Well I just glad I didnt pay £55 to see Brian May masturbate in public.
I paid a tenner of a tout.
1. If you didn't think it would be worth the £55 Ticket Price, don't go. Simple as.
This is not a Communist State, you're not forced into attending.
It was pretty poor IMHO.
They were unrehearsed. Paul Roges doesnt fit. They would have been better with Robbie Williams. Or better still - no vocalist - and just let the audience sing.
2. Not putting the Work in ?? Several days of rehersals at Bray, which came after WORK at Roger's house. Its the first night of the tour. I'm a massive Springsteen fan, who along with Queen, is the best live performer ever (period) and the first few shows on his Tours are normally steady and lack anything amazing. This is normally due to familiarisation with the new material. Come October 2002 on his Rising Tour- two months in- the sets were totally different.
Paul doesn't know every single lyric to every bloody Queen song, and probably never will. The Setlist should change in time.
No Vocalist idea ?? Laughable.
It was very badly paced too.
Good Setlists Loud songs to begin, bring it back down to a simple level, build up to another climax to take it to the Encores. Gradually build up again for a big finale............correct me if I'm wrong, but this is similiar to last nights setlist.
Admitedly AKOM didn't work too well, but loved the lights.
The Free / Bad Company stuff was quite good though.
Highlight was Love of My Life and I'm in Love with My Car (which was a suprise)
They did a bit of audiovisual trickery with freddie singing the beginning of Bohemian Rhapsody which worked ok.
Queen at Milton Keynes was my first ever concert and I think I've seen over 1000 gigs since that day; and tonight has to rank in the bottom 20.
The visuals as mentioned were poor. Badly edited and just not professionally done. Some footage from a tea party in Japan which showed no images of John. There was only one ( i think) visual of John and that was on screen for milli seconds.
The Visuals weren't that bad. The fact its their first night means some slack should be cut. It won't be perfect, Brian said so himself.
I saw lots of images of John, but the Screens visibilty wasn't helped by the bright lines near them
But hey , the other 4,500 people there seemed to love it, and thats what matters at the end of the day.
And I think several more will too......