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Posted: 06 Feb 05, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just wondering if any of you has. Because I want to meet Brian and Roger.


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Posted: 06 Feb 05, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The trick is to be in the same location at the same time...and yes, lots of us have managed it.

Sorry to be flippant, but what do you expect - home addresses?

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Posted: 06 Feb 05, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've had 4 e-mails from Brian (2 long, 2 short) between September 2003 and July 2004 (the last two, when I had a guess at his mystery guitar - he still owes me that chocolate biscuit he promised me, lol!). That's as close as I may ever get to meeting Brian.

For people relating to Queen in one way or another, I've had (and still exchange) e-mails with Greg Brooks, who is Queen's official archivist for those newbies who don't know who he is. He's an awesome guy, really! I've also spoken to him twice on the phone.
Currently, I'm about to write articles for a book he is writing (can't spill any details at the moment about the book, sorry! Would rather keep this to myself), since he enjoyed a short (or long) paragraph I wrote for him, which eventually I will share with you guys someday.

I've also had an e-mail or two from Queen producer Justin Shirley-Smith, who gave me some very valuable information about the digital tapes Queen used from The Works sessions and onwards (I did share it once, dunno if Sebastian saw it or not, as he would have loved what Justin wrote to me)

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Posted: 06 Feb 05, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I met Roger in Stoke in 1999


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Posted: 06 Feb 05, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I played pinball with Brian a few years ago, i beat him :)


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Posted: 06 Feb 05, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

I played pinball with Brian a few years ago, i beat him :)


LOL

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Posted: 06 Feb 05, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I met Brian (even talked with him) and Roger. And I've got some e-mails from Brian.

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Posted: 06 Feb 05, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu Yasha (a.k.a. Lum's Stormtrooper) wrote:

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

I played pinball with Brian a few years ago, i beat him :)


LOL




Very good, I only just clicked!


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Posted: 06 Feb 05, 22:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I stood within five feet of Brian May in 1998 when I was 12. I couldn't get an autograph, but he waved at me :-) I waited in the blistering heat for two hours just for that! :-)

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Posted: 07 Feb 05, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Met Brian after WWRY - got an autograph and a smidgen of banter. Nice guy.

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Posted: 07 Feb 05, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To Penetration Guru:

Not all of us are so smart as you are to know their whereabouts at all times in order to strategically catch them at the right time. And not all of us live in the UK either where they reside/show their faces most of the time. Get off your high horse and cut people some slack.

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Posted: 07 Feb 05, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My apologies Penetration Guru and everyone...

I tend to let my fingers type before I tap into my sarcastic sense of humor...
I guess I was just trying to defend an innocent inquiring mind who would only dream of meeting the musician(s)he admires. Should get a sense of humor I guess, huh? You're right, really can't go knocking on doors...maybe I'm slightly jealous cause it would be hard for me to meet them myself living in the US...dream on, huh?
Once again, I'm sorry...

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Posted: 07 Feb 05, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep after several hours at Stafford after DATR gig. All very courteous (yeah and autos)unfortunately then failed the exam I was taking next day! oh well. Roger on first Cross tour at Hummingbird in Birmingham-class bloke shared a beer and autos on photo. Ah sweet memories.


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Posted: 07 Feb 05, 20:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Met Brian at Piccadilly Radio before the Maine road gig in 1986.
Met him (briefly) in the freezing cold at Hammersmith in '93.
Before and after the Cozy tribute show at Buxton, bit odd that one, but he was chatty.
Again on the Another World Tour in Manchester, shook my hand and spoke to me.

Met Roger in Glasgow on Electric Fire tour. Marred by some knobhead barging past me (even though he'd only just got there) and annoying Roger with his anal ramblings. Also he and Debbie passed me and me mates in the street in Manchester on the day of his show and we just stood there like idiots and smiled and said hello as he passed. Rather do that than embarrass myself doing something stupid.

Finally, got through on a World Service programme on the radio and spoke to Brian and Roger on the phone, bizarre experience.

No luck in the meetings - days of the shows.
And I waited for 15 years to meet Roger and it was all too brief, ah well.


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Posted: 07 Feb 05, 21:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I met Brian in Toronto HMV when he was promoting Innuendo and he's emailed me as well. Class guy.

A friend of mine met Brian and Roger on an airplane in the early eighties. I didn't believe her, but she had the pics to prove it.

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Posted: 07 Feb 05, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I met Brian and Roger last September in Vegas. I was in shock. It was awesome.


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Posted: 08 Feb 05, 02:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I envy all of you who have met any member of Queen.
Well...I have a simple question.
Has anybody ever seen Brian at his own guitar shop?


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Posted: 08 Feb 05, 03:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't know Brian had a guitar shop?! Where is it?


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Posted: 08 Feb 05, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian HASN'T got a guitar shop at all - he simply played guitar at the opening party of A FRIEND'S guitar shop in London last year: Barry Moorhouse's "House of Guitars", 8 January 2004 (check Bri's site for story and pictures).

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Posted: 08 Feb 05, 04:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Right.


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