Blackmore's Night

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

26 October 2005

At the first few guitar notes, I'm trembling. I can't breathe. It's Ritchie Blackmore. I can't even tell what he's playing yet, but it doesn't matter. It's just... HIS sound. I still don't know how good the current incarnation of his band will be, I don't know what they'll play, I don't know if he'll be in a bad mood and refuse to do encores. It doesn't matter. I would rather hear a few random notes like this than see all my favourite bands playing all my favourite songs. He's Ritchie Blackmore and this is already the best concert I've ever seen.

That's all I need to say.