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Posted: 04 May 05, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I've just got home, having had to go shopping after the concert, and wow!!!

They added Under Pressure tonight, which was introduced by Peter Kay.....

Brian's guitars seemed a bit frail tonight, he seemed to have a lot of problems with them.

Gotta say that even without Freddie, this was some show. The musicianship was above first class, it was.......

I'll let someone else put the set list up, though as I'm in nned of some food.

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Posted: 04 May 05, 19:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Guitar was only a bit frail at the beginning of HTF. Apart from that, the solos, IWIA & AKOM sounded as though they were straight off the record. I was VERY VERY impressed with the whole evening. They sure kept us waiting though! 8:30pm? I was in my seat at 7pm!



Oh yeah, and that glitter ball was amazing!


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Posted: 04 May 05, 19:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

{Oh yeah, and that glitter ball was amazing}

i agree
bit pissed off trying to get out the car park
did any one have 7.30 start time on there tickets
it didnt start til late


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Posted: 04 May 05, 19:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Performance wise the guitars sounded fine, but quite a few times he changed his guitars. More so than normal I suspect. During Crazy he had problems, in that the first guitar they gave him after the accoustic failed. That's what I meant, not the performance wise


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Posted: 04 May 05, 19:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just got back and... wow.

Brilliant preformance, something I will remember for a long time. Thought there would be more bouncing to BR to be honest though.

I managed to get Paul Rogers red wristband at the end when he was coming up to bow. I just screamed at him for it and he lent over and threw it to me. Great guy, great preformer.


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Posted: 04 May 05, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You really screamed "Give me your wristband!" ?

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Posted: 04 May 05, 20:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thought I'd beat that wiseacre Flashman to the post. Absolutely knackered could do with another eye opener.

Cracking concert, I Want It All the pick for me, that said Roger giving Peter Kay the finger (after pointing out that just two more weeks of 'Amorrillo' (spelling??) at number one would put him in the same league as Bo Rhap) was pretty perfect too.

God bless 'em all.




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Posted: 05 May 05, 05:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, don't feel too bad considering. Put a few away, I suppose - but spread over 9 hours, so ended up drinking myself sober. Didn't you see us? That was Archie and I smoking cigars and demanding service at the bars. Yes, that's right! I trod on your toes and damned your eyes as you tried to get past me to go to the toilet. No, not that fat bastard - I was the handsome one.

Cracking show! The M.E.N. ain't the best venue in the world, but they blew the roof off, which even The Darkness couldn't quite manage. Paul Rodgers wasn't as bad as I was expecting, although I won't be rushing out to buy any of his records. And what's with leather trouser at nearly 60 - surely a criminal offence? Maybe they were rubber, that would be understandable, I suppose. Good to see him off the dole, though. Sang a song called Wishing Well, which was met with thunderous applause when it ended - the crowd were as relieved to see it over as I was.

I reckon Brian just improves with age, like the finest Burgundy. His voice was stronger than ever, and his guitar playing top notch. I just sat in awe during Last Horizon. Mind you, I couldn't do much else. It came after a 20 minute guitar solo, so my arse had moulded to the seat.

Roger sounded great too, considering how unfit he looks. Gad, who would believe he used to be the pretty one? Some of the folk at the front threw condoms at him when he came on stage to introduce a song dedicated to AIDS victims. How times change - 30 years ago they were throwing knickers. It wasn't the best song really - would have loved to hear Tenement Funster instead. Really touching to hear him refer to Bri as 'my best mate', although Spike looked a little bit despondent.

Paul Rodgers was off stage for a good while - absolute bliss. Like having the boys back together again, as it should be. I Want It All was magnificent - best of the night for me. Handy piss break and a chance to wet my whistle during another Paul Rodgers number, then A Kind Of Magic, which was a bit flat though - don't know why, as it's a great song.

Had to do a double-take when Peter Kay came on with his sidekick from Max & Paddy (like Brian, I don't know his real name either). Does Peter Kay only own one shirt? He introduced Under Pressure which, while not one of my favourites, was superbly performed after only a day's rehearsal and was much appreciated by the crowd as the surprise it was intended to be.

Usual songs to close, including that Free song everyone has heard of (there's only one ain't there?), and Peter Kay (obviously pissed) joined the boys back on stage to take their deserved bows.

All in all, a wonderful celebration of the world's greatest band and hopefully not the last time we'll see Rog & Bri (and Spike of course - gad, he's aged) rocking away together on stage. As for Paul Rodgers - a valiant attempt, but expect to see him back on the bins next year.




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

Flashman - im glad i didnt see you as you sound just like the type of person i hate to see at concerts

Peter Kay is a Teetotaller so therefore hardly pissed - obviously you were from your comments.

