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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 23:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tell us what they played, what you thought of the show etc.

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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 02:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just got back a few minutes ago and I'm exhausted...the show was absolutely incredible! I think the setlist was the same as New Jersey...with the addition of Slash during Can't Get Enough Of Your Love! The entire band sounded tight and the place was almost completely filled...when I was walking out, I read that there were 16,939 people attending - and the Bowl holds probably 17,000 and change, which I think was an awesome welcome back to Queen after all these years. I'm still in shock, but the highlights for me had to be Love Of My Life (the DVDs don't do nearly enough justice to how great the feeling is of actually being there!), '39 and These Are The Days Of Our Lives with the video of the band in Japan in the background. Also, the disco ball and the background of stars and clouds during Brian's guitar solo was amazing! I hope someone comes up with pictures of that.

It was the best...I can't believe it's over. I really hope they come back again...I'm having such Queen withdrawl now!


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 02:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome!!! I was staying up to read the first review!!!

Woooooooooo hooooooooo!! I wonder what other celebrities were there!!

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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 02:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow! I am watching a documentary on Velvet Revolver this very minute, and then to log on and see that Slash joined the boys tonight! Fantastic! It's a bit odd that he joined in on that song, although it is a killer tune. I thought something along the lines of TYMD or WWRY, but it's exciting news regardless!


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 03:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I just got back a few minutes ago. What can I say, wow, I'm still floating. There is no way to put into words how amazing this show was. Brian was so awesome, he is truely a god. And Roger, he still sounds amazing as ever if not better. When Slash came out, I was freaking out, I got a couple great pictures of them together on the catwalk. Love of My Life was just amazing, the whole crowd was singing from what I heard. And when Brian did his guitar solo, it was so cool, stunning. They had the disco ball going on and it looked so rad. It was misting, almost raining, almost. Anyways, I'll be putting my pictures up soon. Email me if you have any questions!


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My wife and I took an assortment of adult relatives with us tonight. All were completely blown away by the whole thing.

It was the first time we had seen Queen live in 23 years. The concert brought a flood of memories, and led me to tears on several occasions. The whole thing was masterfully done, as Brian, Roger and Paul were truly exceptional. And the inclusion of All Right Now, an incredibly powerful stadium rock-anthem, in the encore was brilliant.

The falling mist during the second half of the concert was nearly unnoticeable as we were so absorbed with the concert. We really enjoyed full participation with the Radio Gaga hand-clapping, and basically sang ourselves hoarse with many other songs.

Disappointments with the concert were very very few. The band somehow got out of tune at the end of Bohemian Rhapsody -- I think Spike Edney's synthesizer was mistakenly left tuned a half note higher from a prior song, which then left the guitars on a different pitch. Then it seemed that Paul wasn't sure if he should be singing with the synth or with the guitars. He settled with the synth, and Brian made a masterful switch to a slightly different key to complete the solo at the end of the song. Also, on Show Must Go On, the mixing seemed a bit out of whack, as some of the sound was mushy.

Overall I have to give the evening an A++, as I enjoyed listening to my favorite artists, my favorite music, enjoyed the excitement of the entire event, and watched my family get totally blown away by an evening with Queen. My personal emotional fulfilment with the concert is really beyond words.

It is always interesting to hear the comments of attendees who hadn't been all that familiar with Queen. On several occasions, during the slow crowded walk to exit the Bowl, I heard comments to the effect...."There IS a God, and his name is Brian May". And Roger, being an incredible machine on the drums, and Paul, with a great voice, drew their fair share of compliments as well.

What a great evening. Our drive back to San Diego was filled with superlatives, enthusiasm, and hopes that we won't have to wait another 23 years to see them again.


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great to hear that!!

By the way, i would like to know if Howard Stern attended the show and what does he think of it.

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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 10:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the show was great the setlist was great although they should put some new songs in I also thought it was awesome when Slash joined for Can't Get Enough


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bobby_brown wrote:

Great to hear that!!

By the way, i would like to know if Howard Stern attended the show and what does he think of it.

