15.10.00, Frankfurt, Germany
Christian Rutz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Just some thoughts of mine on the DP show in Frankfurt.
Sound: from my position not very good, way too loud, when the band was
playing the orchestra was barely audible and the sound in general was not
very clear, it was at times hard to hear the individual instruments.
Audience: I estimate 6000-7000 people, for a change everyone behaved well
during the concerto.
Sitting in a Dream
Love is All
Rainbow in the Dark
Wring that Neck
When a Blind Man cries
Ted the mechanic
Pictures of Home
Sometimes I feel like screaming
Smoke on the Water
The show lasted around 170 min.
Well, I won't bore you with details since the
coverage of the current tour has been exhaustive so just some special points
I noted down for myself.
The DIO-Songs: Rainbow in the Dark gained much imho with Jon's Hammond added,
though I liked Fever Dreams better when I saw Ronnie with his band.
Fools: I very appreciated Fools played live (first time for me) but I think
that Steve's guitar solo, though very good, is not consistent with the mood
of the song, to me it felt like two totally different pieces tacked together.
I hope he changes his part for the next time I'm going to see them.
When a blind man cries: A brilliant version.
Guitar String: Very pleasant surprise and I enjoyed this a lot.
Perfect Strangers: My personal highlight of the show, the song is powerful
as is and the orchestra added some extra punch. Absolutely amazing.
Black Night: Here my usual complaints about the setlist. I understand that
SotW has to be played, but why in all the world again BN?? I was a bit
annoyed last year when Seventh Heaven was replaced by BN, here I'm even
more confused since not a single song from Abandon was performed, not one.
Come on guys, the combination of SH and HS has worked good as encores the
few times I saw it performed, do me the favor.
That's about it, I'm looking forward to see the band again in Dortmund on 29.
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