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Posted: 05 Mar 05, 10:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

can anyone tell me which the concert is where Freddie is seen wearing the black and white chequered leotard?


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Posted: 05 Mar 05, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Earl's Court 1977!


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Posted: 05 Mar 05, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thankyou


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Posted: 05 Mar 05, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 05 Mar 05, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The leotard was stolen from Freddie's dressing room following a gig in 1978.
I think the guy who stole it is a big Formula 1 fan as I have seen him waving it around towards the end of several races. The police however refuse to take me seriously whenever I alert them to his presence.

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Posted: 05 Mar 05, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fatty, the authorities are in on it. No wonder they don't take you seriously. They don't seem to care when I report WATC being stolen and played at a lot of sports events. It's like every cop has something against Queen!

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Posted: 05 Mar 05, 23:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He also wears one in the 'we are the champions' film clip. but you all probably know that. so i guess i'll shut up. LOL@fatty

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Posted: 06 Mar 05, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ive been wondering that too.. saved me the trouble of asking :o)

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Posted: 06 Mar 05, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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He also wears one in the 'we are the champions' film clip. but you all probably know that. so i guess i'll shut up. LOL@fatty


You're wrong. Close, but wrong! Freddie wore a leotard with one side black and one side white. I used to make that mistake until I saw the video!


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Posted: 06 Mar 05, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

whowantstoliveforever88 wrote:

Earl's Court 1977!


Hello All. I have a copy of Earl's Court 1977 and Freddie's not wearing the B/W outfit. Instead, it's an orange/white/green checkered leotard of the same diamond pattern. I am not sure when the Black and White one was worn...but i'm sure it's from the same era.


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Posted: 06 Mar 05, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ramses you ar eright, it is a orange,green one in that concert i checked it out. so any ideas where the black and white one is from? i know it must be 1978/79 era.


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Posted: 06 Mar 05, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1977 is a definite. Chicago or New york city maybe?


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Posted: 06 Mar 05, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely Chicago!


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Posted: 06 Mar 05, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And Houston'77...( we can see a little part of it in the rare live video.)
He was wearing B/W checkered leotard around the era of NOTW tour.


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Posted: 07 Mar 05, 06:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Correct. The black and white checks were worn for the US "News" tour. For the European tour he used the black and white stripes. I recently saw the stiped one on ebay up for sale.

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Posted: 07 Mar 05, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, they were so similar that it's easy to get mixed up!


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Posted: 07 Mar 05, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know exactly how many times he wore the silver shiny outfit. ( I think noone could count it actually...) But as far as I know he wore it for the encore as we can see it in the video of Earls Court and the official rare live video. Depending on his mood, he changed the costumes three or four times during one stage around the era of such costumes.



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

Well...I think he wore those Nijinsky-type ( or harequin type) outfits from UK shows in september '76 including Hyde Park...for I have a photo book reporting the concert of Edinburgh '76 (before Hyde Park) where he wore the white leotard and a kimono. In those days he reappeared in a kimono with red-striped shorts beneath it for the encore...I also think he still wore a kimono around the early '77 and then, he began to wear the shiny outfit for the encore usually instead of wearing a kimono...cuz he always pursued lots of variety.


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Posted: 13 Mar 05, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ozzy Queen wrote:

He also wears one in the 'we are the champions' film clip. but you all probably know that. so i guess i'll shut up. LOL@fatty

wan't that half black, half white?

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Posted: 13 Mar 05, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Question - how do you pee in one of those?

Freddie was probably the only man ever to look even half cool in a leotard

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