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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Hello,

Perhaps this subject has been discussed, if so I'm sorry.

In most footage we have from Queen live (even back in VHS era) it is visible some sort of BANNER stage-left, almost near an stage exit, posted to the wall, saying what it looks to be "DUDS".

Does anyone knows what that's about?
Thanks.


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There was the suggestion that it was for defective equipment i.e. mics that failed during a show. Not sure that was ever proved.


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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it's from dictionary: 1. trousers. 2. clothes, especially old or ragged clothes. 3. belongings in general.
well just belongings


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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe you can see the sign with the same words on it on the LiveAid footage.


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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Duds are the microphones/bulbs etc which do not work.

The word duds is plural of dud.

A dud is defined as:

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=dud

A bomb, shell, or explosive round that fails to detonate.
Informal. One that is disappointingly ineffective or unsuccessful.

Therefore, it is a box for the electrical eqipment which does not work - and will be replaced, repaired or disposed of later.



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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 14:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

darkblue wrote:

it's from dictionary: 1. trousers. 2. clothes, especially old or ragged clothes. 3. belongings in general.
well just belongings


This meaning is secondary. The main definition is
as I said above,

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=dud

A bomb, shell, or explosive round that fails to detonate.
Informal. One that is disappointingly ineffective or unsuccessful.



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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Thank you all. It suits the purpose, then.. really.
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