I was never lucky enough to see the band with Freddie, although I did get to Sheffield, which I have to say, I felt as though I had been orbited to another planet, and didnt arrive back at earth until 3 days later!
The show was unbelievably fantastic, I particularly enjoyed Rogers voice, and thought the whole band worked well together. For me the main point to remember is Paul isnt there to replace Freddie, and I like to seperate it into Queen with Freddie and Queen with Paul, that way I
can compare the Queen of today, with the one
from previous years, I'm not able to compare them live, obviously, but from what I saw, there is noone else I would rather see live, NO-ONE.
I like Robbie Williams, and I like Madonna, but
if I had to chose it would be Queen EVERY time.
For me, they are soooo LOUD and the power of Rogers drums, the sounds Brian gets out of his guitar, the lyrics, lets not forget the lights,
the electricity in the crowd, everything, is awesome! I used to think in the 70s Queen were
'strange' until Bo Rhap, then I started paying attention, when I saw them at Liveaid I said to my husband I must go and see them live, but of
course no-one was aware of the situation with FM.
For the last few years, I have been trying to find out much more about the band, and I think
there are so many things that make them more interesting, and intriguing than any other band.
From the market stall / Biba days, Freddies piano
in his flat, earning the money but not getting it,
The fact that all 4 were / are talented writers and fantastic musicians, they were so different,
in the costume department, FM was such a perfectionist he would do anything he had to in order to succeed. The videos, people often laughed at them, but a few years down the line, we
all realise just how good they were.
To me, Queen have everything, and more. The only
thing I would like to see now is some new stuff,
and dream of another tour next year.
Have they lost their edge? For me No, I think one
thing that will be missed is Freddies writing, but
its not lost entirely, because Roger and Brian I think will use what theyve learnt from spending so much time with Freddie in the studios every
time they are putting something else together.
I just hope, that if they can, they put together
some more quality stuff, and maybe do another tour
but not overdo it. We all know how much we would love to see them, but as time marches on, and lets be right its hard graft for them, but we have
also had to do without them for so long, that the
anticipation of this tour, went along to making it so special. So we would be able to wait again
I think on this tour they have fulfilled most peoples expectations, and if they made some daft mistake at one or two of the shows, people are very willing to ignore that, (there are of course exceptions to every rule), but part of the euphoria following this tour is down to the fact that some of the older fans couldnt believe their
luck that they could see Queen again, some of the younger fans had never had the opportunity and now had, and for these people it wouldnt have mattered much if the band wern't as good as they thought. However, when you were there, they produced, and they produced big style, which is what has blown a lot of people away.
I think the only bit of edge that Queen could have lost, is Freddies showmanship, and THAT cant be helped, I thought 'God if they are this good
without him, I cant conceive how good they were with him.
Anyway, sermon over, sorry its so long, but you asked!
Is it happening?