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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We're going to the San Jose show on Wednesday and wanted to know who is opening for Queen, when does Queen actually come on stage, and how long do they play including encores? Thanks.

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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is no opening act. Show starts anywhere between 8 - 8:30 and lasts a little over 2 hours. There is 1 encore.

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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw them in Hollywood and there was no opening act. I think it's the same deal this time too.

It'll run about 2 hrs I think. I can't wait for the SJ show.

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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think there are people arriving late thinking there's an opening act and there isn't one.
Get to your seats on time. I've been to 2 shows and both started well before many people were at their seats.

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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh come on, dont lie, the opening act is Neil Diamond singing Guns and Roses greatest hits...


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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

teleman wrote:

I think there are people arriving late thinking there's an opening act and there isn't one.
Get to your seats on time. I've been to 2 shows and both started well before many people were at their seats.


That was the same at many of the shows we went to. People were still coming in as the show started.

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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mike Preston wrote:

Oh come on, dont lie, the opening act is Neil Diamond singing Guns and Roses greatest hits...

I thought that was the best part. Q+PR couldn't even compete. I wonder if anyone has a bootleg of Neil Diamond doing Guns & Roses :D

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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mike Preston wrote:

Oh come on, dont lie, the opening act is Neil Diamond singing Guns and Roses greatest hits...




I love Neil Diamond, but not as much as Queen.
Saw him in Madison ,WI last fall and He was great.


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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's what to expect:

Approx 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the show, you're going to hear a lot of AC/DC hard rock coming thru the speaker system.

When the show is about to start, you'll hear Beautiful Day.

Next you'll hear Eminem doing a number, encouraging the audience to "Lose Yourself".

Next, the lights go down, and Paul Rodgers starts to sing "Reaching Out". Half way through the song, the spotlight goes on and finds him magically on the stage. At the end of the song, Brian May steps through the black curtain and starts the instrumental part of "Tie Your Mother Down", after which the curtain drops and the concert gets into full gear.

DON'T BE LATE!!! On Saturday night in San Diego, the show started about 10 minutes late, but that is not the norm. I saw a number of people arrive very late, obviously expecting an opening act, and they came in during Bohemian Rhapsody. Damn fools.

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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 18:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In Buffalo they played some CCR and Queen remix songs. Then Beautiful Day and Eminem.

I Deroit they played almost all Jimi Hendrix then Beautiful Day and Eminem.

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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

in worcester at like 7:20 they had all CCr songs until acdc started blasting

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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 19:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

uh.. could someone explain why do they play eminem, agian? I am so confused. lol


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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddieistheloveofmylife_89 wrote:

uh.. could someone explain why do they play eminem, agian? I am so confused. lol

The only way to understand is to make sure you are at your seat by the time they play Beautiful Day.

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Posted: 03 Apr 06, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They play Eminem because his lyrics go something like ....."lose yourself in the moment, in the music, this is your one shot, comes once in a lifetime..." or something like that.

So they start with Eminem telling the audience to lose themselves in the moment, then Paul Rodgers asking the audience to reach out. And believe me, the concert is much better when the audience loses its inhibitions and gives back to the performers.

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Posted: 04 Apr 06, 01:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

There is no opening act. Show starts anywhere between 8 - 8:30 and lasts a little over 2 hours. There is 1 encore.


All correct, EXCEPT that showtime for this gig is 7:30...

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Posted: 04 Apr 06, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yep 730 not 800 like the anaheim and san diego shows.

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Posted: 04 Apr 06, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some of the that I went to had 7:30 on the ticket and they still started around 8:15

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Posted: 04 Apr 06, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pre-concert music:

In DC they played some AC/DC and lots of the Beatles songs that are more of the hippy era (not I Want to Hold Your Hand peppy Beatles songs). I think they might have also played a Hendrix song. I remember thinking, maybe they were playing the music that was their influence when they were getting started.

Beginning of Concert:

Then the Beautiful Day Remix (this is when the music was getting much louder and the lights I think were slightly dimmed). Then for the Eminem song, it was pitch black and very loud.

Anyway in DC I glanced at my watch and it was 8:07 p.m. for the beginning of the show and it was an 8:00 p.m. time on the ticket.

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The tickets for San Jose, CA said 7:30, but when we walked in, the video screens said that the band would be onstage at 8pm. They hit the stage around 8:10pm and never looked back.

Speaking of the bootleg of Neil Diamond doing GnR, what do you think the judges on American Idol would say if Axl showed up to an audition. You should hear him wail on the Use Your Illusion live in Japan disc.


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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Donna13 wrote:

I think they might have also played a Hendrix song.


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