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Posted: 12 May 05, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have seen a lot of people on this forum talking about the gigs they have been to on this tour and claiming the one they went to was the best of the Tour.

I think the time has arrived, now that the tour is coming to an end (except for the Outdoor gigs)that those people who attended multiple gigs started ranking them to see if we can come up with an overall order of best and worst gigs.

To start it off here are the concerts I have attended and how they rank.
(Best 1, Worst 5)

1) Birmingham
2) Prague
3) Cardiff (close to 2nd but not quite)
4) Brixton
5) Wembley

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Posted: 12 May 05, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Talking purely performance level it would be as follow

Sheffield
Newcastle
Birmingham (poor position to really appreciate)
Brixton





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Posted: 12 May 05, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

-Antwerpen - flawless, great atmoshpere and band on fire(Best)
-Frankfurt - couple of fuck-ups by Bri but ON FIRE!
-Rotterdam - very very good, but a little more tame
-Milan - awesome, but show in progress
-Dortmund - shitty venue, shitty atmosphere, good concert musically
-Brixton - despite the exzcitement in the air, musically pretty awefull ('worst')

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Posted: 12 May 05, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I meant this to be overall concert. I.e. including setlist, performance, venue, crowd involvement etc, etc.

But feel free to base it on whatever you feel.

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

They are in exact reverse chronological order!

1. Sheffield
2. Manchester
3. Brixton

The first two were both significantly better than Brixton, but being stood at the front (identical front stage left positions at both) as opposed to up on the balcony for Brixton probably contributed. I enjoyed Sheffield more than Manchester but that may have been to do with the company I was with - plus the AOBTD/UP/TSMGO combo!

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Posted: 12 May 05, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1 - Rotterdam - band in top form, very enthusiastic audience
2 - Antwerpen - band in top form, but very quiet audience
3 - Paris - some problems, setlist wasn't in the best order yet etc

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Posted: 12 May 05, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Manchester
2. Birmingham
3. Newcastle

All gigs good, Manchester freakin' rocked, and Newcastle came in third because the entire end of the arena sat through the whole thing. No Radio Ga Ga hand claps, nada. They were corpselike. I couldn't understand it, and now have to go through the rest of my life saying I actually sat down through a Queen gig. Not bad people sitting around me, just not very energetic.

I was closest at Manchester, had a great seat, but also had a floor ticket. If I had gone with my friends to the arena floor, I would have been at the edge of the catwalk, but no, I had to take the seat! Not complaining though. Throughout all three gigs I kept marveling at the fact that I was at a Queen gig, . . . what was it Knute said about being right there while Brian "peels off the riff to TYMD . . . " Talk about electrifying! The other thing about all three gigs that stands out is all the nice people I met at the arenas and in the bars before and after the gigs. Really a nice, fun bunch of people! Can hardly to come back for for Hyde Park!


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Posted: 12 May 05, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1 Antwerp: great great show. Friendly people. Nice food. Very very friendly security ;-)
2 Rotterdam: Brian was so relaxed. He knows holland loves queen.
3 Frankfurt: great show until Brian fucked up his solo in Bo Rhap (see his comment on brianmay.com on that)
4 Dortmund: Seated gig, agressive security. Musically the show was ok, but i did not enjoyed it until radio gaga.

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Posted: 12 May 05, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

crazy little thing does your first name begin c and you stayed at the crowne plaza?

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Posted: 12 May 05, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's lucky some people could afford to go to multiple gigs


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Posted: 12 May 05, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Crazy Little Thing:

You weren't by any chance sitting on the left side at Newcastle?
I sort of see where you're coming from, I was sitting second block from the front & the lot behind me were basically sitting on their hands all night. In silence.
They weren't the only ones but, the the lot on the right side seemed to be standing the whole time, the standing bunch were really getting into it and I definetley remember the whole lot going hand-clappy mad during Ga Ga. And We Will Rock You. All Right Now... and several others.
But yes, i'd agree it was suprisingly subdued.

