
I'll make this a short one, I have to catch some sleep before I'm back on the road to the next show in Weissenfels.
It was an Open Air [venue], around 3000 People, weather was lousy (lots of rain).
Support was "Paddy goes to Hollyhead" which played for half an hour.
From my point the sound wasn't too good, too much bass and a little bit muddled.
I'll run this down by the songs they played.
The set (prepare for several surprises):
Ted the mechanic
Strange kind of woman
Bludsucker Nice and heavy.
69 (oh yes, I've been waiting for this for so long)
Woman from Tokyo
Sometimes I feel like screaming (yes!)
Watching the sky
Smoke on the water
A quick rundown by persons: Big Ian was in top form, Steve must have been on speed or something, you couldn't watch as fast as his fingers moved, little Ian solid and powerful as ever, Roger's bass tight and to the point as always, Jon with lots and lots of energy.
One of the best shows of the current tour...