04.10.00, Hell, Norway
Ian Parry-Jones, email@example.com
Well i was at the show, and have read the review..
The "journalist" used the headline "meaningless" which may describe his feelings about the show, but I'd guess that 95% of those who actually paid cash to be there would disagree.
My thoughts on the show?? Dio was excellent, Paicey's "Wring That Neck"
was again a highlight, as was Jon and Miller's performance of "Pictured
Within". Gillan was in good form, "fools" was astounding (first time I've
seen it live). I felt Jon was a little low in the mix, put he did some
sterling work. Morse was his usual brilliant self, just a shame that the
mix didn't allow the guitar/keyboard balance to shine... RG was steady as
a rock...the man is a real pro.
Compared to the two RAH gigs I saw last year then this was a slight
disappointment, mainly because the venue (an aircraft hangar!) didn't
really match the grandeur of the Albert Hall..
After the show a few of us were lucky enough to witness a real treat
at the Rica Hell Hotel..
The promoter of the show had booked a conferance room there to celebrate
his 40th birthday, he'd also hired the norwegian purple cover band
"elements"..after a short set by them (3 tracks) 5 gentlemen took
to the stage and performed an unrehearsed but wonderfully enjoyable
set of blues and rock'n'roll numbers..they played for between 60 and
90 minutes i'd guess but i was having so much fun i didn't look at my watch...
The band was:
I'll put som pictures up somewhere when I get them developed.
Time to get ready for the looong drive to Gothenburg!
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