Really, I feel duty bound to report that no, contrary to cruel expectations, Deep Purple did NOT drop down dead on stage due to extreme age. Though some of the audience members seems to come close- as they staggered up the stairs of the Metro Centre in their wheelchairs – so cute.
What can I say? You know how these performers are. Amazing. Not much cult of personality going on, and obviously clueless where they were – “this place has nice vibes, people. Really great vibes. And now the Duke of Cambridge will perform”, but, musically? The music? Smoke on water? Perfect Stranger? Cold chilly British songs, the very best.
And then, it was all over so quickly.