My strongest memory of seeing the band was on the crazy tour of London. This was in 1979, and although I'd seen them the previous year at the Empire Pool, Wembley, these gigs will forever remain on my memory because of the fact that they played such "small" venues.
I saw them 6 times on that tour, but there were two gigs that stood out for me. The gig at Purley Tiffanys, which was a small nightclub/ballroom, and the gig at the Lewisham Odeon (which no longer exists).
The Purley gig I remember so well was because I'd managed to get right down the front within touching distance of Freddie and Brian, infact, I was on Brian's side of the stage and remember throwing sixpences up on the stage for him (I was only 16 at the time!).
I also remember making eye-contact with both Fred and Bri. A brilliant night, and a brilliant gig, mainly because it was such a tiny venue.
The Lewisham gig I remember more for what actually happened after the concert. I didn't live too far from Lewisham, so I decided to wait at the stage door to see if I could get a glimpse of the boy's. Anyway, after a while of standing around in the freezing cold, they emerged one by one to individually waiting cars. However, each one stopped for a few minutes to sign autographs, but me being a bit gobsmacked at actually seeing my heroes so close, but not on a stage, and in the flesh, forgot to get anything signed!!
The concerts by Queen that I've been priviliged to have seen (12 in all), are by far the most entertaining and thrilling gigs of all the many different bands I've seen during my many years of concert-going.