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Posted: 13 May 05, 04:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1.dortmund
2.hamburg
3.frankfurt
4.leipzig
5.prague

but all very close together.
my personal view,different to other,i know....


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Posted: 13 May 05, 04:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Mnachester (it bloody rocked!!!)
2. Cardiff (great setlist!)
3. Birmingham
4. Sheffiled (if the audience was alive, the whole experience would be few times better as the band played very well and the setlist was awesome)
5. Brixton (overpriced dress rehearsal...? still better than...)
6. Wembley Pavillion (performance wasn't bad but couldn't really fuckin' hear or see it...)

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Posted: 13 May 05, 06:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very difficult to say

1. Budapest (setlist)
2. Prague (performance)
3. Vienna (performance)
4. Munich (fans)
5. Brixton (fans)
6. Frankfurt
7. Leipzig

First three gigs very close to each other, 3-6 also very close to each other. Only Leipzig was under average.

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Posted: 13 May 05, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looks like I picked the right concert to attend. I've only seen Antwerp (apart from the 46664 DVD) and most people who went there have it on top of their list!

Does anyone here have a good audio version of this?

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Posted: 13 May 05, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ianshome wrote:

crazy little thing does your first name begin c and you stayed at the crowne plaza?


Um . . . yeah . . . who be you? ;-)


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Posted: 13 May 05, 07:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

salQF wrote:

@Crazy Little Thing:

You weren't by any chance sitting on the left side at Newcastle?
I sort of see where you're coming from, I was sitting second block from the front & the lot behind me were basically sitting on their hands all night. In silence.
They weren't the only ones but, the the lot on the right side seemed to be standing the whole time, the standing bunch were really getting into it and I definetley remember the whole lot going hand-clappy mad during Ga Ga. And We Will Rock You. All Right Now... and several others.
But yes, i'd agree it was suprisingly subdued.


Hi SalQF:

For the Newcastle gig, I was directly in line with the stage, but was in the upper balcony as far back as you could be, second row. Not bad seats, just a fair distance from the action. People on the floor were rocking, and people on the sides of the arena were up and moving. Again, nice people around me,(upon reflection, the corpse references were bit harsh--it's just that the people at the end of the arena weren't up on their feet rocking like all the people who couldn't be there would have been) but I guess since there was a direct line of sight to the stage and there were no obstructions no one felt the need to stand. I think they were singing though, as no rotten fruit was hurled my way to shut ME up! Tried to act in a manner that wouldn't make me stand out as the "rude idiot blocking the view of the people behind me," so never got up until the standing O at the end, but after a while I had to at least "drum" along with Roger. Feet and hands were working independently of rest of body and brain. Must have been quite a sight! Ha!

It was a good gig though. Am damn fortunate to have been there. Wasn't waiting for 20+ years for this because I never thought it would happen. Wow! Thanks guys! ;-)




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Posted: 13 May 05, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1 Rotterdam -band great audience great
2 Barcelona -band late audience great
3 Antwerp -TOP performance, audience ...mmmm


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Posted: 13 May 05, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ianshome wrote:
crazy little thing does your first name begin c and you stayed at the crowne plaza?

then i sat/stood next to you crazy little thing!!!!

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Posted: 13 May 05, 18:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ianshome wrote:

ianshome wrote:
crazy little thing does your first name begin c and you stayed at the crowne plaza?

then i sat/stood next to you crazy little thing!!!!


Oh yeah! You were cool! How'd you know it was me? My cover . . . blown! Must get a new identity now. ;-)

I hope I wasn't too annoying . . . my Scottish friends got me going on the lethal and truly awful combination of Red Bull and Stoli . . . that after a couple of Cosmos in the bar at the Crowne Plaza. Every time I'd order a drink at the CP, the guy behind the bar had to go look it up in the guide. The Red Bull and Stoli proved to be much easier to mix, but man, it's awful! I imagine it works fairly well as a varnish remover. Anyway, Ian, how'd you like the gig?


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