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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been a Queen fan for quite some time, and was always confused about one specific thing...

WHY THE HELL DID FREDDIE ALWAYS HAVE A METAL ROD ATTACHED TO HIS MIC???


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I remember correctly, at an early Queen show while Freddie was performing the top part of the microphone stand broke off from the bottom part and Freddie just performed the rest of the show that way. After that show, he just decided to have half of the stand attached to his mic as sort of a trademark thing. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's how it got started...


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 21:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Exactly.

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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 21:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow...I didn't know that, but that's interesting. It's neat to see how such common trademarks started so mundanely (sp?) Thank you for putting my mind at ease.


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 21:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love that whole 'half-mic' thing... So cool! :D


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 21:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't forget that it wasn't just for being a trademark thing. He liked it because it wasn't heavy to move around the stage.

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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 21:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's what Rainmaker said...only a bit different.


When Freddie was in a band called 'Wreckage' (His band in de late 60's) the stand of his microphone broke, and they didn't have roadies to put it back. So he twirled around with it, and the audience liked it. So he kept on doing it ever since


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 22:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was wondering that too!


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 23:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I was little I always thought it looked like he was waving it around like a magic wand...kind of like a magician or something. Like at the end of "Let Me Entertain You" he waves it in the air on the last note before the stage goes black....


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like when in the video for SMGO he used it to swordfight with the others:)


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 07:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That would be Princes of the Universe.

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 08:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Robbie Williams is using one aswell...


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 08:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fuck him


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For god's sake it's ok for someone else to do it! My god, are you really that sad?

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah fuck Robbie williams - cock

Didn't Axl Rose use one to



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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 08:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ye, er... actually I must admit you that if I were a lead singer I'd wear that aswell :P


No Adam. It is just that I don't like Robbie.


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 09:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, well that's ok! I just don't like it when people jump on others for copying little things that Fred or the band used to do.

I'll never forget that topic where someone posted a pic of Robbie's arm in the air and people were furious that he was copying Freddie! Thankfully, someone was sane enough to post a picture of a footballer doing the same thing and mocked the idea!

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Posted: 13 Jul 04, 04:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian_Mays_Wig wrote:

That would be Princes of the Universe.

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Well,I meant in the FM Tribute Concert during the Clips(It was during SMGO that the swordfighting clip showed.)


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Posted: 13 Jul 04, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't forget that the singer for Poison used a half mic stand in their first vid.
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Posted: 13 Jul 04, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure Freddie wasn't the first one who used a half mic stand, and i'm sure he wasn't the first one who raised his fist.

Although most Stepfords would like to believe that


"On the first day Pim & Niek created a heavenly occupation. Pim & Niek blessed it and named it 'Loosch'."



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