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Howard actually broadcasts from NY, and I don't think he even attended the NJ show.

I remember him listening to 'ROTC' during his show, and he kinda had mixed views about it. Btw, Howard Stern has mentioned many times that he's a Queen fan.


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just Amazing!
The evening could not have been any better.
After seeing them in England, this was by far the very best show.

Paul Rogers kicked butt. His voice was so on, and he really settled in with his style and took averyone there for a GREAT Ride. Paul took charge and made it special. I loved his walking down the side of the old pool walls, maybe one foot wide, in between all the fans slapping their hands. Very Cool.

Brian played beautifully last night. Maybe the misting rain held in the sound so his guitar sang a bit more, or he is just brilliant, take your pick. The visual of him playing with the glass ball spinning, and the lights shooting thru the mist was truely special, and maybe will never be seen again.

Roger was smooth as silk last night. Great singing, and was having alot of fun. He told the everyone he thought the Hollywood Bowl was a stadium, not a night club. As he said this one of the waiters walked by the boxes next to the stage, and Roger reached out and asked for one of the beers the person had. Lot's of Fun.

Hope all had as much fun as we did. I had the good fortune to go with 11 of my best friends and family.

Thanks Again Paul, Brian, and Roger!!!

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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Atomic Dog, I couldn't agree with you more on every description. This band knows how to connect with people and they are truly masters at what they do. For the young people out there, you are lucky to witness the end of an era of tru musicianship and showmanship. I believe Paul's range has gotten broader and more powerful since the European tour. He was BELTING out from high to low's on the lyrics. Brian May - I've been listening to all the early Queen stuff (70's) for 15 years now and so to have finally seen him up there shredding live was the thrill of a lifetime. He one time said in an interview that his goal with audiences is to "Leave 'em bleeding" - WELL DONE,BRIAN!
It may have been my imagination, but when Slash and Brian came out together just WAILING on the guitar, sooo loud but very clear, Paul just started laughing and gave up trying to sing over them for a few stanzas - they all looked like they were having the time of thier lives, as many people have commented.
A query for all of you on the topic of sitting down during a show. I paid almost two weeks salary for my tickets and was lucky enough to have ended up in the first row right at the tip of that catwalk on Brian's side. I believe in my heart that when that kind of magic happens, sitting down is NOT an option. The least I could do was give it up for them for two hours, so I stood up and rocked out for the entire show out of principle. Would any true fan show their respect by sitting down during a two hour show that may n e v e r happen again? I say no, and Brian said "we want you to get up and make noise for us", and Roger Taylor literally walked to the edge of the catwalk, pointed to the two guys next to me sitting down and said "you. up". Well, my husband ended up getting a death threat from a man behind us because he believed I should be sitting down. WRONG - it's a friggin rock concert, not the symphony!
It was the night of my life, one rare opportunity of a lifetime, and being there was a gift I will always cherish. I hope they come back - I will be standing right there at that stage to say to the guys, "America loves you, thanks for coming".

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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was the greatest concert I have ever been to. My wife was actually jumping out of her seat and screaming uncontrollably.

I am a new Queen fan. Can someone tell me why the fourth member of Queen doesn't tour? Or did I miss something?

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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wannab wrote:


A query for all of you on the topic of sitting down during a show. I paid almost two weeks salary for my tickets and was lucky enough to have ended up in the first row right at the tip of that catwalk on Brian's side. I believe in my heart that when that kind of magic happens, sitting down is NOT an option. The least I could do was give it up for them for two hours, so I stood up and rocked out for the entire show out of principle. Would any true fan show their respect by sitting down during a two hour show that may n e v e r happen again? I say no, and Brian said "we want you to get up and make noise for us", and Roger Taylor literally walked to the edge of the catwalk, pointed to the two guys next to me sitting down and said "you. up". Well, my husband ended up getting a death threat from a man behind us because he believed I should be sitting down. WRONG - it's a friggin rock concert, not the symphony!


