in the current digital age, most major festivals, tours, gigs etc... by major bands (and even some lesser ones) are brought to us either as home releases, tv broadcasts, online webcasts etc..etc...
In the last few weeks alone the Foo Fighters have had three live gigs broadcast in the UK - a BBC weekend gig, T In The Park, and the iTunes festival last night. Other acts such as Kylie, Lady Ga Ga, Take That etc...have all had live gigs broadcast on TV in HD, 3D and other lovely mediums! Nearly every summer festival will be represented across BBC, ITV, and the Sky Arts channels, and regular shows like Abbey Road Sessions by a variety of artists are broadcast.
My point is (and there's nothing we can do about it unfortunately), how great would it have been for this broadcast age to have been around when Queen were in business in their prime? To be able to put a TV or PC on and watch something like a Queen BBC Abbey Road Session, a live full festival appearance (like Rio), one of their own gigs (Earls Court or Knebworth), a 'special' like the iTunes festival in a small venue etc...etc.. would have been great.
I suppose the other view could be that it would it actually have been overkill, and the risk of getting a show when the band were not on top form would be much higher, and destroy the reputation as a top live act?? I love the Foo Fighters, but cos of the regularity or their shows being available I'm almost becoming a bit 'meh' about it and not avidly running to the screen when they are on. Would I have been the same about Queen? I hope not.
This thread isn't really a question but just me thinking aloud, but does anyone have any thoughts/musings on this?