Cyprus Mail reports:
Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu has invited president Nicos Anastasiades to attend the Deep Purple concert in the north together, as part of the confidence building measures.
Now we are talking! Two hours of head banging together will do more to united Cyprus than the last 40 years of talking.
I can almost smell the archive dust and old film on this video … Deep Purple’s classic “Lazy”, live from their Machine Head tour in 1972. Yup, that’s before I was even born.
Finally I got my act together and processed all the pictures. Out of 250 frames I selected 125. Mostly those are of Ian Gillan with a microphone. Steve Morse with his guitar and Don Airey up at his keyboards are the next most covered. Basist Roger Glover and drummer Ian Paice were on the other side of the stage, so their pictures aren’t as spectacular as of others, but I’ve go them covered anyway.
I’d like to thank Slava who started the whole argument with the security stuff and found out that it was OK to bring in the photo camera and that only video cameras were banned. If it wasn’t for him, I would leave my camera in the car and none of this pictures would have seen the light of the Web.
Without further a do…
Album location: /photos/2005/2005-07-15_Deep_Purple_in_Cyprus
This is just a quick note to let all of you know that Deep Purple really rocked today! The concert was superb and I think everyone loved it there. Many thanks to all involved. It was worth every penny and more.
I made around 250 pictures today so it will take me some time to sort them out and select the good ones. I did a quick overview and it seem there were a lot of nice shots. I will post all the pictures most probably by the end of the tomorrow. Stay tuned.
On the personal losses: my voice is gone. Again. I hope it will return in a couple of days. And all my muscles hurt. That’s from too much jumping. Especially with Slava’s 12 year old son on my shoulders. :)
Awesome. The whole thing was awesome!
Tickets for Deep Purple are available in Limassol. They are sold in the DVD club called Musical Paradise which is on Griva Digeni street, opposite Petrolina petrol station and Sigma bakery. Tickets are 25 CYP a piece. There is no seat, row or any other position marker on the ticket and all tickets are at the same price. The concert starts at 21:00 on Friday, July 15th 2005. Yes, this coming Friday!
I’ve got mine already. Next question is: How do I find that place in Nicosia (Eleftheria Stadium) where they will be performing? Is it that stadium at the entrance to the city?
Firstly, I wanted to let everyone know that I am planning to go to the concert. I’ll be ticket hunting during the coming week. Anyone else wants to go?
Secondly, I noticed a strange thing with Google. My blog comes out as the top first result for the query “deep purple cyprus“. I’ve seconded even the official Deep Purple website. Does anyone know how can I make any money out of it? Just kidding. No, actually, I am serious.
Thirdly, some humor regarding the upcoming concert. I’ve heard a few guys talking the other day:
Someone: Are you planning to go to the concert?
Someone else: I’d go only on one condition – that they won’t play “Smoke on the water”. I’ve heard it way too many times and I don’t want to hear it again.
Someone else else: I must be kidding me. They would be killed and tortured by the crowd in so many different creative ways if they won’t play “Smoke on the water”… I’m sure even they know it and they won’t risk it.
Yet another someone else: I’m sure half of that crowd would pay twice the price of the ticket to just hear “Smoke on the water” a couple of times and nothing else. All they want is to hear it from the original source for once.
That second guy: Oh, well. Tough luck than.
Yes, yes, yes. All those rumors from the last six month were actually true. The fathers of rock music – Deep Purple – are coming to Cyprus. They will be performing at Makarious Stadium in Nicosia on 15th July 2005.
Does anyone have any ideas about the tickets? Where can I buy one and how much will it cost? 80+ CYP seems like a standard entry-level charge, but I need someone to confirm.
Anyway, if you have any additional information about the event, please let me know via comments.