Yeah, I agree with this...I was up in one of the Terrace boxes and almost everyone around me was sitting! I was up for the majority of the time, except I felt kind of bad for the guy sitting behind me who probably couldn't see...then again, he looked way too glum to be at a rock concert anyway! I don't get why you're going to pay $350 a seat or something to not even be a part of the concert at all...

But anyway, rants aside, I have to add that I have a totally new appreciation for Brian's guitar solo. For awhile, I skipped over it on live DVDs (I know, I'm a bad Queen fan!) but I don't know if it was just the experience or the cool background, but I was just enraptured! There's absolutely nothing like seeing the guys you've idolized for years magnified on a huge video screen, I guess!

Loved Roger introducing Brian as Spike's boyfriend also. :) And of course, pointing to Brian during These Are The Days Of Our Lives. It's just great seeing that they still love each other after all these years and everything they've been through, really.


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wannab! You are right on the money.
People sitting for this show should be escorted out, and the seats given to someone that cares.
We had the same thing with people next to us that thought the symphony was in full swing.
Good for Roger to make a comment to the lumps next to you.
We are soooooooooo lucky to get this chance, for it may never come again. Did you love the misty night creating a special mood. This show is one for the books.
Maybe hear from you all if they come again.
CHEERS


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was there front row. I was lucky enough to get Rogers drum stick at the end. Woo hoo some lady offered me $1000 on the spot for it. I said no. Anyone know who this lady may be ???lol


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did they let you guys take in cameras? Hopefully they did so when they come back this spring Ill take one.


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was lucky.

Yesterday at 10 AM, I had pair of free tickets tossed in my lap. Terrace level, five rows up from the mixer, and the "other two" people in our box no showed. How can it get any better than that?

I and still trying to decide if Queen picked up an adequate singer, or if Paul Rogders landed the best backup band since Sammy Hagar. I wish they could have found somebody more vocally similar to Freddie. (Yes, yes, yes, I know that NO ONE sounds like Freddie, but no one sounds like Steve Perry either, and Journey managed to do it.)

I also wonder what is up with John Deacon? Did he have a falling out? Forgive me if this is a lame question, but I have not been actively following them. Oh well, half the lineup is better than nothing at all.

As far as the set-list goes, I was impressed. The first time I saw Queen, in '76, they opened with "Tie Your Mother Down", which they did last night. I would not have minded a tip of the hat to Bad Company, but I felt they overshot the mark and included too many BC songs. (Although, "All Right Now" hit the perfect note in the encore.

I was glad that there was more than just a "Queen's Greatest Hits" feel to set-list. Especially the inclusion of '39, which is just about my favorite Queen song of all time. Was that a guitar rendition of "The Profits Song" that Brian May did in his solo? The two songs I wished for but didn't get were "It's Late" and "Spread to Your Wings".

I did notice that they botched the sound couple of times, nothing to drastic though.

What was the title of the homage to Freddie that Roger Taylor sang? ("Say It Isn't So", is that it?)

Overall feel of the show, poignant at times, nostalgic, but still raucous.

Ga-Ga

EDIT TO REPLY TO POSTER BELOW:

Yes, that was a film of Freddie on the big screen, and the spotlight was shining at *but just below* the vidio of Freddie. Very Effective.


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have seen every So. Calif concert of Queen. They are such a part of my life, I wouldn't have missed this concert for the world. Brian and Roger were absolutely amazing. I always thought drum and guitar solos were pure vanity at other concerts, but those two really had something to say with there solo's. During Bohemian Rhaposidy at the very beginning there was a spotlight on the piano on stage and I leaned over to my daughter and said "OH MY GOD!!! IT'S FREDDIE!!!!!
Was that a projection of some sort? Then they showed some actual film of Freddie singing the song. I was crying. Now for the not so good part. Paul Rogers does have an excellent voice and can sing most of the songs very well. But he has zero stage precence. He just kind of stood around for most of the show. And even though Roger and Brian sat or just stood during there singing, you couldn't take your eyes of them. I hope that Paul works on that some. That being said, I wouldn't have missed this concert for the world and Queen still rocks.

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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmmm...

