So on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2018 at Shoreline in Mountain View, Deep Purple surprised everyone by coming on last, AFTER Judas Priest. This is interesting because you would THINK Judas Priest would be the big draw. Indeed, they opened by covering a Judas Priest song (very well), However, they came into their own when performing their own material, such as “Smoke on the Water.” Their musical skill rivaled both incarnations of Genesis, while their guitar shredding brought vintage Black Sabbath to mind. As someone who is not very well-versed in Deep Purple, I am much more likely now to buy their music. Overall, the concert, which was relatively cheap to get into, was a head-banging night for the ages with both bands delivering far beyond expectations. As we are currently in an era that is rather low on great music, it is important to appreciate the great bands who still endure. Judas Priest and Deep Purple have been around forever and they STILL ROCK! If you get a chance to go see them, DON’T MISS IT!