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Japan Tour 1973
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23 June, 1973
Hiroshima, Shi Kokaido
It was my first experience. My very first live rock concert was Deep Purple,
who were nearing the end of their Mark 2 era.
Nearly 30 years have passed since then, but the memory is still vivid. The furious
barrage of sounds, the hair-raising show... Nothing like listening to the records
on a crappy 2-channel system. This is it, this is the real thing.
I've since been to many dozens of concerts by various artists, but I can categorically
say that nothing was as brilliant as this one. Was it really over? It was such
an unbelievable sight for me.
P.S: Shi Kokaido (City Hall), was a tiny venue, with a capacity of less than
1,500. It has since been demolished.