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Posted: 10 Sep 09, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As I’m writing an article about the „Freddie Mercury Tribute“ in comparison with the upcoming „Michael Jackson Tribute“, I’d like to ask if anybody knows, whether there was a standardised ticket-price of 25 Pounds or whether there was a difference between seating and standing.
 
Thanks in advance for your answer. (And thanks to Mr. Scully for help)


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Posted: 10 Sep 09, 07:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



I think it was general admission - ie you paid £25 and you could stand on the pitch or take a seat, whichever you preferred (I stood).  Obviously there must have been corporate packages and boxes available for more money, but I'm not sure what the range was for those.



That concert is still, to me, one of the greatest gatherings of talent for one of these 'charity' gigs there has been - virtually all the acts were at the top of the charts / top of their game at that point, and I think they would struggle to get such big names together on one bill again now.  All the Live Earth, Live 8 etc.. gigs are crammed with very poor and average acts, some of which are hopeless live, but are put there by their record company simply to get exposure.

Can you imagine anyone having success with putting a bill together now with;

U2 (albeit they were by video link)
Metallica
David Bowie
George Michael
Roger Daltrey
Robert Plant
Queen
Liza Minnelli
Guns n Roses
Elizabeth Taylor

etc...



Hope this helps.



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Posted: 10 Sep 09, 07:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, helps a lot - And: I was there as well!

Cheers!


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Posted: 10 Sep 09, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Elizabeth Taylor wasa  complete fucking embarassment.  It was like having my Gran on stage saying "Don't fuck anyone unless you stick a jacket on your cock."  Completely the WRONG envirionment for that speech to have been made - perhaps better placed at the start of the day, but you can bet your life she was the one who pushed for that time slot.

Awesome day - Metallica simply tore the place apart and Daltrey / Plant the undisputed highlights of the show.  George Michael was pretty good, but it was kind of safe material for him to sing as it's guaranteed sing-along stuff.


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Posted: 10 Sep 09, 09:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Benn wrote:

Elizabeth Taylor wasa  complete fucking embarassment.  It was like having my Gran on stage saying "Don't fuck anyone unless you stick a jacket on your cock."  Completely the WRONG envirionment for that speech to have been made - perhaps better placed at the start of the day, but you can bet your life she was the one who pushed for that time slot.

Awesome day - Metallica simply tore the place apart and Daltrey / Plant the undisputed highlights of the show.  George Michael was pretty good, but it was kind of safe material for him to sing as it's guaranteed sing-along stuff.


I love that speech. She looks drunk, I think I've heard "Get of the fucking stage" several times during her speech ...






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Posted: 10 Sep 09, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tribute Concert.....
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Posted: 10 Sep 09, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im just watching it now IMO Ian Hunter playing All The Young Dudes with Mick Ronson  Def Leppard  Roger Taylor John Deacon Brian May and David Bowie

Amazing


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Posted: 10 Sep 09, 18:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Awesome day - Metallica simply tore the place apart and Daltrey / Plant the undisputed highlights of the show.  George Michael was pretty good, but it was kind of safe material for him to sing as it's guaranteed sing-along stuff.


I think you do George Michael a diservice. Other than the girls in the musical (and Fred of course) I don't think I've heard a better performance of Somebody To Love. Having seen GM live since, he does have a great voice, and he did a great live show even if it's not my favourite type of show.


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Posted: 10 Sep 09, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The U2 video link was a bit of a disappointment was it not.  Not on the DVD but I can remember watching it at the time - wasn't it just a bit of 'live' footage?  Would have been much better to have had a real live link and for Bono and the boys to have put in a bit of effort to have done a cover version - now what would that have been?


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Posted: 10 Sep 09, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was the  greatest musical gathering i have ever seen!

It is wise to be objective...and not let taste dictate critisism.



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Posted: 11 Sep 09, 02:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Benn wrote:

Completely the WRONG envirionment for that speech to have been made -



Nearly as awful as Bowie saying the lords prayer





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Posted: 11 Sep 09, 04:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn..... I am sorry, but Robert Plant a highlight of the day???........ I assume you are highlighting his total cock up on Innudendo?...... did you see the show live? or have you just watched the Official DVD version?

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Posted: 11 Sep 09, 05:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The idea of Robert Plant's presence was great for sure.
I loved Thank You becoming Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
But Innuendo.... I just watched it on youtube, and don't know what to think... Was it a bad record what I saw? Because I hardly could hear a couple of lines and not more from him. It is pity watching him struggling with microphone. But I felt proud for May and Taylor- they did they job quite good. And even so it would be great to see Queen with Plant...

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Posted: 11 Sep 09, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Robert Plant forgot the words so the song was ruined.....there wasn't any technical problem with his microphone.

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Posted: 11 Sep 09, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



woodi485485 wrote:

Robert Plant forgot the words so the song was ruined.....there wasn't any technical problem with his microphone.

My goodness! Is that true? Couldn't he think up something? Or improvise? Or write the lyrics on his hand? It worked for Freddie in Budapest. I even haven't thought about such reason!    

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Posted: 11 Sep 09, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

for u guys, wich apresentation was the better in The FM tribute concert????? i loved "Bohemian Rhapsody" with Elton and Axl!


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Posted: 12 Sep 09, 04:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Watch the song on YouTube and make up your own minds..... he totally destroys the song, shouting and singing out of tune and out of time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdIDfl7Q5U

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Posted: 12 Sep 09, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I went to the tribute/awareness gig and it was good.To judge it on youtube is a shame really but if thats all youve got then thats all youve got.  Reading a couple of replies though made me realise why brian may is so adamant about re dubbing live albums.
Anyway, George Michael blew the place apart, no doubt about it.  After he had finished Somebody to love you could actually sense that he had done something special. you could sense it in the crowd and you could sense it on the stage. To relegate it to average is very unfair indeed. The other better performance was mott the hoople, you could also feel that.  or maybe that was because everyone enjoyed being on stage together.The rest were okay really.  robert plant was okay even though he struggled on innuendo, daltry was okay, metallica were okay. spinal tap were neither here or there. everybody was good i guess but george michael and mott the hoople got the best reactions.  Also when brian, roger and john came out at the beginning the reaction was huge.  To be honest if theyd sung ba ba black sheep the crowd would have still gone crazy.The liz taylor thing will be seen now, many years and counting later, as a strange thing to do and seem very odd but at the time it made a certain amount of sense.  the occasion was meant to be more about music, it really was meant to be about awareness.Ahh, at the stadium the U2 link didnt come across very well at all.  not because it was rubbish but because it was difficult to come across.  we wanted queen songsmy thoughts anyway.  

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Posted: 12 Sep 09, 09:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



woodi485485 wrote:

Watch the song on YouTube and make up your own minds..... he totally destroys the song, shouting and singing out of tune and out of time.

 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdIDfl7Q5U






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Posted: 14 Sep 09, 06:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There in person.

It wasn't anything to do with Innuendo that made him the highlight - the segue into Kashmir was just something of TRUE beauty and so seamlessly done - absolutely no one expected it; and something that Freddie would have simply LOVED.


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