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.