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Posted: 02 Mar 10, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Over the years Queen's light show became more and more spectacular with great pyrotechnics and explosions.What a dissapointment the lights were on the last two tours with PR.Why?I would have thought that they would have really gone for a spectacular show .After all a lot of fans were going to have to be won over. What do you guys think?

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Posted: 02 Mar 10, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I loved the lightshow (both) used in the last Queen+PR tours..

The lights on the 2005/6 were GREAT (A kind of magic, TSMGO, those frenetic lights in I want it all!!) and the screen on the second+the lights... even better.

Depends of the venue as well...




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Posted: 02 Mar 10, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.queenconcerts.com/inc/photos-live/queen/2006-03-14/100_1376.jpg

No light show?

When I saw QPR in 2006, the light show and rotating planetarium effect during Last Horizon was nothing short of awe-inspiring.



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Posted: 02 Mar 10, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



Sir GH wrote:

When I saw QPR in 2006, the light show and rotating planetarium effect during Last Horizon was nothing short of awe-inspiring.



 



It was the same effects for Last Horizon in Glasgow (2008) and I thought it was amazing - in fact, the whole ligt show was awesome that night!  I don't know what more they could have done to impress on that tour, short of resurrecting Freddie....come to think of it, when they did put footage of Fred up on the screens for the Bo-Rhap segment with PR, it was absolutely stunning.  What more did you want from them, exactly, Phil?







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Posted: 03 Mar 10, 04:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What are you talking about, Topic Starter!

The lights of the 2008 Queen & Paul Rodgers tour was the best they ever used. And probably one of the best I ever seen, it's somewhere up there with the Genesis 2007 show.



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Posted: 03 Mar 10, 04:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just thought it looked a bit old fashioned, compared with Muse who i saw at Sheffield.Who put on the most amazing show i have ever seen,it was even better than Pink Floyd 1990. What more would i expect from a Queen show,well Thunderflashes,Dry Ice,Lasers spring to mind.

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Posted: 03 Mar 10, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When Queen became big, light shows were quite new and so they became pioneers in a certain way. In the meantime this development has come to some end. And it's nearly impossible to come up with something new.

But I noticed maybe one difference between the old days and the QPR shows. The original band used more colorful lights, just think of the "roof" they used for the Jazz -Tour.
While on the recent tours the light was mainly white - but also impressive.    

In general I think the past very often is a bit "glorified" and slightly overrated. I've been there and I even saw a Queen concert, that looked like the beginning of their "downfall". It all seems so easy from today's point of view....

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Posted: 03 Mar 10, 12:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah. The light during LH was...my god...


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Posted: 03 Mar 10, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me the best lighting rig was "The Crown" 77/78.
Remember that was before there had been anything like that, Fabulous.


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Posted: 03 Mar 10, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



philip storey wrote:

I just thought it looked a bit old fashioned, compared with Muse who i saw at Sheffield.Who put on the most amazing show i have ever seen,it was even better than Pink Floyd 1990. What more would i expect from a Queen show,well Thunderflashes,Dry Ice,Lasers spring to mind.


Fully agree with this post and the post you started the topic with. Q+PR light show was very old fashioned. I've been to 7 QPR concerts from 2005 to 2008. I liked them, but not for the lights.

Muse, Roger Waters, Tool... there are so much more bands out there with a better light show.  






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Posted: 03 Mar 10, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the lights on the Q+PR shows were OK,  but dry ice and thuinder flashes were missing.



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Posted: 03 Mar 10, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



philip storey wrote:



I just thought it looked a bit old fashioned, compared with Muse who i saw at Sheffield.Who put on the most amazing show i have ever seen,it was even better than Pink Floyd 1990.


Yep, that's very true Phil (about Muse, not Queen hehe) - I saw Muse here in Glasgow on my birthday on November 9th last year and, overall, the light show was the best of all the gigs I've ever attended, it truly was awe-inspiring.  But I think LH on the Q+PR Cosmos Rocks Tour was just as exciting - my mouth fell, it gave me butterflies in my stomach and I did have a shiver go down my spine, it was magic!  So they never had dry-ice and the flashes were limited to the graphics on-screen, but it was still, for me, a very good light show.  Btw, I would love to be able to turn back time and have seen that Floyd tour in 1990 - but I was only ten at the time and didn't give a shit.  I mean, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles were the big draw bak then lol.







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Posted: 03 Mar 10, 23:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The light show on the Q+PR tours was appropriate. I never got the impressions that the shows were supposed to be a "blow the roof off and pretend we're KISS only we don't suck" event, but more a chance for long-time fans to relive the memories, new fans to see the guys live, and to pay respect to one of rock's greatest frontmen.

So they didn't use pyro. So what? I thought it was a refreshing change of pace to go to an arena concert and not have to wonder if we're being attacked by terrorists, or strain to hear the music over the constant explosions. Anyone who's ever been to a Nickleback show can tell you all about the pyro being so loud and frequent that you can't hear the music.

Although...not being able to hear Nickleback could actually be considered a good thing...



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Posted: 04 Mar 10, 01:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amen to the last post in its entirety.

I agree, had QPR had an amazing light show throughout, they would've been reviewed as trying to over-compensate for something that wasn't there, i.e. Freddie Mercury.  With the tools they had, I don't think they could have possibly put on better shows than they did.  It was a great few years, and people all around the world got to experience what's left of Queen perhaps for one last time.



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Posted: 04 Mar 10, 01:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The 2008 lights were absolutely fantastic. Have you seen any of the shows ?


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Posted: 04 Mar 10, 05:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw the last two tours with PR and i really enjoyed them, but not blown away.By the way the lights used during guitar solo in Horizan was taken from Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb 1990.I go to quite a few concerts and often see great effects and light shows Muse,Stereophonics had fantastic effects and light shows with a very modern feel to them. Strobe lighting was used to great effect in these shows, which i cant remember QPR using.The Pizza Oven and The Crown were awsome as were the lights on the Magic,Space and Game tours.Thats just my opinion ,if you dont agree thats cool.