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Honour to be there


I was there.. I saw them live!!! The fact that Deep Purple selected India among all countries in Asia to be a part of their Rapture of the Deep promotional tour was a major surprise by itself. Once we got to know of it, there was no question at all. Tickets were booked promptly and off we went. Till the moment they appeared on stage, anyone could have convinced me that it was a hoax. It is not everyday that one of the pioneers of rock make tours, considering that the average age of the band is 60. We saw glimpses of Ian Gillan walking across the stage and it was reassuring. Once they kicked it off, the pace was electric. The more popular numbers were held back for the end. Things I never said, Into the fire, Rapture of the deep, When a blind man cries, Wrong man, Space Truckin’ were all there. Interspersed were eccentric solos from Steve Morse and Don Airey. Then they rounded it off with Highway Star, Smoke on the Water, Hush and Black Night. Two hours whizzed past like twenty minutes.. What an evening!!! Was a privilege to watch the legends in action.

PS: I had promised to post this earlier. But I had to hold it back to appease my buddy laziness.

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Fat man……..

Dont want to be a fat man,
People would think that I was
Just good fun.

Too much to carry around with you,
No chance of finding a woman who
Will love you in the morning and all the night time too.

I seen the other side to being thin.
Roll us both down a mountain
And Im sure the fat man would win.

— Courtesy: ‘Fat man’ by Jethro Tull

A tribute to / criticism of my expanding waistline!!!!!!

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