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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Freddie was still alive today would Queen still be able to fill big venues like wembley or knebworth ?


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 15:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Think about what Stones are doin'... More or less...

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If they'd continued making successful albums, definitely.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think probably, although I find Queen more sophistecated than the Stones. Maybe they would be doing it a little differently.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, totally agree with you Robin. I just took the Stones as an example of "sacred monster"...

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure they would be!


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope they would have done, so does every Queen fan really i suppose :)


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But if you look at madonna and U2 they cant fill stadiums anymore.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 20:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think they would like to do big stadium concerts, they'd rather do smaller ones, like in 70s. Freddie used to say that it would be ridiculous to perform after reaching 50 and more, so I think there wouldn't be big stadium tours. They would rather concentrate on recording, playing with other musicians and things like that.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Freddie was still alive, baby, they'd have to build BIGGER stadiums.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 21:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Without a doubt, they would!
I mean, the interest in Queen is still enormous if they set up a musical that now tours the whole world.
They are great musicians and if Freddie was still here he'd also be so why shouldn't they be able to fill stadiums?

But I doubt that they'd still WANT to do such big tours. Freddie once said that he thought of going into production or something.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 21:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm positive they would. And if they had some more concerts in the US, I would go to all of 'em!


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As Sonja pointed out, it is always more difficult to find out the strong motivation to keep going on... When you have reached the most important goals in your activity there is a moment in which you ask to yourself: "Well, ok, and then?"...

And I agree with you even on the other point: undoubtly the interest is still very high and the WWRY musical is a clear evidence of that but... Let's play the "what if" game a little bit more... Are we sure that all this interest would have been the same if Freddie hadn't died?

Dunno, but not that sure... Nice points, anyway.

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 22:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It would surely depend on whether people still liked their music - I'd have to hope like fuck that they didn't follow their disco experimentation a la Hot Space with hip-hop experimentation.



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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 23:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen would definetly fill more stadiums. I mean look at all of the fans here. We would all go and they still have millions of fans in 100s of countries.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 23:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dragonzflame wrote:

It would surely depend on whether people still liked their music - I'd have to hope like fuck that they didn't follow their disco experimentation a la Hot Space with hip-hop experimentation.


That would be horrible. Just imagine Freddie rapping!


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 23:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The era of stadium sell outs has pretty much faded for anyone.

I saw dylan play a few years ago at a not-too-huge stadium. They had to shuffle everyone around because they only sold enough to fill the lower level.

Granted, I saw BNL at the same venue and that was sold out so what do I know?

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 23:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

albyboy wrote:

Are we sure that all this interest would have been the same if Freddie hadn't died?

Dunno, but not that sure... Nice points, anyway.

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yeah..well...in this case it would definitely depend on the music they'd be making. I am pretty sure they wouldn't have done another Hot Space type of thing, cos in the end none of them was really keen on that.
But there are so many things that we have to consider in this 'what if...' topic...
I mean, look at the music business now and then. It's all changed A LOT, record companies are losing money, record sales are going down, internet downloads are increasing....
These are all influences that also change bands.
They surely wouldn't be the same.

But, also true... who knows what would've happened if Freddie hadn't died.
Sadly enough, many artists celebrate their biggest success after they've died because just then people seem to realize what the world has lost.
Like 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone'...

this 'what if...' thing could go on forever though....


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 23:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

of course!!, they would have to stop playing in stadiums and play in big parks


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