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Posted: 17 Jun 12, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just curious regarding people's experiences of meeting Freddie. Haven't really heard a lot about what he was like with his fans face to face.


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Posted: 17 Jun 12, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People I've talked to on Youtube have said he was great with fans! There's this guy named "Dancing Dave" or something (I think he's on Queenzone), that met the band after the Leeds show. He said Freddie was very cool!


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Posted: 17 Jun 12, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I once done some re-pointing for Brian on his chimney- twat ripped me off.


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Posted: 17 Jun 12, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

master marathon runner wrote:
I once done some re-pointing for Brian on his chimney- twat ripped me off.

Care to elaborate?

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Posted: 17 Jun 12, 23:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was a bit of a white supremacist, and he never passed up an opportunity to remind you about it. But otherwise he was a splendid chap. Always had the latest cricket scores - he'd make them up, usually, but at least it was something.


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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 05:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:
He was a bit of a white supremacist, and he never passed up an opportunity to remind you about it. But otherwise he was a splendid chap. Always had the latest cricket scores - he'd make them up, usually, but at least it was something.


Wow. I find this a great topic!.... Dunno if Zebonka is talking trash or not (most likely is...but attitudes are hardly suprising in people 'set-aside' bearing no regular social activity)


Soooo, if zebonka is honest: did he ever say 'I hate n***ers, but that Paul Prenter...he sure knows how to straighten up the ball hair!!"




Anyways. Being that this ought to be an informative topic; I decline further trollism.


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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of his best friends was black

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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 06:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I spoke to Freddie in the lounge area at the haycock hotel where he was staying and i was working.He was admiring some paintings.The band had been filming the breaktrhu video up at the nene nene valley railway.I also had a chat with Roger about fun in space and my hot space tee shirt which i had on underneath my work shirt.Both were very nice guys.

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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice one Philip! Did you get the tee shirt signed? You should've!

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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A friend of mine met Freddie at Heaven Club in London, he told him that he was a Queen fan, Freddie just said thanks and quickly got back to his friends, he was extremely shy.

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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"One of his best friends was black"

An OBVIOUS cover!

"but attitudes are hardly suprising in people 'set-aside' bearing no regular social activity"

Huh??


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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:
"One of his best friends was black"
An OBVIOUS cover!
"but attitudes are hardly suprising in people 'set-aside' bearing no regular social activity"
Huh??

Yeah, astounded at my own poor phrasing.

I meant: nothing would surprise me about a "celebrity's" private life/opinion. Some people enjoy the fame and relish it, others hate it. Some have strange perspectives, biases. I was just wondering if what you said had any validity or if it was just an attempt at humor.


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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i met Freddie at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert. he said that he wasn't ever really ill, and that he faked it all just to get away from Brian. He said brian got on his nerves and wasn't really a very good guitarist either in his opinion.


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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote:
i met Freddie at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert. he said that he wasn't ever really ill, and that he faked it all just to get away from Brian. He said brian got on his nerves and wasn't really a very good guitarist either in his opinion.

Yeah? Did he offer an opinion on how those guest performers were killing queen songs?

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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote:
i met Freddie at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert. he said that he wasn't ever really ill, and that he faked it all just to get away from Brian. He said brian got on his nerves and wasn't really a very good guitarist either in his opinion.


Not funny. not even close to funny. Like most of your posts.


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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

people on streets wrote:
brENsKi wrote:
i met Freddie at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert. he said that he wasn't ever really ill, and that he faked it all just to get away from Brian. He said brian got on his nerves and wasn't really a very good guitarist either in his opinion.

Not funny. not even close to funny. Like most of your posts.

chill the fuck out

ps - like "your" posts are anything to write home about?


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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ParisNair wrote:
brENsKi wrote:
i met Freddie at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert. he said that he wasn't ever really ill, and that he faked it all just to get away from Brian. He said brian got on his nerves and wasn't really a very good guitarist either in his opinion.

Yeah? Did he offer an opinion on how those guest performers were killing queen songs?


he respected most of them, felt bowie's "lord's prayer" was a little unnecessary, annie lennox over-egged the cake a little but he thought axl was a cock...which wasn't far wrong as things turned out


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Posted: 18 Jun 12, 22:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, come on. Brenski's posts are humorous. No need for the "scum of the earth" comments!


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Posted: 19 Jun 12, 02:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I was just wondering if what you said had any validity or if it was just an attempt at humor."

The old (bullshit) story about Elvis was that 'niggers are only good for buying my records and shining my shoes', which was of course nonsense. I saw someone jokingly attribute that same quote to Freddie once, and it's stuck.


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Posted: 19 Jun 12, 02:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I met Freddie on two occasions at video shoots. He seemed quite comfortable in front of many people, all dressed up playing a part on stage. Off stage he was very shy and usually surrounded by bodyguards and friends.
If I was part of the London gay scene in the '80's I would of met him at some club or other many times - unfortunately I lived many miles away.