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Posted: 09 Jun 05, 04:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some drummers throw a whole bunch of sticks during a live show. I've always asked myself why Roger doesn't throw his drumsticks into the audience. After the show he usually takes them with him backstage or just drops them onto the stage.
Does he want them to become really rare collectors items?
Is he afraid of charges being pressed against him by fans being injured by them? (These possibilities are not to be taken seriously :))
Why is he so stingy with them?
Does anybody know?


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Posted: 09 Jun 05, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sorry friend but both in Pesaro and Milano 2005 concerts he threw the drumsticks towards the audience.

And Paul Rodgers threw the picks, too (he played on crazy little thing called love)

And in Milano, if i remember well, Brian gave his coin to someone in the audience.

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Posted: 09 Jun 05, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Errr..I caught one of his drumsticks..

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Posted: 09 Jun 05, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Drowse wrote:

Some drummers throw a whole bunch of sticks during a live show. I've always asked myself why Roger doesn't throw his drumsticks into the audience. After the show he usually takes them with him backstage or just drops them onto the stage.
Does he want them to become really rare collectors items?
Is he afraid of charges being pressed against him by fans being injured by them? (These possibilities are not to be taken seriously :))
Why is he so stingy with them?
Does anybody know?

HE KEEPS THEM SO HE CAN SELL THEM ON EBAY:)


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Posted: 09 Jun 05, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my drummer who is the biggest roger taylor fan in the world wants to bounce his sticks into the crowd. thing is we never get gigs


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Posted: 09 Jun 05, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ravenetta wrote:

i have footage of him bouncing his stick off the stage and into the audience...its on that montreux tape from 198(2?)


Yeah I saw that. He did that before he started doing pushups too..


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Posted: 09 Jun 05, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would DROOL.......over having one of Roger's drumsticks. It would NEVER wind up on E-Bay..my baby..(not that anyone would want it after I slept with it! and drooled all over it!)

:)

Be great to have Brian's sixpence too! Cool!

And Paul's pick! Cool!


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Posted: 09 Jun 05, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know mine ain't going on ebay.

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Posted: 09 Jun 05, 21:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This may be foolish, but I didnt think Brian actually used a coin to play live... He must go thru alot of strings...

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Posted: 09 Jun 05, 22:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

I know mine ain't going on ebay.


So you did catch on of the European concerts then?

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Posted: 09 Jun 05, 22:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I meant "one" of the European concerts...

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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 02:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I asked a roadie to pick up Roger's drumsticks after the magic tour concert in Munich. Roger had dropped them onto the stage after waving goodbye and leaving the stage. Then that roadie kept one behind his back and pretended to hand the other one to some girls standing next to me. He drew back and made fun of them, always hiding the other drumstick behind his back. Eventually he gave the drumstick to the girls while still keeping the other one behind his back. So one drumstick was gone already. I was really angry and started to panick, so I just climbed over the barrier, grabbed the drumstick behind his back and escaped again into the crowd :)
Roger had only used the drumstick for the encore (We will rock you, friends will be friends and we are the champions).
I would never ever sell this drumstick on ebay and no, Arlene, I will definitely not give it to you to drool all over it either.

:)


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