I hate to say this but there is a lot of quality music 'out there' which measures upto the Queen catalogue (which is varied in its quality too). Paul Rodgers has written and performed on a number of songs which can be held in the top echelons.

What really gets to me is those people who are so biased as to think 'if its not Queen its crap'.

Dont get me wrong I Love Queen and I have virtually everything they ever output (give or take the odd columbian red vinyl) but tracks like Wishing Well, Cant Get..., All Right Now, are classics and to see these songs sung by PR with Queen putting their trademark sound to it is just as enjoyable to me.

It is certainly better than listening to those songs that dont work that well when performed live (Dreamers ball in 78 !, Calling all girls 82, Hard Life 84, Friends will be Friends 86).

In fact merging quality with quality can only have one outcome - better quality.

I suspect that Dance with the devil by Roger was a lowpoint for you too last night (or did you not notice that they played that) ! because Queen didnt write that one.



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Posted: 05 May 05, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PETER KAY!!!


That was funny as fuck, and totally unexpected!!!!

Did anyone hear that version of 'Feel Like Making Love' on the PA, bluegrass an that!!!

Fan-fucking-tastic!!


THE SHEEP PEN - FUCK YEH!

GOING TO SAVE THE MOTHERFUCKING DAY YEH!

THE SHEEP PEN - FUCK YEH!

DWELLING ON THE PAST AIN'T THE WAY YEH!

RODGERS HATERS, YOUR GAME IS THROUGH

CAUSE NOW YOU'LL HAVE TO
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Posted: 05 May 05, 08:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the band who do the bluegrass stuff are called
Hayseed Dixie
and they set off life as an AC/DC (hayseed dixie - geddit) tribute band but playing in bluegrass style.

As well as AC/DC they have also covered other bands such as Moteorhead (Ace of Spades) and i believe Sabbath and Zep too. You can easily buy their stuff in the shops as well as being able to download from the usual disreputable sites.

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Posted: 05 May 05, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way in the intro to Fat Bottomed Girls did anyone else notice the snippet of White Man (previously mentioned at other shows) and (not seen mentioned yet) the merest of hints of the headlong riff (the fast bit just before the 1st verse where 3 power chords are played a number of times)

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Posted: 05 May 05, 11:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

> Did anyone hear that version of 'Feel Like Making Love' on the PA, bluegrass an that!!!

What was that instrumental guitar song? Preety good that I thought!


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Posted: 05 May 05, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://rapidshare.de/files/1589522/QPR_Peterkay.mp3.html

Tried to record the whole show, but only on a shitty mp3 player, the bass was too much for it most of the time when the band were playing! but you can hear the peter Kay bit quite clearly if anyone's iterested. I played around with the file to clear it up a bit, had a bit of sucess. (I left under pressure on as well, it really isnt very good, but someone might want it!)

hopefully someone will have recorded sucessfully and will share!


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Posted: 05 May 05, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My dearest dmk1965 you are the sort of person who I wouldn't want to sit next to at concerts. You're the type of anorak who probably writes down the set list and buys a WWRY 'baby grower' and yet can't see a piss take right under their nose.

I'm sure you're right when you mention some of Paul Rodgers songs are in the upper 'echelons'. However the average person in the street wouldn't know PR from the Spice Girls nevermind naming two of his songs.

Is this down to ignorance?

Undoubtedly, just watch the British election results to see how ignorant we are.



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Posted: 05 May 05, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wouldn't want to sit next to me at Concerts? Like you'd be welcome, you boring fart.

So I'm not keen on Paul Rodgers, so fucking what?
I'm sure he's fucking devastated, you prick.

Christ, what do you want me to do - pretend I think he's God?

Well, it won't wash. He's a decent singer, but the best parts of the concert didn't involve him.

Simple as.


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Posted: 05 May 05, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absolutely top night. That was my first queen gig and i have to say it was a fantastic night out. I thought Paul Rogers did well to put his spin on the queen tracks and for queen to do their bit on the free/bad copmpany tracks performed. I dont want to get into a debate over paul rogers as a singer but they could have done a lot, lot worse when picking a singer.

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Posted: 05 May 05, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

True colours coming out Flash i see.

Eloquent and vociferous as usual.

I sure PR doesnt givcve a toss about what you say neither does anybody here - you are NOT important in any scheme of life- so why even bother putting your ridiculous bigoted and biased opinions forward.



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Posted: 06 May 05, 03:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Listen, chum. I freely admit - nay, revel in - being both bigoted and biased, but I don't want to fall out with anyone by simply expressing an opinion.

I obviously just have higher standards than you, so let's just leave it at that.


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Posted: 06 May 05, 04:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Standards are something that someone attains to - im afraid your self admission of being bigoted and biased means those standards are way too low to be considered.

Just dont post - thats the easiest way.