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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

can someone please fill me in on this show.I keep seeing that Freddie was drunk and the show was chaotic.Can you please tell me of some of the happenings as i have never heard anything.Thanks


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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why not continue reading in "all the places" you "keep seeing" it? If they don't give you more info, they may tell you where to look.

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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 20:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fuck you jerk


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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 20:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

just once in my life let me meet one of you pommies.One time if there is a god


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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 22:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

stateside fan wrote:

just once in my life let me meet one of you pommies.One time if there is a god


And what are you going to do?

Here is a site with all the info on the show
http://queenconcerts.com/detail.php?action=detail&id=657&width=800&height=500



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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 22:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I was there, and everyone seemed fine to me, bloody good show, regardless of what people may say.


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Posted: 18 Jul 05, 01:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's the one where Tony Hadley got up with them wasn't it? I read somehwere he was looking for a boot of the show :) (he was probably just as pissed as Freddie and can't remember a thing :))


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Posted: 18 Jul 05, 01:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, I just looked at the queenconcerts link and all is answered. Must have been a fun show.


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Posted: 18 Jul 05, 02:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks guys will check there-john


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Posted: 18 Jul 05, 06:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rogerfan wrote:

Well, I was there, and everyone seemed fine to me, bloody good show, regardless of what people may say.


Another NZer! Woohoo - Kia Ora!


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Posted: 18 Jul 05, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have all the news paper articles from this show and their visit to New Zealand in 1985.
Unfortunately I am in the UK at the moment otherwise I would post them up for you cos some of the articles are quite a good read.I have shared these articles with other NZ fans so maybe they might see this and be able to post them up.

The jist of some of the articles:

1.Freddie and entourage went to DeBretts Hotel (cnr High St + Shortland St)in Auckland Central- at the time it was quite an upmarket place- Freddie was in trade mark singlet at the time and was asked to leave by the duty manager as he did'nt meet the dress code. The manager (some daft woman) was not aware who he was. He and his crew happily moved on to another drinking establishment- as the article mentions a more working-class environment which Freddie just loved and flourished in with the more rowdy locals- some of whom knew who he was.

2. The show started late- as Freddie and Tony Hadley had been hard at the Vodka- it is said that this is one of the few performances that Freddie was really pissed but still managed to sort of pull it off. Although one article mentions that Freddie forgot some lyrics and Brian and Roger had to jump in to carry it through.

3. The whole concert was filmed by TVNZ and is still in their vaults. TVNZ own the rights to this film although I don't know if it can be released officially without conjoint permission from QP. However many years ago when I was an unstoppable and persistent Queen fan I talked to some guy in the TVNZ filmarchive- he advised me that the entire film of the show could be bought, but it was something like NZ$15,000 - not sure if this is a realistic figure or if he was just trying to get rid of me ??

Hope that adds a bit of light to their only tour to Godzone !!


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Posted: 18 Jul 05, 19:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I doubt that's true about TVNZ - I emailed someone at the archive department and the only thing they had was a news article on the show.

So I believe that "filmed by a local TV channel" thing to be only a rumour.

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Posted: 18 Jul 05, 23:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was that film not bought 4 years ago?
I was under the impression some one bought it.


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Posted: 19 Jul 05, 05:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't imagine TVNZ doing anything that useful.


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Posted: 19 Jul 05, 07:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whoa, two Kiwi fans out there (aside from me). Any of you speak Maori? I mean, more than just the hellos?

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Posted: 19 Jul 05, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nope.

Ka pai.

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Posted: 19 Jul 05, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wstüssyb wrote:

Was that film not bought 4 years ago?
I was under the impression some one bought it.


Maybe it was, but TVNZ don't have it.

you're most welcome to try them if you want...
http://www.nztvarchive.co.nz/



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Posted: 19 Jul 05, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I did try, and was told that it was sold/ taken out of the vault.


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Posted: 20 Jul 05, 01:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bet Martin has it...


Anyway, the only thing I heard was back a few years ago I knew a guy who knew a guy who apparently had the soundboard recording from the show. UNfortunately, I lost touch.

So if anyone knows Ramon Casey out there...

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Posted: 21 Jul 05, 20:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DarkQueen wrote:

Whoa, two Kiwi fans out there (aside from me). Any of you speak Maori? I mean, more than just the hellos?


Nope. I live in a city.


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