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Posted: 13 Jul 09, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What did you do today? Still remember Queen performed on Live Aid today 24 years ago?
Well I listened to all of my Live Aid videos of Queen that I have [img=/images/smiley/msn/devil_smile.gif][/img]



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Posted: 14 Jul 09, 00:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fuck is it that time already?


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Posted: 14 Jul 09, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I almost got side-swiped on my way to work today.

Damn you, Freddie!!!

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Posted: 14 Jul 09, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just wonderful 20 minutes in Queen history. Maybe the best performance since Freddie cut his hair

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Posted: 14 Jul 09, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Might wanna subtract about 8 seconds of Brian's screw up at the end of Hammer To Fall.

Everyone else in the entire world was watching Freddie's cue... except Brian.

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Micrówave wrote:

Might wanna subtract about 8 seconds of Brian's screw up at the end of Hammer To Fall.

Everyone else in the entire world was watching Freddie's cue... except Brian.


I seem to remember it was Rodger who made the faux-pas (maybe I'm wrong)







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Posted: 14 Jul 09, 20:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 14 Jul 09, 22:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whoah, 24 years? Let me get ut my reading glasses...

This was the first time I saw Queen perform live - even though it was on TV. It was magnificent. They were great, and Freddie proved to be the brightest star on a stage of stars. Incredible.

Thanks for the memories!

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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:

Might wanna subtract about 8 seconds of Brian's screw up at the end of Hammer To Fall.

Everyone else in the entire world was watching Freddie's cue... except Brian.

Come on, do you think there exists at least one show without one tiny mistake? Who cares about few seconds? The whole spirit of the event is more important. I think it even proves that show is really "live"







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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 05:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was it so differently great compared to any other Queen show?
No, I think it was the way they compleletely took control of the Wembley crowd unlike any of the other starts could do, that made this performance as memorable as it has become.

All the other artists worked up a sweat trying to get the crowd sing the obvious choruses in their songs, and most were only moderately successful. But it seemed as if the whole crowd started singing the first verse of Borhap , with out much prodding even. Their performance was electric.

B.T.W the only other performances that I really liked on the day were Dire Straits and Bryan Adams.

IMO U2/Bono sucked with his show-off performance, Elton John, George Michael and David Bowie were so boring.

Oh, and there's a moment during the Wembley finale towards the end when Paul Mccartney, our Freddie and Bono are standing next to each other, with hands over each other's shoulders and screaming. Thats like the past, present and future of rock n roll together.

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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 10:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dragon-fly wrote:

Come on, do you think there exists at least one show without one tiny mistake?


I know of three:

Judas Priest
July 7, 2009 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA. USA

Neil Young
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Morrison, Colorodo, 09/09/1989

W. K. Mahler
07/08/09 Hyannis, MA. USA

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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, really? Honestly I don't know about any of them. Ok then- thanks for information. But it makes me think about other question: if there are perfect shows, why then some other (with mistakes) are more famous? Hmm, I don't know- injustice? Is there something more important than perfection? Oh, I guess I'm slipping into philosophy...
But, what I wanted to say- I like their performance on Live Aid. Maybe it even was not the best, but it was very good. And the reaction of the audience (not their audience) was astounding. But you know all the story...

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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



ParisNair wrote:

Was it so differently great compared to any other Queen show?
No, I think it was the way they compleletely took control of the Wembley crowd unlike any of the other starts could do, that made this performance as memorable as it has become.

All the other artists worked up a sweat trying to get the crowd sing the obvious choruses in their songs, and most were only moderately successful. But it seemed as if the whole crowd started singing the first verse of Borhap , with out much prodding even. Their performance was electric.

B.T.W the only other performances that I really liked on the day were Dire Straits and Bryan Adams.

IMO U2/Bono sucked with his show-off performance, Elton John, George Michael and David Bowie were so boring.

Oh, and there's a moment during the Wembley finale towards the end when Paul Mccartney, our Freddie and Bono are standing next to each other, with hands over each other's shoulders and screaming. Thats like the past, present and future of rock n roll together.


Queen rocked their socks.

The Beach Boys were great as well, though I think Brian Wilson could of had more lead vocals in the songs, he looked happy at least.







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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 22:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote















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dragon-fly wrote:

Come on, do you think there exists at least one show without one tiny mistake?


I know of three:

Judas Priest
July 7, 2009 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA. USA

Neil Young
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Morrison, Colorodo, 09/09/1989

W. K. Mahler
07/08/09 Hyannis, MA. USA

Ah yes, that last one would be the legendary Cape Cod Melody Tent gig.  The Melody Tent is really the jewel in the crown of venues, right up there with a "Live at Budokan" or Madison Square Garden gig.  Definitely an eleven.








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Posted: 17 Jul 09, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That concert was incredible.  They were amazing, I haven't watched that for ages, I should watch it later.

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Posted: 18 Jul 09, 06:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:

Might wanna subtract about 8 seconds of Brian's screw up at the end of Hammer To Fall.

Everyone else in the entire world was watching Freddie's cue... except Brian.
Yeah. What went through my mind is that it was intentional. I mean, "-One more time", how many ways is there to go from there. One more time right? Maybe they did it to get better flow. Just look what they did to "rock you".







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Posted: 19 Jul 09, 02:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember watching it with some friends, and, actually being nervous for Queen. Can you imagine? I was afraid my band would flop in front of all of those folks, in the face of all of those new bands...
At that time, Queen had been quiet in the US, Sadly, there was even some negativity surrounding the Queen name. But, I missed my band. I missed hearing them on the radio, and, I didn't watch a great deal of MTV. And, even in their heyday, Queen weren't often on the telly(I remember only the SNL performance), so that though I listened to their albums, over and over, and, heard them on the radio, actually seeeing them was a rare treat in the US.

It was thrilling!  No doubt not Queen's best live performance EVER, but, a magical one which a great many heretofore non-Queen fans witnessed. And, since this was in the days long before youtube and such, if you were a Queen fan, especially in the US, it was truly a momentous event.


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Posted: 19 Jul 09, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Boh Rhap segueing into Ga Ga is one of my favourite Queen live moments. A clever choice made by the band, IMHO.



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Posted: 20 Jul 09, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Micrówave wrote:



Might wanna subtract about 8 seconds of Brian's screw up at the end of Hammer To Fall.

Everyone else in the entire world was watching Freddie's cue... except Brian.



I seem to remember it was Rodger who made the faux-pas (maybe I'm wrong)

No way! The Queen + Paul project was still almost two decades away.