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Posted: 09 Sep 05, 08:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When did Freddie start to walk on stage during WWRY draped in the British flag w/ the flag of the country they're playing in facing backwards? Was it the Works Tour?


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

I know it was done on the Magic tour as well. But did it go back to the Hot Space tour? Was it ever done in the US? I have never seen a photo w/ the Union Jack & Old Glory.


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

didn't he do something similar in Rio? which tour though i don't know


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Posted: 09 Sep 05, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hola!

Brian did something similiar with a catalonian flag in Barcelona the last Q+PR concert. I saw it when TSMGO was played during the encore.




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Posted: 09 Sep 05, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

didn't he do something similar in Rio? which tour though i don't know


Yes, he did wear it in RIO but like you said don't know which tour he started.

I do remember Freddie or Brian saying in an interview that during the RIO tour where freddie dressed in drag, during IWTBF, the audience took BIG time offense, thinking he was making fun of their politics or something stupid...so he put on I THINK a 2 sided flag, one side was the Brazil flag, the other side the UK flag...and that changed the whole atmosphere of the audience and they cheered!!!!


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Posted: 09 Sep 05, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I think that during the Rio concert the flag got torn in 2... so they made 1 huge one. I remember seeing vague images of the Japanese flag as well.. so that must've been Tokyo/Osaka. Can't say if they did it in either Melbourne or Sydney cause I've never seen the shows. But they did it every concert in 1986 and NOT before 1985



Thats not true. Ive seen pics of of Freddie during the works tour that he is just carrying the Union Jack, which means that it must of have been during one of the English dates, but they only played English dates in 1984 none in '85.


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Posted: 09 Sep 05, 18:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here it is:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/KillerQueenie/LiveInRio.jpg


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

greaserkat,

Give us the link with Freddie with flag in 1984 Works Tour!!!


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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This picture is from Magic Tour.

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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seven_Seas_Of_Rhye II wrote:

greaserkat,

Give us the link with Freddie with flag in 1984 Works Tour!!!


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Posted: 11 Sep 05, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, that's Magic '86.

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Seven_Seas_Of_Rhye II wrote:

Yeah, that's Magic '86.

greaserkat, I wait!!!



Be patient. I know Ive seen it before. I have to remember where I saw it. I know ive seen it because he was wearing the res spandex pants from the works tour and it was only the UK flag.


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Posted: 11 Sep 05, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK OK OK. :-)


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Posted: 12 Sep 05, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote