Deep Purple @ Volkswagenhalle Braunschweig

December 5th, 2010

Ian  Gillan Deep Purple

Ian Gillan Deep Purple

Deep purple was rocking the house. This was one of the loudest rock shows I have been in the last years. The huge subwoofers together with some normal speakers on top where blowing directly in your brain while working in the photo pit. Even while using ear plugs I had the feeling that my ears where drilled through.

Anyway… Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paiste and Don Airey still know how to rock the audience especially when it comes to Purple classics. Highlight to me was the solo part of Don Airey when he pulled all registers (in the best meaning of the word) of his Hammond B3 and his Moog Synthie and his other keyboards. That reaches from space to classic up to a rendition of the German anthem.

While the light qualitiy was a bit tricky due to often changing light patterns and spot lights that mixed kind of purple with bright white light some images turned out very well (see below).

The equipment I used was a Nikon D700 and mainly the 24-70mm 2.8 and  70-200mm 2.8 Nikon zooms.

For more images have a look to the following slideshow or find more details here:  2010-11-24 Deep Purple Braunschweig

2010-11-24 Deep Purple Braunschweig – Images by Rüdiger Knuth

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