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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 03:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


probably because when i got the live aid dvd i only watched queen on it but i was bored yesterday and saw the ending where everybody is singing and he is having so much fun with all the others and when he gets to sing near the microphone his voice is the one you can hear most, bono gives him a bit of funny look though

I could see Roger in there but not brian or john


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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

,  Funny you should mention that Bono chap, because ever since the Live Aid 10 th anniversary t.v. broadcast i have believed that Bono is a little jealous of freddie and the boys,
    When ,inevitably, the subject of Queen being the highlight of the day came up, universally, everyone was unequivocal in their praise of Queen, but then Bono and the Edge came on camera and all Bono had to say was that  backstage, when Freddie was around, 'we had to keep our backs to the wall , FNAAR, FNAAR.'
     After this cheap shot i formed the opinion that, recalling U2's performance when Bono made that clumsy attempt to  get that girl from the front and embrace her,thought that they had given the performance of the day in front of the world, only for Queen to come on and completely blow them away, hence no headlines and so a mixture of jealousy and frustration which perhaps  explains  his 'funny look' in the finale.
     Remember, when the subject of Live Aid is ever broached, Queen always get mentioned. No  one else. I recall the main national news on the day of Live 8 and  the newscaster, James Burke ?  saying, as regards the performances,' As yet no one  able to do what a little  man with a moustache managed to do in 1985 , steal the show'

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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



Funny how subjective impressions are.  I always thought Freddie looked a little uncomfortable  in the mass of people at the end- far less in his element.  Kind of like he didn't quite want to be there.



 



And wasn't the Bono thing with the girl in the front row to save her from being crushed?  I seem to recall that he noticed she was in distress, tried to get security to notice her, and failing that went down himself? Or just went down to comfort her after?



 



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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I also thought Freddie looked a bit nervous during that final lineup. Probably found himself out of his comfort zone with so many other stars and performers.


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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fuck Bono and his preaching


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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie did obviously not know the lytrics of do they know it's christmas...maybe that's one reason why he seemed to feel uncomfortable...performing to a song you cannot sing...

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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a tiny blurb about the girl that was getting crushed during the U2 set:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/109444/How-U2-Bono-saved-me.html

And you can see from the footage that Bono starts to focus on trying to get the attention of ushers just after 6:15 into their performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHnXOSxka1Q#t=6m15s

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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 09:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's difficult to make out but at around 6:30 you can see him mouthing "oh boy I'm going to look so great when I save this next life. I Maybe my face will be on the front of Time magazine".


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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian is there in his sleeveless T-shirt (just like few mins before during ITTWWC)


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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haven't watched this in ages, amazing how young everyone looks. geez.....



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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nah sorry, but she did'nt look too distressed to me , not to any degree that the half dozen safety stewards at hand could.nt of dealt with . Seemed to me Bono hoped to get a nomination for Pope with this pre conceived crap.

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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


she looked keen enough to gett into bono's arms, he probably created it himself but urging the crowd forwards


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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

spelling mistake sorry!

she looked keen enough to gett into bono's arms, he probably created it himself by urging the crowd forwards

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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually used to like U2 during their Unfogetable Fire period and then Bono dissapeared up his own Rectum and started to preach to the masses!!!!!!!! That was the great thing about Queen they never tried to give us a political lesson, just a music lesson !!!

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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I DOUBT Freddie was nervous.
I mean, if he was nervous he wouldn't be trying to squeeze in to get the mic.

Oh, and yes, fuck Bono.

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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nonsense. Freddie looked funny simply cause he had his nostrils clogged after all the backstage fun.


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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hate to sound like a TOTAL newbie, but is it just me or does Freddie seem to cry (or at least start to cry/try not to cry, heh) when he and Brian performed 'Is This The World We Created'? 

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Posted: 11 Jan 10, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never liked U2, a political band. I remember Bono leading the slagging off of Queen for playing Sun City. Ok, maybe that was a mistake but who needs. Some people find Sunday Bloody Sunday offensive.


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Posted: 12 Jan 10, 03:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I think you are right he does appear to be a little choked up whilst singing


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Posted: 12 Jan 10, 05:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A few of us actualy thought the same thing i.e Bono looking jealous of freddie at the end of Live-Aid singalong,

and i agree Bono and the boys were quite bitchy about freddie on the Live-Aid dvd,
i read somewhere freddie did not like Bono or U2 for being far to political

Pope Bono should stick to kissing george bush's ass and giving him i-pods..



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