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Posted: 07 Jan 11, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was there but like 90% of the audience you couldn't see anything once they'd come on. You'd be better to speak to someone who was up one of the trees. Either that or right at the front. All I remember is the smell of the dry ice and that it was deafeningly good.

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Posted: 08 Jan 11, 08:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Planetgurl, I also have a question about cameras. Do you remember something interesting from concert?


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Posted: 08 Jan 11, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There were two lighting towers I seem to remember and the middle construction which was the sound desk. I was sitting in front of the tress, practically in line with the lighting towers and could see OK until they came on. Then just in front of me everyone stood up and a hail of cans and bottles came over the top from behind to try to get everyone to sit down. So I was at the front of the rest of the audience going right back as far as the eye could see, that were all still sitting down with a big gulf, or no man's land between us and the back of all the people standing. This happened because the crowd surged forward.  It was way before the big screens and the park was flat where it took place. The set was blistering and the dry ice smelt great!
So as for cameras: there was definitely one shooting from the middle sound desk and perhaps if you study the footage, if there are shots from a way away to each side, then these would cameras have been on platforms on the lighting towers. Then there might have been a camera or two right at the front by the small projecting catwalk. I gather Fred at the time, wasn't happy with the footage afterwards because he didn't like the way he moved.

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Posted: 08 Jan 11, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I wish that more footage had been filmed on the ANATO tour. The 'legendary' Hammy Odeon show was a disappointment to me when I saw it live on TV years ago because the band had slayed audiences across the UK on that tour. It's a shame illness drove them to have an off night. On the ANATO tour, even seating had been ripped up in certain venues (Cardiff), in the general good old spirit of rock & roll...

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Posted: 08 Jan 11, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks!

Cool story!


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Posted: 08 Jan 11, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bet the video master would blow us Queen fans away, instead of the wobbly bootleg version which makes us believe the boys sounded way off key during the whole concert.


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Posted: 08 Jan 11, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If the clips on the ANATO documentary are any clue, you certainly may be right.


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Posted: 08 Jan 11, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course we'll all think this blasphemous, but my friend Andy and his friend were there, and they left and went to a pub when Queen went on.


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Posted: 09 Jan 11, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They probably thought Queen were shite.


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Posted: 09 Jan 11, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Goodoldfashionedloverboy - this is an English-speaking forum.  I'm sorry, but most people aren't going to dumb things down for people who don't speak English well.  If you want to understand people who speak English and read about a band that sang in English, you're going to have to learn it.


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Posted: 09 Jan 11, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Goodoldfashionedloverboy wrote: Crazy LittleThing wrote: Of course we'll all think this blasphemous, but my friend Andy and his friend were there, and they left and went to a pub when Queen went on.

I didn`t quite understood what you wanted to say by this

@GOFLB:  I was saying that while we Queen fans would find it unthinkable, my friend Andy and his friend who aren't fans of Queen, used the Queen set as an opportunity to leave Hyde Park and go have a beer in a pub.  Crazy, no?


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Posted: 09 Jan 11, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.. or not !


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