concert ∙ Deep Purple 2012 · Victoria BC

In photography by webmeister Bud

Dun, dun, DUN! Dun, dun, DUNAAAN! </smokeonthewater>

20120228 - Deep Purple-black & whiteTop photo (Ian Gillan)
Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
97 mm · 1/160 s · f/3.5 · ISO 800
Bottom photo (Steve Morse)
Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
10 mm · 1/125 s · f/3.5 · ISO 800

They may look like a bunch of old guys, but several thousand head banging, metal horn waving, raspy-throat screaming fans would beg to differ with you.

Deep Purple played the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre this past weekend and, while I’ve seen more active crowds at concerts, I’m not sure I’ve heard more passion.

Victoria loves it some Deep Purple, and no mistake.

A very atypical shot of guitarist Steve Morse at the bottom, but its atypicalityishness really stuck out with me, so I went with it.