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October 23, 2016
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‘Don’t rain on my parade!’

Backed by a large orchestra, the Deep Purple Experience was enhanced to a new level.

Building to their best known anthem, “Smoke on the Water,” Deep Purple clearly had their “eye on the target” and the crowd went wild as they performed with an electric energy that had the group once dubbed “the loudest rock band in the world.” The incredible acoustics at Bethel Woods were showcased by the band’s expertise and experience (possibly a bit mellowed over the years), so my ear drums were not injured during the show. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to experience Deep Purple and prove that (along with thousands of die-hard fans) “nobody, no nobody, is gonna rain on my parade.”