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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 02:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never really understanded all the fuss about the Works finale in South Africa. Can someone explain it to me?

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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was because of the apartheid. No blacks were allowed to attend, so Queen was performing for an all white (segregated) audience.


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the gigs were in Sun City - but the fact that sth africa was still apartheid-run was all that mattered -
even though blacks were allowed to attend - the audience was segregated - so queen were seen to be condoning this even though Roger has said they weren't aware of the segregation issue and later admitted that the whole thing was an error of judgement on queen's part


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 10:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wait. Didn't Brian say that they performed for both WHITE and BLACK fans?


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay... I was wrong. But I had the right idea.


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 22:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They played 7 concerts at Super Bowl in Sun City, in Bophuthatswana.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bophuthatswana

Unfortunatelly, concerts were not filmed... not even audio recording exists, as far as I now.

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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 22:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really, that stinks...


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