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Posted: 20 Aug 04, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey guys!! I was just wondering, what's your favourite Queen stages???.... you know, considering the lights, and everything....
I would say the one from the Magic Tour, but the one of the Rock In Rio festival is also beautiful...


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Posted: 20 Aug 04, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Earls Court rig rocked, with the crown above the stage. They also used it for the News Of The World tour, if I'm not mistaken.

Does anyone have any really good pictures of it for all to see?


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Posted: 20 Aug 04, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the light rig from the Works tour and the cheesy oversized cogs as well. Interestingly, I enjoyed the bare bones Live Aid setup too: it proved that the band didn't always need an elaborate rig to steal the show!


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Posted: 20 Aug 04, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the light rig from the Live Killers tour, but the ones from The Works and Magic tours were great, also.


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Posted: 20 Aug 04, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah have to agree with Gunpowder Gelatine, the Live Killer stage setup (the pizza oven) was in my opinion the most impressive.

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Posted: 20 Aug 04, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has to be "the works" lighting rig. That was Roger's fav too.


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Posted: 21 Aug 04, 01:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got a giant poster of the famous '84 picture with the perfect view of the lights. Amazing rig.


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Posted: 21 Aug 04, 08:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

haha I like the Works lighting rig too... but i love that neon (?) blue light above the stage on the Magic Tour..... you know,
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PS.: yes, this is a HORRIBLE drawing of that light set hehehe


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Posted: 21 Aug 04, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My cousin Joe was the lighting designer for Queen from January of 77 to May of 79. He designed the crown and the pizza oven rigs for those tours. So for me I'd have to say those two rigs and stages were my favorites. I remember as a kid seeing black and white shots of the stages as the crown was being constructed when he was visiting between tours and always thinking how cool it was for him to be working with a rock band. I think he worked the Austrailian leg of the Works tour as well. He said the Earls Court rig was so big that they had to cut it all up just to get it out of the venue. He has some great stories but doesn't talk much about those days now.