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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 06:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lol.

That's HILARIOUS!!!

They obviously spilled some fluids on the carpet and broke two door windows (guestimation would be someone was super-drunk and didn't know a sliding door from a push-door.)


Whatever it is, I find this hilarious and think..."Wow, that's scarce!...how on Earth did you uncover it?"


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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 06:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The bill has Sept 4-5 1982 date, not 1980.

This site http://www.queenconcerts.com/live/queen/hotspaceus.html tells that Queen played Vancouver, Canada on Sept 4.

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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brilliant bill :-)

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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Everything is allowed when it comes to Freddie's birthday.


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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How funny is that total cost?

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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 10:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And the trashed dried flower arrangement. There's reckless hedonistic abandon, and then there's that. lol

For reference, that total today in Canadian dollars would be $1,814.70.

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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has to be Freddie who got into a bitch fight.

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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or maybe they just had fun?

It's rock and roll. Bands smash things.


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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, it's so rock and roll to trash a dried flower arrangement and two door windows, yet the t.v. and walls were left untouched


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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Yeah, it's so rock and roll to trash a dried flower arrangement and two door windows, yet the t.v. and walls were left untouched

Well, this is around the time of Hot Space, sooo...


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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen's 82 US tour was probably their greatest excess on the road. Even on stage there were many indications of it, through various bits of Freddie banter between songs..


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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ozzy Osbourne once smashed up a hotel room with a dead shark while he was part of Black Sabbath, bandmate Tony Iommi has said.

The Sabbath guitarist revealed that Osbourne cut a dead shark apart and drenched the room with itsblood as he got bored of taking drugs.

Iommi told the New York Post: "With drugs always you get bored, so you must do something to one another.

"Like Ozzy hauling a shark through a window, dismembering it and soaking our room in blood."

Talking about his friendship with the frontman, Iommi explained: "I talk to Ozzy couple times a week. He's up, down. I love him, although his attention span lasts three seconds."


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On August 23, 1967, while touring with fellow British Invasion band Herman's Hermits, The Who's Keith Moon observed his 21st birthday by raising a celebratory toast—and a dozen more—to the spirit of uncontainable destruction that marked both his drumming and his lifestyle. He hurled a five-tier cake into the crowd partying in his hotel room, promptly ruining the carpet and setting off a food fight. Someone even emptied all the fire extinguishers on his floor (in a post-trashing interview, Moon claimed the damages totaled $24,000). When a police officer showed up, Moon, stripped down to his underwear, jumped into a nearby Lincoln Continental, drove it through a fence, and abandoned it at the bottom of the Flint Holiday Inn's pool. In a final flourish, he slipped on a piece of marzipan and knocked out his front teeth. The officer escorted Moon to the dentist before throwing him in jail for a few hours. Forty years on, this incident remains the granddaddy of all rock and roll lodging smashups. The Who were subsequently banned from all Holiday Inns for life.


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Posted: 28 Jun 12, 22:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good Moon coverage, but I'd always thought their lifetime ban was more likely a result of Keith throwing tvs out of the window into the pool...and his USUAL fun of dynamiting the bathrooms by flushing lit sticks.


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I've always wished that some band would follow suit and blow up bathrooms on his birthday, but it hasn't happened (that I know of)


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Posted: 29 Jun 12, 05:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice Find.

I'm guessing Freddie was a bit drunk and threw the flowers at the doors and the water damage on the carpet was the water from the vase. Probably because someone pointed out they were not real. The Lamp was probably on the table next to the flowers. Just my image of a potential scenario - no evidence but it would account for all the damages happening due to a single event.

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Posted: 30 Jun 12, 00:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ZOMFG, QUEEN ARE SO HARDCORE!! breaking flower vases and shit.. hehe :)
Not a patch on any of the classic rock 'n roll stories but still an interesting piece of history.

An invoice from a certain New Orleans caterer including the words "midget", "cocaine" and "silver plates", signed by a barely conscious John Deacon (he was the money guy, wasn't he?)... now THAT would be awesome!

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Posted: 30 Jun 12, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:
Or maybe they just had fun?
It's rock and roll. Bands smash things.


It's still uncivilized and needless. Vandalism is never excusable.


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Posted: 30 Jun 12, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chump change to them! Sure they had a good night.

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Posted: 01 Jul 12, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whole story is recalled in Peter Hince's book "Queen Unseen"

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Posted: 01 Jul 12, 20:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some people make assumptions too quickly.

1. Where does it say door WINDOWS? Think our boys aren't man enough to break down a whole friggin' door?
2. Who says the flower arrangements were demolished? Perhaps they were ordered by the band as a gift. Or eaten by Rog as a late night snack after a drinking binge.

That said, i don't own the Queen Unseen book. What's the gist of the story?

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Posted: 04 Jul 12, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ha Ha good find