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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 02:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course, the videos and dvds don't show that if they did. I assume for pacing reasons, they didn't have intermissions. Also, in some of their outdoor concert footage such as at Wembley, it looks as though it must have been grueling to be a fan what with getting there how early? and standing there how long? in that incredible crush of people. Was it all worth it?


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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

can't remember a queen concert that went on long enough for an intermission
there were always spots where different band members could take a break

the drum solo ( F, B J get a rest and a BJ back stage)
the guitar solo (F, J, R get BJs for 20mins backstage)
the accoustic numbers (sometimes R or J get a break)
vocal imrpov - ( B, R, j get a break)


hope this helps


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

carboengine wrote:

Of course, the videos and dvds don't show that if they did. I assume for pacing reasons, they didn't have intermissions. Also, in some of their outdoor concert footage such as at Wembley, it looks as though it must have been grueling to be a fan what with getting there how early? and standing there how long? in that incredible crush of people. Was it all worth it?


Queen shows always featured an intermissionwhich was more commonly referred to as "guitar solo".


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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen's biggest intermission was between 1986-2005 ;-)


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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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carboengine wrote:

Of course, the videos and dvds don't show that if they did. I assume for pacing reasons, they didn't have intermissions. Also, in some of their outdoor concert footage such as at Wembley, it looks as though it must have been grueling to be a fan what with getting there how early? and standing there how long? in that incredible crush of people. Was it all worth it?


Queen shows always featured an intermissionwhich was more commonly referred to as "guitar solo".


think i already mentioned thAT (20 MINS)
SOME of us thru boredom think of it as Brighton Rock - or earlier Son and Daughter


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

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the drum solo ( F, B J get a rest and a BJ back stage)
the guitar solo (F, J, R get BJs for 20mins backstage)
the accoustic numbers (sometimes R or J get a break)
vocal imrpov - ( B, R, j get a break)


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

when i went to wembley in 86 as a little 14 year old, we left home at 6am, arrived at wembley at about 9.30 am then stood in a queue for several hours. i think the gates opened at about 12pm [although i might be mistaken, it was 19 years ago]

the first band inxs came on at about 2ish i think
followed by the alarm, status quo and then queen at just after 8pm.

i remember being absolutely exhausted before queen came on. there were 4 of us in my group on the pitch and we only had one carton of orange juice between us and no food for the whole day [bad planning having never been to a gig before then]

for a few hours before queen came on it was impossible to move to get food / drink.


when queen hit the stage however, all tiredness was forgotten about and i recall being in a state of complete frenzy for the duration of their set. as soon as they left the stage we were dead on our feet and slept as soon as we reached the car, it was exhausting!


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<B><font color=#ff7f00>Brenski</B> wrote:

can't remember a queen concert that went on long enough for an intermission
there were always spots where different band members could take a break

the drum solo ( F, B J get a rest and a BJ back stage)
the guitar solo (F, J, R get BJs for 20mins backstage)
the accoustic numbers (sometimes R or J get a break)
vocal imrpov - ( B, R, j get a break)


hope this helps


Backstage BJ's... *snicker*


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Queen's biggest intermission was between 1986-2005 ;-)


Very nice El Roberto. ;p


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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when i went to wembley in 86 as a little 14 year old, we left home at 6am, arrived at wembley at about 9.30 am then stood in a queue for several hours. i think the gates opened at about 12pm [although i might be mistaken, it was 19 years ago]

the first band inxs came on at about 2ish i think
followed by the alarm, status quo and then queen at just after 8pm.

i remember being absolutely exhausted before queen came on. there were 4 of us in my group on the pitch and we only had one carton of orange juice between us and no food for the whole day [bad planning having never been to a gig before then]

for a few hours before queen came on it was impossible to move to get food / drink.


when queen hit the stage however, all tiredness was forgotten about and i recall being in a state of complete frenzy for the duration of their set. as soon as they left the stage we were dead on our feet and slept as soon as we reached the car, it was exhausting!


I didn't know other bands were on before Queen. Thanks for the info.

