Saturday, November 13, 2010
Concert -- Deep Purple
January 20, 1985
Convention Center Arena
Opening act: Giuffria
This was the tour supporting Deep Purple's highly successfully (and very tasty) Perfect Strangers album. An awesome concert that was filled with smoke, lasers, classic DP, and raucous new music, and the re-formed group really made the arena shake that cold winter night with their rough rock 'n' roll.
So, I wondered afterward, what the hell was this? Giuffria? Really? In no way did their musical style fit the tone of the evening.
I was beginning to get disillusioned with my favorite bands. I was beginning to think that these headline acts just didn't know how to pick an opening act worth anything.