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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Since we have indulged the question of what some of the greatest shows were, let's do the opposite. I don't mean this as a disrespect to the band (as I would gladly attent their "worst gig") but just a matter of curiosity. Also, let's avoid gigs like Sun City where Freddie lost his voice and they had to cancel or the one on the Works tour in which he fell and they ended early or the 05 tour (I can read your minds, you cynical lot). I'm talking about full live concerts which simply did not live up to the Queen standards. I myself will abstain from this question as I am nowhere near as familiar with their concertography as most of you. I've never even seen or heard Earls Court '77, Houston '77 or Hammersmith '79. That last statement was a cry for help. :-)

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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about the one organised by John when 5 people turned up? :)

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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, but did they sound bad that night? :)

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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going to spoil BPP's fun and beat him to his obvious line "Any concert after 1986. Queen RIP 1991", and whatever other shit the sot would say.


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Their worst experience was probably Dublin 1986 or Australia 1974.

In Australia it went something like this:

Introduction of the band: "Well, we've got another load of limy bastards here tonight, and they're probably going to be useless, but let's give 'em something to think about."

Dublin 1986 is a well-known story...


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What happened in Dublin '86?


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NJQueenFan wrote:

What happened in Dublin '86?


Crowd fight, Brian got something throwed at him I think.

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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thats pretty bad


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

j0ck3 wrote:

NJQueenFan wrote:

What happened in Dublin '86?


Crowd fight, Brian got something throwed at him I think.



how could someone do that to BRIAN?!
i could understand John- i would like to see him move from his spot- throw something at him, maybe he'll try to dodge it


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 23:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well John had a little yellow object thrown at him on the Milton Keynes concert. We Will Rock You I think it was.


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

does this count?? fancourt 2005 S Africa..the worst show with the name Queen ever.EVER!!


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Posted: 05 Nov 05, 00:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it makes me sad people throw things at Brian
i dont really care much about john someone should teach him to move


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JamieSureWould wrote:

it makes me sad people throw things at Brian
i dont really care much about john someone should teach him to move


You've gotta be kidding me.....I hope desperately that this is a sarcastic statemtent.

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Posted: 05 Nov 05, 03:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JamieSureWould wrote:

j0ck3 wrote:

NJQueenFan wrote:

What happened in Dublin '86?


Crowd fight, Brian got something throwed at him I think.



how could someone do that to BRIAN?!
i could understand John- i would like to see him move from his spot- throw something at him, maybe he'll try to dodge it


Why do you say that? They shouldn't haven thrown anything at all!


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Posted: 05 Nov 05, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

13.04.1985 Mount Smart Stadium Auckland New Zealand.

Maybe someone can clean up the rumor on this one - but the story goes that they were drunk when they played and Freddie was so drunk he couldn't get through the show - they refunded the tickets - it is in a Queen book somewhere if you want the exact details - but it was something like that from memory. Never the less it was pretty bad and I have heard recordings of it and you would not believe it was Freddie singing.

(I think that is a good enough reason for them to come and tour NZ with Paul)

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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In September 1984, I've been in the "Europahalle" Hannover, when freddie shouted "give it to me one more time" at the end of hammer to fall, jumped down from the empore - and fell down. Next day, I could read in the local newspaper "Hannoversche Allgemeine", that the concert was awful. Maybe; it definetely was not their best, but the crowd shouting "Freddie, Freddie" and his return five minutes later were unforgettable. He did his job, even if Brian was out of conrol at WWRY, they were real entertainers at their time. The worst Queen-Concert ever I've seen was nearly 11 years later in Cologne - but this was not a really queen-gig anymore, I guess.

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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

crwarburg wrote:

In September 1984, I've been in the "Europahalle" Hannover, when freddie shouted "give it to me one more time" at the end of hammer to fall, jumped down from the empore - and fell down. Next day, I could read in the local newspaper "Hannoversche Allgemeine", that the concert was awful. Maybe; it definetely was not their best, but the crowd shouting "Freddie, Freddie" and his return five minutes later were unforgettable. He did his job, even if Brian was out of conrol at WWRY, they were real entertainers at their time. The worst Queen-Concert ever I've seen was nearly 11 years later in Cologne - but this was not a really queen-gig anymore, I guess.


This gig has probably the best version of Bohemian Rhapsody.


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

Hi Rick, maybe you're right. Just heared my poor-quality-tape of this gig again, the Bohemian Rhapsody played in Hannover 1984 really has a unique style. The warming-up with the "Somebody to love"-intro-moments and the dynamic piano- and guitarplaying at the last section are impressing, and the song seems to be played faster than on other occasions. I did not realize it 21 years ago (not 11 years ago, sorry), in Septemebr 84 my only thought was: Freddie injured, was this the end of the concert? It wasn't, he came back on stage, he gave it to us all. The Show did go on, adorable!

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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

crwarburg wrote:

Hi Rick, maybe you're right. Just heared my poor-quality-tape of this gig again, the Bohemian Rhapsody played in Hannover 1984 really has a unique style. The warming-up with the "Somebody to love"-intro-moments and the dynamic piano- and guitarplaying at the last section are impressing, and the song seems to be played faster than on other occasions. I did not realize it 21 years ago (not 11 years ago, sorry), in Septemebr 84 my only thought was: Freddie injured, was this the end of the concert? It wasn't, he came back on stage, he gave it to us all. The Show did go on, adorable!


Wow, you were there? Amazing! :-)


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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah, it was great. I was 18 then, lived in a small north see town called Cuxhaven that time, but my uncle 250 km away in the region of hannover gave me a home for this concert - and a afternoon event shortly before. In the "Anzeigerhochhaus Hannover", the leading town-cinema of that time, there was first performed "We will rock you", the queen-film of the montreal-gig 1981. That was a cinema-invent in 84, and after that I took the subway to the "messegelände" to see them really live... and saw them.