I know this forum is meant strictly for reviews of the Hollywood Bowl show, but I feel compelled to disagree with a few of the comments.

In reference to Ga Ga's post, the title of this entire project is Queen + Paul Rodgers--relatively equal billing. If any argument about the setlist is to be made, I think it shortsides Paul Rodgers a bit. Granted, there are more members of Queen when juxtaposed with Paul, but I don't think 5 songs (roughly a fifth of a given setlist [and sometimes even less])is by any stretch of the imagination too much of his material.

Secondly, I disagree with breakfree's comment about Paul's stage presence. You are most likely more enamored with Roger and Brian because you are more of a Queen fan than one of Paul Rodgers. From an objective standpoint, I see Roger's and Brian's stage presence to be quite inferior to a guy who can just about get the audienced engaged for the better part of each show. This was evident at the New Jersey show I attended. That is not to say that Brian or Roger have no stage presence--quite the contrary. Still, I think his presence is better than a good number of rock musicians.

If you couldn't tell, I am a big-time fan of Paul's. I generally don't like to disagree, but I at least wanted to throw my opinion out there.

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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Before the show we were sitting there, and the people behind us were talking about how they hoped people wouldn't be standing up in front of them the whole time. I still don't understand that mentality...it's a Queen concert, they're a METAL band! My mom and dad said they experienced this at a Neil Diamond concert a couple months ago too...people on his message boards didn't think people should sit either, because it's rude to sit like a lump when an artist is on stage giving their all.

But anywayz, I saw them in 1980 at age 7 with my mom, and I didn't know then how long it would be until I could see them again. When "Tie Your Mother Down" (my favorite live Queen song) came on at the beginning, and I saw Brian again for the first time in 25 years, I was out of my seat dancing away in front of the people behind us (who apparently didn't know the song). My friend thought it was hilarious...I said, "I've waited 25 years to see this song live again and I'm not sitting!"

Of course the show ended up being so much better than most people expected, so most of the crowd (including those behind us) ended up being on their feet most of the time anyway. It was great clincher when Brian talked about how they liked people to get excited ;) They didn't even need to stand at the Bowl, because you could still see pretty well since the seats arc up...but they still stood.

I could hear a LOT of people singing with "Love Of My Life". There was one line where Brian stopped and let the audience sing themselves, but then I think he got nervous about it and came back in. I think he could have let everyone do the chorus themselves actually. My mom (who lives across country) always loved this song and I remember it at the 1980 show with her, so I called her and recorded it on her voice mail while it was playing.

The crowd seemed a little quiet on some of the lesser-known numbers (like "I'm In Love With My Car"), so I was worried they weren't into it. But then I'd hear people whispering about how good it was so maybe they were just taking it all in. Of course I would have liked even more obscure songs, but I don't know if I would have had the balls to even try "Love Of My Life", "'39", and "I'm In Love With My Car" in front of a US audience of 17,000...good for Brian and Roger for doing this for us.

The only parts they could improve on I think would be to throw "Under Pressure" in the middle of some of the lesser-known songs...I have no idea why in the world they would drop that for the US, since it's got to be one of their most popular ones here. And on WWRY, the background singers sang the chorus the whole time instead of just letting the crowd sing it which I thought was odd. But when I have to nitpick little things like this, you can tell it must have been pretty good :)

There were some actual Paul Rodgers fans around us who went nuts on his songs (as well as the rest of the crowd), so I think the combination of his songs to replace some of the lost US popularity of a few Queen numbers ends up being a great balanced 2+ hour show for everyone. I think Queen really knew what they were doing when they decided to use him...not only for his ability to pull off the metal parts onstage (which I can't see George Michael doing), but also because of his back-catalog of songs. To me he seemed to be moving around quite a bit, but of course I was watching Brian and Roger. I was glad they got someone that didn't just stand there in one place with a stationary mic stand the whole time, which he definitely didn't do, and one of the reasons Queen stood out from other bands for me in the '70s.

Everyone afterwards was in a great mood going on and on about how great the whole thing was. I am so glad I got to go to this....


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