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

Concertreview Deep Purple at Ahoy Rotterdam Netherlands Oct. 12, 1998

Support act Saxon played from 20.00 until 20.55. They didn't impress me. Why didn't we have Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Dream Theater as during the American leg of the tour?!

At 21.17 Deep Purple entered the stage with an AMAZING ABANDON CONCERT. They where playing with lots of enthousiasm. Ian was singing and screaming the whole concert. Steve played lots of solos just like Jon. Ian was thundering on his drums. Roger did some solid bassplaying.

The setlist
Ted the Mechanic
Strange kind of woman
Pictures of Home
Almost Human
Woman from Tokyo
Watching the Sky (Best track from brilliant Abandon album)
Any Fule Know That
Steve Morse solo (7 minutes)
Smoke On The Water
Jon Lord solo (3 minutes)
Perfect Strangers
Speed King with Ian Paice solo and solos from Roger and Ian and strong fight between the keyboards from Jon and the guitar from Steve (fantastic!)

Black Night
Highway Star

The concert ended at 23.07 hrs.
Once again what a great concert. See them if you can.

Harold van Zessen
Karen Bandstra
Timon van Zessen
Els de Ruiter

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