Hi Pete, just wanted to say hello, welcome and pleased to "meet" you!
I'm James, I've been a Queen fan since 1995 when I first heard Made In Heaven, although my parents say I was dancing around to I Want To Break Free and Radio Ga Ga in '84, broom in hand pretending to be Freddie.
Unfortunately, I've never had the privilage of seeing Queen in the Freddie era, but did see a Cosmos tour show at the SECC in Glasgow, 2008 and was in the audience (intentionally) when Brian appeared, albeit briefly, at a BBC recording just a few months back.
It ain't about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit: how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!