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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How many people can Webley stadium hold? Or better yet how many people were there for Queen's dynamite concert in '86? :D


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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

About 75 000 I think

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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's some statistics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wembley_stadium

''The first event held at the stadium was the FA Cup final of 1923 between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United. This is known as the White Horse Final.''

''With an official maximum capacity of 127,000, the attendance was quoted as 126,947 but up to 200,000 people are thought to have squeezed in.''

So...Queen if they had some 75,000 people there, is probably about the most ever for a music event, I think more than Live Aid which had 72,000.




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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bet upwards of 200,000 were squeezed in there. Remember, they covered the entire field too, the seats alone hold 100,000+.


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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NJQueenFan wrote:

I bet upwards of 200,000 were squeezed in there. Remember, they covered the entire field too, the seats alone hold 100,000+.


Arlene was referring to the 'white horse final' figures as 200k

in the modern era the capacity of wembley has always been 72k

the wembley 86 concert couldn't have held much more than that maybe 2/3k more...the reason? -

one complete end was covered by the stage etc which made a sizaeble chunk of what was left 'unviewable areas'

as for the pitch being covered....nah, i was there...about half/2/3 of it was covered - once you got back to the halfway line things spaced out




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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that the oficial number for wembley is 72.000, whether is Queen or Genesis.

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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Imagine that many people being dumb enough to see Genesis in a stadium.


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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 22:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

stateside fan wrote:

Imagine that many people being dumb enough to see Genesis in a stadium.


Lmfao. This really cracked me up.


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Posted: 16 Aug 05, 00:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How many shows did Genesis do in 1987?

Three sticks in my head for some reason, but I have no clue if that's right.


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Posted: 16 Aug 05, 00:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni wrote:

How many shows did Genesis do in 1987?

Three sticks in my head for some reason, but I have no clue if that's right.


The press releases for the DVD say it was four nights... Does that mean they were twice as popular as Queen? :P


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Posted: 16 Aug 05, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can think whatever you want, I think Phil Collins is lucky to have a career in music....nuch less "be at least as good as frontman as Freddie" (if not better) as you imply.