Well, we had a blast last night at Jane Doe, celebrating the legacy of Deep Purple. The place was half full at 19.00 when the party kicked off (which is unusual such early on I hear) and well before midnight it was just packed with people that wanted to enjoy some decent music in good company.
Five DJ´s had been invited and they all came along – Lars Ericsson, Staffan Eriksson, Jonas Öhlund, Björn Höglund and Michael “Mojo” Nilsson. Together, taking turns, they provided with seven hours of Purple Family music that went by quicker than I thought was possible. Jonas celebrated the legacy of Tommy Bolin between 21.00 and 22.00, playing everything from Billy Cobham, James Gang, Alphonse Mouzon to Purple and solo stuff. It went down very well.
I had a good time chatting to people and giving out the accumulated presents – the CD´s, DVD´s, books etc. To some this was a highly unexpected bonus. Others knew it was coming. A friend of mine overheard somebody say “Is it always this good at Jane Doe?”.
There were no speaches or anything, just great music from the greatest musical family that rock has ever seen. It was nice to just be part of it all, to leave 99% of the music that was presented to the DJ´s. They seemed to have had a ball as well, I think we were all brothers and sisters of rock last night.
There will be a photographic record of this night in RETROFUTURE 7 next year. This is all part of me wanting to end proceedings in a nice way.
I would like to thank the good people at Jane Doe for allowing us to have had this party at their establishment. Also, a big thank you to the DJ´s and to Seth Nilsson and Martin Andersson.
I hope you all enjoyed it.