EVE OF THE TOUR
I'm thrilled ! So - I hear on the grapevine - someone thought that for Fat Bottomed Girls at Fancourt we used backing tapes ? !! ha ha! We must be getting good !! We actually had a real concentrated go at polishing up the harmonies the afternoon of the gig, just quietly at the hotel. It must have paid off !! We're lucky - we have six singers in this band. It makes a big difference.
Tonight I'm feeling good - the gig willl not be perfect - we are work in progress, and we're going gently with Paul's voice ...some of the set will still be in development .... but there's a lot of good spirit in there. And a lot of fun. Freddie would have enjoyed the fun; of that I am sure. And it's loud and proud.
In Brixton we have no room for the catwalk and substage which we'll be taking on the tour ... and of course the lighting trusses won't all go in - it's our only theatre gig as such. ... And our ... well, never mind ... this is a transitional show ... but as such it will be unique .... It will be the closest, most intimate, most get-down-sweaty gig you'll probably ever see us do. It's definitely a one-off. I hope yo'all have fun. We will give it our all.
When we get back to Wembley in a few weeks' time a lot of water will have flowed under our bridges, and I imagine we will be comfortable on the big set. But tomorrow? Once more into the breach, Dear Pals !! Or as Eminem would say ....
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime ..... yo !
Now ... I'm ready. I own it. I want it.
see ya out there soon ...
"Not a fan of the ladies, are you Trebek?"