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Posted: 04 May 04, 17:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi all.
I guess some of you might be interested in the live songs and WWRY press conference in Madrid, on May the 3rd.
I was invited to the event with some other Queen fans from different places from Spain (I'm from Leon).

OK, No One But You was sung by Eva Maria in Spanish and it was very nice and theatrical. Just a few lights on the stage for that song, it was all a little bit dark and quiet through the song.
The same happened with the beginning of Bo Rap. After a few lines of that song are sung, Brian appears and everybody goes wild.
And he was playing the real Red Special, with the coin inserted.

He had a few notes wrong in the last guitar solo after the rock part of the song, but still having a laugh and getting very close to the edge of the stage were everybody could have touched his sport shoes.

I was there, with my video camera, excited and trembling a little with the real Brian playing just one meter away from me.

You can see a picture of me recording Bo Rap, taken by the end of the song:

http://www.deromeria.dm.cl/pages/mingotonight/ESPECIAL_WE_WILL_ROCK_YOU_2/imagepage24.html

Then, it was time for the press conference.
There was some TV coverage but I would dare to say that not from the papers, just from TV.

The microphone was handed then by someone from the audience, who just asked questions about Elvis, looking for something in Brian related to the king of Rock'n Roll.

Luis Alvarez didn't seem to be happy with the questions, but Brian just keep on answering all politely.
Then I just got the microphone to be the next one!!! I felt I was the luckiest person in the world!!!

I did my best to do it right, in english, no translations from spanish, straight to Brian.
No silly questions, not the same old Fred or Deacy questions.
It was time to talk:

"Hi Brian, I'm TREMBLING right now because this is the happiest moment in my life". Then he had a smile for me and some kind words before I asked a couple of questions:

-You have joined the WWRY cast many times but only to play (mainly) Bo Rap. Have you considered playing any other songs with the cast apart from Bo Rap, Champions and Tie Your Mother Down?

-What about playing no-hit songs in the WWRY musical set-list? maybe something like '39?

Now I watch the video tape and I can't believe that I'm there talking to Brian.
What a video, what an experience.

After the press conference, it was time for the signature session, I joined the queue as soon as possible and waited excited to meet Brian for about an hour. When I was just 1 meter away from him, one of the men from the shop, almost angry, told me that he would be ONLY signing the booklet of the spanish WWRY musical CD... but I hadn't that one, just my booklets from Brian's albums!!!
So that man told me to leave with no signature. I did, down but still excited with my second and still perfect BM experiece (the first one was the concert in Gijon in 1998).
When Brian left the shop, he made a picture of the people outside that maybe we'll see in his web page soon.

Thanks Brian

Cesar Madarro


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Posted: 04 May 04, 18:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like you had a great time!

I wonder if you could tell us Brian's answers to your questions?

Also, the picture you linked looks very strange. They have edges around them as if they were inserted from a different image.

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Posted: 04 May 04, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not a fake picture.
You can see the reflection in the floor.

By the way, I had the chance to have a picture with Pete Malandrone and the Red Special.
What a pity I didn't realize it was the real one until today, that's why I didn't pay too much atention to that one..arggg.

The answer to my questions:
-It would take a month for him to rehearse the other songs from the show and that's why he always plays the ones he always does.
-A song like 39 wouldn't fit into the show, but they have NOBY which is not a big hit after all.

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Posted: 04 May 04, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cesar Madarro wrote:

It's not a fake picture.
You can see the reflection in the floor.

By the way, I had the chance to have a picture with Pete Malandrone and the Red Special.
What a pity I didn't realize it was the real one until today, that's why I didn't pay too much atention to that one..arggg.

The answer to my questions:
-It would take a month for him to rehearse the other songs from the show and that's why he always plays the ones he always does.
-A song like 39 wouldn't fit into the show, but they have NOBY which is not a big hit after all.

CM



but NOBY is so touching in the musical....


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Posted: 04 May 04, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

but NOBY is so touching in the musical...


*sigh* I know... brought a tear to my eye.

Were it not for the fact I was wearing eyeliner and non-waterproof mascara, and sitting next to a brother who would have absolutely ripped the shit out of me, I'd probably have been in floods.
But that's probably just me being my usual soppy self.


As for the picture... I think it's just the lighting which makes it look strange.


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Posted: 05 May 04, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, there are some real great pictures on that site. Both WWRY sections!


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Posted: 05 May 04, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did he mention anything about that bucket of paint he owes me?


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Posted: 05 May 04, 10:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian rushed away after the autograph session in the big shop as the WWRY cast was waiting for him at the TV studios.
According to one guy who I met at the press conference that was invited to the TV show (I don't know how) they played Bo Rap and Champions with Brian.
Wow.
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Posted: 05 May 04, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holy fuck! Where are people getting these Queen t-shirts from? I want one! I'm also interested about this..

http://www.deromeria.dm.cl/pages/mingotonight/ESPECIAL_WE_WILL_ROCK_YOU_2/images/DSC02410.jpg

And where abouts that little Red Special came from?


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Posted: 05 May 04, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe you can find all of that stuff at the QOL e-shop, If I'm not mistaken.


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Posted: 05 May 04, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Forget the t-shirts! I want that GUITAR!!!! (Homer - ohhhhh...)

I've seen the minature guitars on ebay loads. I saw a couple only two days ago.

Peace,
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