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Posted: 24 Mar 05, 22:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, Ok, we've ran all this shit into the ground....but what the hell ever...lets rabble rouse some more.

"Warm Up"
What is a warm up?

Its what the real Queen, (you remember Freddie, Bri, Rog, Deaky) DIDN'T have at Live Aid in 1985.

They had no sound check, no lights.

And, as we all know.... had people like McCartney and Elton coming to them exclaiming they "stole the show!"

Real professionals warm up somewhere else besides when they are in front of paying fans.




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Posted: 24 Mar 05, 23:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apples and Oranges

46664 - first performance by a "new" band. New songs to play after a nearly twenty-year hiatus.

Live Aid - a fifteen minute performance by a band that had toured Australia and Japan just a couple months earlier. No new material, just songs they had played ad nauseum for many years.

Not being an apologist for 46664, particularly as the debate has grown tiresome. But it's not fair to compare 46664 with Live Aid.


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni wrote:

Apples and Oranges

46664 - first performance by a "new" band. New songs to play after a nearly twenty-year hiatus.

Live Aid - a fifteen minute performance by a band that had toured Australia and Japan just a couple months earlier. No new material, just songs they had played ad nauseum for many years.

Not being an apologist for 46664, particularly as the debate has grown tiresome. But it's not fair to compare 46664 with Live Aid.


For Your Information: Bob Geldof in nearly every interview past, and present about Queen...Geldof specifically told Queen (and most of the other acts that performed at Live Aid) to be a Global Jukebox..which for Geldof he specifically meant for each act, Queen included, to play their hits.

Geldof told Queen quote to "Just go out on stage and play all of your hits."

Live Aid was meant to glue the Global audience to their seats and keep them watching so that they would keep donating money for the benefit.

Geldof did NOT want artists trying out or hawking New or untried songs, as this wasn't the time. Geldof wanted fans of each artist, Queen especially, to lock into entertaining their fans to the absolute maximum and holding the fans' interest in the extremely limited time alotted for each artist to perform.

And of course, in nearly every interview Geldof has given, past..and present, he always says quote, that "Queen were the Best band of the day. They were the only band to perfectly capture and grasp the global jukebox concept."

And of course Geldof goes on to say quote "They (Queen) played the best, they had the best sound." etc.

Also, Queen rehearsed their entire set that was performed at Live Aid, at the Shaw Theater the whole week Prior to Live Aid. They knew the magnitude of this event, and they were adamant about giving their absolute quintessential best that day.

And the rest as they say, and as Geldof has suggested in his interviews...is History!!!!


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And Queen did what, 2 (or was it 1?) weeks of prep work for a 20 min set list.


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wstüssyb wrote:

And Queen did what, 2 (or was it 1?) weeks of prep work for a 20 min set list.


I heard a full week of rehearsals, including some of the so called improv. call & response that Freddie did with the Wembley crowd, all at Britain's Shaw Theater.

Now before you scoff, that may sound like alot of time of rehearals for a 20 minute set. But...

1) Queen did in fact nail Live Aid to a Tee and to this day, fans, people not familiar with Queen, critics, music artists and Geldof all admit that Queen was the band that "stole the show". And Queen knew that they were going to be in front of over 70,000 people at Wembley, with Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the International press, dignitaries, etc. in attendance, and upwards of a billion people worldwide watching them on TV.

That's ALOT of pressure, and the eyes of the world were on them...It may have been only 20 minutes, but for Queen (and for all of the artists who performed at Live Aid) those few minutes that Queen and all of the other artists that performed that day, those few minutes were career makers, or career breakers (as was the case also with U2 who was just as stellar!)..

So Queen rehearsed intensely, went for it, and won the day.

2) Unlike Paul Rodgers with Queen at Fancourt who also had ALOT of pressure and the eyes of the world on him, with Nelson Mandela, International press, media, fans, artists all in attendance, and upwards of thousands if not millions worldwide tuning in to the webcast...and he got a MAJOR case of nerves, and Blew IT!!!!


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