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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen+Paul Rodgers will play in Moscow tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. At last the day has come, and I am going to the concert September 15th. It will take place in Olympisky Stadium, a great arena. I will share my impressions with you, or whoever wants to listen to them. And I would like those who will attend the concert tomorrow to share their impressions too. Hope some of those people do speak English!

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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have a blast, and sing along with the final chorus from Cosmos Rockin' as loud as you can for me! ;)


We got the Cosmos rockin'!

We got the Cosmos rockin'!

We got the Universe rockin'!

We got the Cosmos rockin'!

We got the Cosmos rockin' to the mighty power of rock'n'roll!
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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 22:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks i'll be glad to read!
and add my voice too for "we got the cosmos rockin' -what have we got?-"
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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry's on the way to Olimpiyskiy, God bless him!

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have a great time!

Spaceba!




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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DABAI!!

Have a MARVELLOUS time!

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey boys and girls, enjoy and don't forget to record :-)

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 08:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How long concert could last ? I have an old mp3 recorder,should be decent quality i hope, before something worthy will appear. I can record only 2 hours 12 mins, don't know if I'll need to cut pause before/between encores or even between tracks.

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 08:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

djcamper wrote:

How long concert could last ? I have an old mp3 recorder,should be decent quality i hope, before something worthy will appear. I can record only 2 hours 12 mins, don't know if I'll need to cut pause before/between encores or even between tracks.


2h and 12 minutes should be enough but just to be sure a pause between encore would be a good thing to do. =) last concert was about 2h and 26 minutes but i'm quite sure this one is not that long, but what do i know ;)

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Intro (Cosmos Rocks)
One Vision
Tie Your Mother Down
The Show Must Go On
Fat Bottomed Girls
Another One Bites The Dust
Hammer To Fall
I Want It All
I Want To Break Free
A Kind Of Magic
Seagull
Love Of My Life
'39
Bass Solo incl Under Pressure/Another One Bites The Dust
Drum Solo
I'm In Love With My Car
Say It's Not True
Bad Company
Wishing Well
Shooting Star
Guitar Solo
Bijou
Last Horizon
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
C-lebrity
Feel Like Making Love
Radio GAGA
Bohemian Rhapsody
Encores:
Cosmos Rockin'
All Right Now
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
God Save The Queen

set list for tonite


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no more songs from cosmos rocks???


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, same setlist as in Ukraine.

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Exactly as they promised!
Expect no changes earlier then the Berlin gig.

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well... The tank of honey will be produced by other fans I guess, so some sh*t into that tank by me now.

I wouldn't call it as a bad or great show, just a good one. An ordinary concert. Too much an ordinary. Maybe that's okay for the start of tour, I don't know. Here we go:

+s:
- screen, very good screen. Nothing to add.
- videos on screen are really great sometimes, very well done: woman's ass, dead rock stars etc. Radio GaGa reminds me at least 4 Kraftwerk's promos.
- wonderful shootings of the band, they could be recorded and released as DVD without any additional re-edit.
- Roger's drumming is still exciting.
- just three songs from TCR - let's face the truth most of the fans haven't already got the album and including other songs from the album will be fine, but later.

-s:
- arsehole with the flag in the audience (part of crowd couldn't see Roger because of that guy who should be raped by damned flagstaff), another arsehole with video camera - whenever Brian or Roger were close to audience, he was filming that obscuring boys from us, security men calmed him down otherwise he'd finish his day in hospital
- where the fuck is Roger? GaGa sung by Paul, Days of Our Lives removed from the set list, SINT shared with Bri and Paul; back vocals mostly done by Jamie, Spike and Danny. The show really misses something and that something is Roger as vocalist.
- Spike looks like a stranger who was staying near keyboards and then suddenly curtain was opened too widely. He could be more closer to the band. And he could play more! Queen show without keyboards? Are we in Truro '70?
- Jamie and Danny as back vocalists. We're not in Montreal '81, we (audience) could sing also, no-one forces them to sing all "we will we will rock you" in WWRY; that makes audience on one step away of the show.
- 389 people on stage during '39. Very funny, very positive, very great, but still too many people for such small stage.
- no any footages of Freddie during Bijou. Maybe something went wrong, I don't know.

Many famous people have attended the show including Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom Mr Miller, some pop stars and one former minister who was talking on the phone too much. Those guys were around me, so maybe I've missed some others. Who cares anyway. No any support acts, just more than one hour of taped AC/DC hits and some spacey instrumental guitar tracks. Very poor management from the Russian side (has nothing to do with QPR) - some tickets were invalid (not false, just invalid - that just proves that they should be bought not over 'special' persons...) and I have never ever in my entire life wasn't playing in the game 'Bombay's tube in the morning' while queueing into the VIP loge. By some reasons fanzone and the-VIP-tickets-holders had to go through the same gates and the same time.

Summing what I wrote - seems like it was just rehearsal and we shouldn't criticize first shows too much. Gig could be more humane, they didn't bother themselves by talking with audience (even Brian wasn't that talkative as usually), pauses between songs are almost absent. Part of audience went to shed a tear for Nelson during Paul solo songs, small part left the stadium before encore thinking that it's the end. I think QPR should be stating more and more that they're not Queen.

Jim Beach's shirt is whiter than white. Khalaf was very nice person to talk with before the show. Paul gave more air kisses to the girls than I for the last 5 years.