Wembley didn't sell food and drinks?

How did the tickets work? Did they sell a certain amount for standing in the infield, but did the people in the stands have actual seat numbers on their tickets?


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ray D O'Gaga wrote:

carboengine wrote:

Of course, the videos and dvds don't show that if they did. I assume for pacing reasons, they didn't have intermissions. Also, in some of their outdoor concert footage such as at Wembley, it looks as though it must have been grueling to be a fan what with getting there how early? and standing there how long? in that incredible crush of people. Was it all worth it?


Queen shows always featured an intermissionwhich was more commonly referred to as "guitar solo".


Had to laugh at your response. Ah, yes, that guitar solo does go on for a bit, doesn't it?


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes, they did sell food and drink at wembley, but we were determined to be very close to the front, therefore after a while [and before our orange juice ran out] it was virtually impossible to move.
tickets? i got mine from the queen fan club every memeber was entitled to 10 i think. i bought 6, me, ,my brother and two friends on the pitch and my parents sitting down.
however there was no difference in the tickets. once inside wembley you could go anywhere. we wanted to go on the pitch to be down the front and amongst the best atmosphere.
my parents being old, [ well 39 and 41 then, but they seemed old at the time]
wanted to sit in the stand.
in fact from what they said they prob had the better deal. seats all day and a good view


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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yes, they did sell food and drink at wembley, but we were determined to be very close to the front, therefore after a while [and before our orange juice ran out] it was virtually impossible to move.
tickets? i got mine from the queen fan club every memeber was entitled to 10 i think. i bought 6, me, ,my brother and two friends on the pitch and my parents sitting down.
however there was no difference in the tickets. once inside wembley you could go anywhere. we wanted to go on the pitch to be down the front and amongst the best atmosphere.
my parents being old, [ well 39 and 41 then, but they seemed old at the time]
wanted to sit in the stand.
in fact from what they said they prob had the better deal. seats all day and a good view


You must have had some cool parents to go along with that whole day. Were they Queen fans, or did they just want to be sure their kids and friends had a great time?!

I love our differences in English words. I assume "pitch" is what I call 'in field."


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 10:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cool parents?
they were pretty cool when i was growing up but
i wouldn't say that anymore.
my mother liked queen quite alot but not as much as the beatles, my dad came because he was flying to washington from heathrow airport the next day.

yes pitch is the bit the football is played on,
the football pitch, a common uk term.


it is strange that we speak the same language yet there are many differences. of course that is also the case within the uk. also australia NZ etc

i have a video somewhere of the beatles in washington and paul mccartney says 'this is from our last LP, that's english for album.'
obviously the term LP wasn't commonly used in america. was it?????







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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dimcyril wrote:

cool parents?
they were pretty cool when i was growing up but
i wouldn't say that anymore.
my mother liked queen quite alot but not as much as the beatles, my dad came because he was flying to washington from heathrow airport the next day.

yes pitch is the bit the football is played on,
the football pitch, a common uk term.


it is strange that we speak the same language yet there are many differences. of course that is also the case within the uk. also australia NZ etc

i have a video somewhere of the beatles in washington and paul mccartney says 'this is from our last LP, that's english for album.'
obviously the term LP wasn't commonly used in america. was it?????

LP is familiar to me. I'm not sure, but I think it stands for long playing???

I like your "tellie" for television. "One off" for one of a kind. "Flat" for apartment. And so many more. The word differences is one of the reasons I enjoy reading my Queen books so much.







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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

one i like, it is a welsh thing i think

to have a swill = to have a wash

also
nobbling = cold
bill [in a restaurant] = cheque
torch = flashlight





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Bob The Shrek wrote:

Queen's biggest intermission was between 1986-2005 ;-)


Queen's biggest intermission is still ongoing....started in 1986, never to start again.

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Posted: 07 Jun 05, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bitesthedust wrote:

Bob The Shrek wrote:

Queen's biggest intermission was between 1986-2005 ;-)


Queen's biggest intermission is still ongoing....started in 1986, never to start again.


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