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Posted: 30 Dec 04, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What do people think?

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Posted: 30 Dec 04, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nah...

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Posted: 05 Jan 05, 03:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, not much response then!!!

How about I cahnge the question slightly:

SHOULD they play at the convention?

Lets get some discussion going on this. Personnaly I think that they should as a complete one off (and for them / QFC to make that crystal clear). They will probably never be better prepared to put on a proper show around the time of the convention.

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Posted: 05 Jan 05, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Still the answer is 'nah'... ;-)

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Posted: 05 Jan 05, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

not a fucking chance...they are out touring...so why do it without making some money out of it?


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 02:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brenski, why do you think they are just in it for the money? I hardly think they need any more money, they already rake in millions every year anyway. You make it sound like you think they don't care about the fans. They have sort of played a fan club event already (well Brian, Roger & John) in 1988 (I think, could have been 1989???) at the Hammersmith Palais for the fan club xmas party, I don't think they made any money out of that.

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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

>hardly think they need any more money, they >already rake in millions every year anyway

You have no idea - the fact that they "rake in" millions means that they have to forefit a large percentage of that in tax to HM Treaury - the fact that that Brian, Roger and John all choose to sent the bulk of their time in the UK means that they are not exempt from the UK's taxation laws. Therefore, they have to pay at the highest possible rate.

Add to the above the following:

1 - They all live in million-pound houses that are similarly subject to the highest band of property tax and by extension, cost a fortune to run and maintain.

2 - They all have families that are high maintenance because of the lifestyle that they have become accustomed to.

3 - They all have ex-wives and associated children that they will all be paying maintenance to (John especially I would have thought).

4 - The three of them also run their own production companies that have associated staff and corporation tax etc that require paying.

5 - Now the contorversial bit - we have no idea of the debts that Freddie's spending ran up and neither do we know the kinds of debt that Brian, Roger and John have accumulated.

6 - How has the WWRY musical been financed int he different countries? Ticket pricing in Russia may not be high enough to cover the costs of staging the show - Queen touring could off-set that.

So, money is ABSOLUTELY the major factor behind them going out on the road; whatever rubbish Brian comes out with about wanting to go out for the fans, just remember that he is beheld to a contract with QPL and it is that organisation which dictates what Queen do.


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

couldn't picture BM & RT in one of the glorious Prestatyn chalets or mingling like Jeff Scott Soto or Jamie Moses with the fans at the bar. Would be great though if they appeared but I'm sure the security would be severe which is not in keeping with the relaxed atmosphere of the weekend. They used to make appearance regulary at FC events, the Christmas 88 party etc. Damn shame BM didn't bother his arse to turn up to Imperial for the FM party in 2003! Happy days!

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don´t think so...

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Told you... ;-)

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow....i was wondering if this was going to happen. I'm sure i was'nt the only one who had to blow off this years Convention so i could maybe go to a gig....there is only so much money to go around, you know?

Now i see it has come to their attention and they have changed the dates. Nice...but i'm sure some fans will still be unhappy due to their hastily booked travel arrangements.

Now that it's set foir September, perhaps i won't have to blow the big 20th off after all! Yippee!!!

Well, that is if i STILL have some money after this Spring with all the gigs....heh heh heh...