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mexicanfloydian
10-29-2005, 01:09 PM
The concert was originally going to be thursday, but Ian Gillan got sick, and the show was moved to Friday.

I arrived to the Plaza de Toros at 6:30 P.M. to get a good place. And I did, I was in third row. The opening band was Unchained. I've never heard of them before. I think they are local, because they speak spanish. Anyway, they play something like Metallica meets Judas priest. They played 2 original songs and 2 covers : Judas priest's Nightcrawler and Acdc's You shook me all night long.

At 9:00 P.M. Deep purple finally came out. They opened with Fireball. Then Ian Gillan said he was sorry for cancelling thursday's show. And then continued playing . They played a couple songs from the album that's coming out in January, which by the way, are really good.

The set list was something like this:
( Not in the right order, except for the first and last song)

Fireball
Strange kind of woman
Demon's eye
Wrong man
Song I didn't know
Kiss tomorrow goodbye
Another song I didn't know
Long guitar solo
band Improvisation
Highway star
Title song from the new album
Keyboard solo
Band improvisation
Smoke on the water

encore

band improvisation
Lazy
bass solo
Black night

The set list was rather short, they played only like 1 hour and a half. The solos and improvisations were kinda long. The one the audience liked the most was the keyboard solo, it was something like this:
Mr. crowley intro
classical piano song
Scales and solos and stuff
la cucaracha, which made the audience laugh
star wars main theme
classical piano song

They played awesome, but they missed classic songs like Hush, Space truckin, kentucky woman, child in time etc.
Overall, the concert was 4/5.

the2stranger
10-29-2005, 01:23 PM
sounds awesome :D
I wish I was there

BludgeonySteve
10-29-2005, 01:34 PM
No Child in Time? :(

blue3
10-29-2005, 04:25 PM
Sounds good. I can't remember the setlist when I saw them..

mexicanfloydian
10-29-2005, 09:29 PM
No Child in Time? :(

Yeah I know, it's my fave deep purple song. Maybe Ian can't sing it anymore, or couldnt sing it because he was recovering from an illness.

Britton
10-29-2005, 09:30 PM
So you got to see Deep Purple...that's great man.

I almost saw them about 5 years ago

mexicanfloydian
10-29-2005, 09:31 PM
So you got to see Deep Purple...that's great man.

I almost saw them about 5 years ago

Was blackmore with them?
The new guitar player is aweome, but no one can take the place of blackmore.

blue3
10-29-2005, 10:16 PM
Blackmore wasn't with them 5 years ago..

mexicanfloydian
10-29-2005, 11:38 PM
I know but it could have been some sort of reunion tour or something.

Britton
10-29-2005, 11:39 PM
No he wasn't

that's the main reason I didn't go

temporary
10-31-2005, 12:54 PM
Wow, you're very lucky. Shame they didn't play Child in Time, Blood Sucker or Space Truckin' though. Fireball sounds like a good opener.

Dragon_Prince
11-06-2005, 06:31 AM
No Hush and Child In Time, I hope they play those when I come there

shane
11-06-2005, 06:37 PM
when i saw em they played perfect strangers and knocking at the back door, my 2 favorite purple songs, steve morse was awesome, i remember him doing a long patriotic solo and the keyboard player doing the star wars theme, but i still like joe satriani better

steve morse is way better than richie blackmore, but i like em both