Yes, because while outside the gates a torrential rain falls on Parmawithin the Palaraschi Rock with a capital R is on stage, the kind that burns, the kind that ignites. The 4,000 fans who filled the Palazzetto responded enthusiastically to an extraordinary performance by Gillan and associates, for what appeared to be a real event for the city. A varied audience, from teenagers to long-time rockers, literally went crazy with a well-balanced setlist of old favourites and more recent tracks from albums such as 'Rapture of the Deep' e The Battle Rages on'.
The Palaraschi is a spectacle during 'Perfect Strangers', 'Fireball', 'Highway Star', 'Smoke on the Water'.
Particularly engaging was the guitar solo by Steve Morse one of the most moving moments of the entire evening, before an encore by 'Black Night' practically announced by the audience themselves, complete with the intonation of the opening riff
I Deep Purple restart tomorrow from Palermo for the second leg of the tour. Last tickets available.
The Parma line-up:
Pictures of Home
Things I Never Said
The Battle Rages on
Strange Kind of Woman
Rapture of the Deep
Well Dressed Guitar
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Smoke on the Water
A big applause was given to the support group, the The Teachers, of Niccolò Bossini, who confirmed yesterday that they have built up an excellent following in the land of Emilia.
Photos by Jarno