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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey guys, just wanted to start a different thread for the Birmingham gig. I'll be staying at the Crowne Plaza along with my brother. I know some of you guys will also be staying there. GregM said that they have a bar in the hotel that we can meet up at before we go to the show, this sounds like a plan unless someone comes up with somewhere better. Let me know what everyone thinks, and lets talk about the gig itself, anything relating to the Birmingham NEC show or surrounding area.


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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll be arriving around 10 AM on the day of the show, and staying until Sunday around noon. I'm sure it will be a great time. I'll do some research on the restaurant/pub and let you know what it's called, if that's where you'd like to meet. It SOUNDS like a good, central location.

I can't wait!

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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lucky bastards..;-)

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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

4th time seeing Queen at the NEC 24/11/79 - 06/12/1980 - 01/09/84 & of course Brian 12/06/93. I really like this venue I know its not everyones favourite but I've always found the accoustics to be excellent!

The 1979 gig was in Exhibition Hall 1 an altogether different venue I was lucky to be at the front my mate at the back reckoned he heard the words a full 30 seconds after Freddie had sung them like watching a badly synched movie. That gig was the biggest (18000) of the Crazy tour.

The 1980 Gig was the 2nd ever gig at the new International Arena the first gig and official opening had been the night before and Queen headlined of course so its rather fitting that nearly 25 years later they are back.

The Works tour gets a lot of stick around these parts I think rather unfairly IMO Queen were at their collective peak as a Live Band on this tour and the 1984 NEC gig the 2nd of 3 was the best Queen gig I have ever been to and there are quite a few to choose from.

My good lady and I will be arriving around 5pm I think I might just be wearing my Yellow Magic Tour Hawian shirt as it only comes out for very special occasions! Hope to see some of you guys around lets hope its yet another special NEC occasion!


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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool,we should be arriving in Birmingham, via Train from Paddington Station London, to the NEC Station in Birmingham around noon. At that point I want to check my bag and then get some wonderfull English Food. Then mabey we can all meet up in that pub or in the hotel lobby and eat and drink together before we leave for the show. But I also want to get there early to get a good spot up front by the stage. Lets all keep this thread going until the show itself.


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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 04:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm staying in Stafford with a couple of friends. Should be cool can't wait. If anyone wants to pay over the top bar prices and get me a drink during Brian's solo I'll be stood at the bar with an incredulous look on my face and a Queen II t-shirt.


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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 04:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess it's gonna be Queen II t-shirt as well :)
Arriving from London about midday- plenty of time before the gig. Few beers or sth- very welcome :)

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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going with my sister though I won't be getting there till about 7ish...


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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We'll be there too!
Hopefully we're checking in around 2.00pm on the day...
See you in the bar!!!


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Posted: 28 Apr 05, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, does anyone know if cameras are allowed at the NEC? And if so, what kind?

Also, do flashes bother the folks on stage?

I'd like to take a few pics -- say five or six -- but wanted to know if anyone would mind.

Thanks,

Greg

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

Let's keep the thread alive :)
7 days!!!

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Posted: 29 Apr 05, 07:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Incredible...I Can't believe it!

I'm all set!

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Posted: 29 Apr 05, 08:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not talking about anything else- everybody have enough of this "Paul Rodgers this...", "Queen that"... :) My friends who don't like Queen almost can't stand me anymore :) And I thought that before Brixton it was special... :)

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Posted: 29 Apr 05, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm getting pumped!!! I Can't wait, just trying to finish my college finals, and then it's off to jolly old England. I just heard that they played Wishing Well last night, I hope they keep that one in instead of Little Bit of Love, Wishing Well Fucking rocks!!!


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Posted: 01 May 05, 07:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What time are we meeting?
I also want to leave quite early to get close to the stage. But I'm arriving from London quite early too, so... plenty of time :)

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Posted: 01 May 05, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know -- I'm paranoid enough that I'd like to get in line VERY early, so what say noonish?

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Posted: 01 May 05, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going myself on Friday - can't wait! I'm a bit worried about queing tho - it was bad enough at Brixton waiting for so long.... this is gonna be alot more intense I feel!

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Posted: 01 May 05, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Those who will be standing -- what would a good time be to start lining up, in your opinion? I have no plans, so whenever will be fine...I'll be arriving in town around 11 AM.

Thanks in advance for any advice, and hope to see you there!

Greg

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Posted: 02 May 05, 00:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When do the doors at the NEC offically open? I herd earlier around 6pm. If this is the case we should probably get there around 3pm. I mean I can't see waiting outside the building for hours on end, not sober anyway.


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Posted: 02 May 05, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You got a point there :)