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am just from the concert. People, to say I like it, is to say nothing. I love it! I am in the 7th heaven of delight!!! The concert was to start at 7 in the evening, it started at 8, but it`s the usual thing. The set list was the one mentioned above. They did sing well, and they did work hard. Roger was great, and Brian was fabulous. Now I just adore Brian! He`s beyond reproach, the best of the best! Young, handsome, slender, energetic, the same Brian as 30 years ago. I couldn`t believe my eyes! The whole stadium cried: Brian, Brian, Brian! And then: Roger, Roger, Roger! Fantastic! I was so excited that I could see my favourite musicians that I nearly went mad or crazy. They should be with us, don`t bury them, they are perfect! I wish John were with them too!

The concert started at 8 and finished at 10.30-40. The audience wouldn`t let them go, they sang the Queen songs together with the guys. I think that Queen was pleasantly surprised that everybody knew the lyrics of all the songs. The audience was enthusiastic and very loving.

Paul Rogers was good, but i still can`t form my attitude to him. He sang very well. He sang Queen`s songs, his songs (not quite understood by the audience, but they were good), and songs from the new album. They fitted quite well, and are up-to-date. C-lebrity is no doubt a hit! I liked the rest as well.

People, I sang with Queen, I sang for myself, I sang for you, I sang for all those who love them and are true Queen fans! Certainly they didn`t forget Freddie Mercury!
I love Freddie, I love Queen, I am happy!!!!!

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

April wrote:

I am just from the concert. People, to say I like it, is to say nothing. I love it! I am in the 7th heaven of delight!!! The concert was to start at 7 in the evening, it started at 8, but it`s the usual thing. The set list was the one mentioned above. They did sing well, and they did work hard. Roger was great, and Brian was fabulous. Now I just adore Brian! He`s beyond reproach, the best of the best! Young, handsome, slender, energetic, the same Brian as 30 years ago. I couldn`t believe my eyes! The whole stadium cried: Brian, Brian, Brian! And then: Roger, Roger, Roger! Fantastic! I was so excited that I could see my favourite musicians that I nearly went mad or crazy. They should be with us, don`t bury them, they are perfect! I wish John were with them too!

The concert started at 8 and finished at 10.30-40. The audience wouldn`t let them go, they sang the Queen songs together with the guys. I think that Queen was pleasantly surprised that everybody knew the lyrics of all the songs. The audience was enthusiastic and very loving.

Paul Rogers was good, but i still can`t form my attitude to him. He sang very well. He sang Queen`s songs, his songs (not quite understood by the audience, but they were good), and songs from the new album. They fitted quite well, and are up-to-date. C-lebrity is no doubt a hit! I liked the rest as well.

People, I sang with Queen, I sang for myself, I sang for you, I sang for all those who love them and are true Queen fans! Certainly they didn`t forget Freddie Mercury!
I love Freddie, I love Queen, I am happy!!!!!


Nice.


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Serry is just showing off. He wants to appear an experienced critic who knows a bit about such concerts. Maybe he was standing right under the flag, which was blocking his ears or having an inconvenient seat and couldn`t have a good view, whereas I was able to see the scene perfectly well. I am from the same concert and I assure you that it was great! Brian, I love you!

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"He wants to appear an experienced critic who knows a bit about such concerts."

He does. He is.

"Whereas I was able to see the scene perfectly well."

Whereas I was not able to see the scene perfectly well. What's your point?

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The point is that you were irritated and distracted by some flags and cameras and couldn`t enjoy the concert to the full. And as you confirm you couldn`t see the stage. That is a pity, cause the concert was great! All these minor details could have prevented you from judging it all fairly. Serry, tell me frankly that the concert was good! It was fantastic! I know it, I was there too!
Sorry, it`s too late now, going to sleep...See you tomorrow!

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My recorder fucked up completly because it was very loud even at balcony. Here is introducttion to Love of My love + part of 39, http://www.mediafire.com/?mmouamitdjc ,in this audio is almost all what Bryan said during the show. Very screamy and big distortion even there.

Attendance was 50% in fanzone, 1/10 % dance-parter (at corners of fanzone), balcony was almost full. Before beggining security allowed people from dance-parter to go to fanzone so it became 90% full.

Show began 1 hour later than planned, this time was non-stop AC/DC playlist including Back in Black and You Shook Me All Night Long. Then suddenly all light turned off and in same time big screen activated and looked like night sky. This was amazing, all screens of mobile phones and cameras in fanzone appeared as same stars that was on big screen at the oppening moment.

After intro tape was over, One Vision's synth chords sounded,or better to say thundered. They resonated throu my ribs, arms, all skeleton ! But at other side of this, distortion at balcony was immense and acoustic of stadium was plain terrible. High freqeuncy noises were everywhere even in Love of My Life.
Strongest moment of show for me was binding of "Hammer to Fall" with "I Want it All" and last going to solo. That was sooo moving.

What about absence of Fred's video clip during Bijou, i think it turned for better as '86 footage don't correspond well with '91 period in my mind.
Completly agree with Serry's position about lack of piano. Although a hour of AC/DC didn't give a hope for presence of "Somebody to Love" or any piano drived songs, "Seven Seas of Rhye" or "In The Lap of the Gods" could be great additions.
Lack of 89-95 songs in any form is another dissapointment.
Though "Cosmos Rockin'" was better than any played Paul's stuff, thanks God for only 3 snogs from it.

Concert atmosphere was fantastic, certainly worthy to visit Q+PR one time, while more is doubtful.
Overall raiting 7/10.