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Posted: 29 Dec 10, 15:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope this question is not too boring, but I have never found much information about it.

How did Freddie treat fans, when he met them? What is known about that? Have there ever been "Meet and greet" - events backstage? Did he sign autographs on the street or was he surrounded by bodyguards? Any experiences?

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Posted: 29 Dec 10, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

During the recording of the Innuendo album, the fan club ran a competiton to meet the band in the studio.  I think Brian didn't make it, but there were pics in the fan club magazine at the time of the winners with Freddie, John, and I think Roger.

Especially as Freddie must have been pretty ill by then, to meet fans like that was very good. I don't actually recall him ever really been very 'public' with the fans in the earlier days of their career (certainly not in the same way as Brian and Roger), so perhaps his illness 'mellowed' him, and he thought that he should do that whilst he had the chance, and before his physical deterioration became too apparent?

I've never seen any feedback from that meet and greet other than in the fan club mag at the time - it wuld be nice if the winners were on QZ and could provide their recollections of the day sometime.

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Posted: 29 Dec 10, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my subscribers "dancingdave" met Freddie backstage before the Leeds show. He said he was a very kind and quiet person.


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Posted: 29 Dec 10, 20:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

met him in a bar in charlotte nc after the show

brief 3 minute greeting

was very nice--smelled so damn good--

had alot of animinity there--was shocked folks didnt realize who was there..but also grateful he was able to have some fun, some peace without people hanging all over him

thank you my dear..... he said....

3 days later in Philly.... saw them again...he came over to where i was standing-- oh we have some family here..hello and he waved.... jamie and i knew..it was a hello to us... he remembered...

special moment-special time-special person...


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Posted: 30 Dec 10, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was during the making of 'The Miracle' where the fan club had a competition to meet the band in the studio. Roger was ill that day, but the others turned up to meet the lucky winners. God i wish i was one of them!

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Posted: 30 Dec 10, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I seem to remember there are some nice pics of Freddie with fans (posing, signing autographs) in the GH3 booklet, isn´t it ?


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Posted: 30 Dec 10, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my cousin got a blowjob off him backstage at ingliston edinburgh 1982, he was disappointed as he wouldnt swallow lol


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Posted: 30 Dec 10, 23:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

anybody have scans of these fan club pics?

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Posted: 31 Dec 10, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes it was for the Miracle sessions in 1988 at Olympic studios Barnes...Freddie looked immaculate dressed all in white,no Rog though as he was ill. Three of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet.So in awe of Freddie,very softly spoken,down to earth,you would NEVER guess that this was the same person on stage.No one got near to the band for Innuendo,as Freddie of course was getting ill.I will dig out some pics soon !

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Posted: 31 Dec 10, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know a few people who have met Freddie and they all said the same thing - rude and arrogant.  Freddie was/still is their hero so they wouldn't bad mouth him, but that was just their genuine experience with him.  I'd still like to think of him as kind, friendly and approachable.  I won't have my bubble burst lol


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Posted: 31 Dec 10, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy 1980 wrote: I know a few people who have met Freddie and they all said the same thing - rude and arrogant.  Freddie was/still is their hero so they wouldn't bad mouth him, but that was just their genuine experience with him.  I'd still like to think of him as kind, friendly and approachable.  I won't have my bubble burst lol
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Maybe they made fun of his mustache. lol


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Posted: 01 Jan 11, 03:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fred was great with fans, --- unless you were the one in every twenty he met that ended up sacrificed to his pagan Zoastrian gods.


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Posted: 01 Jan 11, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Scollins...are you serious?...if you're telling the truth that's disgusting.

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Posted: 02 Jan 11, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PrimeJiveUSA wrote: Scollins...are you serious?...if you're telling the truth that's disgusting.

I agree.. swallowing is a lot less messy


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