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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 05:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a great show tonight, they sounded really great tonight, and the crowd seemed to be really into it....out of the 3 times i saw them, this was the best.(hollywood, pittsburgh being the others.

I did get to meet Brian May after the show, what a thrill it was and I got a pic with him too....it will be posted soon...

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

I was on the catwalk railing on Brian's side, just a few feet back from the stage. There were some pretty sedate people around me. Well, compared to me at least .. I didn't hold back one bit! :)

A guy next to me had a digital camera and was taking shots the whole show. I should have asked if he was a Queenzoner, but hopefully those shots will show up.

Where did you have to hang out to meet Brian? I didn't come out of the building until about 11 (stupid concession lines), and saw a few people straggling over to the left of the exit. If that's all you had to do, I'll slap myself for not waiting around.

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First of all, my ticket was for the floor, row 47. Where did I end up? 2nd f--ing row middle of the catwalk!!!!!!!!! Right next to Sarah and her crew. I just did the same thing I did in San Diego, walked right past the guards when they were distracted with other people, checking tickets. By some MIRACLE, no one came for the 2nd row seat I was in!! Isabel from Switerzland and I rocked out together. (Is she online here?) We wanted to get into the very front row, but there was a security guy watching us. But when he finally left, she pointed and we went for it!! Front row! (well right behind a little kid) We literally climbed over the seats, hah!

Nice meeting some of you at Britannia Arms before the show, btw!

I had the big Freddie flag, I think they showed it on the big screens a couple times. (I'll bring it to Vegas) Wow, I can't tell you how cool it was to be at the end of the catwalk all of 5 feet from Brian when he played LOML. It was BEAUTIFUL!! A dream come true!! :) There were some crazy harcore Queenies in that front row of the catwalk-- my people! *hugs*

I tried to be respectful of the people behind me with my flag, not waving it their faces. No one complined until the very end of WATC when the lady behind me tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to put it down. I said sorry and lowered it. There was about 20 seconds of the song left. Then when the band came for their final bows right afterwards, I raised it again, and she tapped me again and told me to put it down... OK-- The show was OVER. (which is exactly what I said to her) Then her husband yelled at me after the band left the stage that "some people paid $200 for these seats!" and all I had to say back was, "Well... I didn't!" :evil: :P I felt bad getting snotty but there was no reason for them to wait till the very end of the show if it was bothering them!! I would have been happy to put it down if they had asked earlier!! Passive aggressive BS. I felt bad about getting snotty, but geeze, if it was bothering them they should have said something! I'm reasonable.

Sorry-- that bothered me.

After the show, I had about 10 people ask where I got my flag and if I was selling them, haha! I've had it for about 14 years and it isn't for sale!

ONWARDS TO VEGAS!!!! That whole crew with Sarah and Vern and the Japanese girls in front of me, and Isabel will all be there! yay-- reunion!

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeff Silveira wrote:

I did get to meet Brian May after the show, what a thrill it was and I got a pic with him too....it will be posted soon...


That's great news! You must have deserved it :-)

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ElleInnuendo wrote:


I had the big Freddie flag, I think they showed it on the big screens a couple times.


This is cool, but I think that if anybody else out there is planning on doing this, it is best to just flash it for a couple of seconds at a time and not for the whole show - maybe just at the end for a couple of seconds. It's too bad when fellow audience members say something nasty to you during a show. I hate that. It can really ruin the mood.

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But let's face it..... doing something that you know will block someone else's view isn't cool.

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't have it up the whole time, actually. I only flashed it when the band was on the catwalk of the stage directly in front of me and I held it in front of myself, blocking mostly my own view. My point was, it was lame for them to complain at the *end* if it bothered them is all. I put it down as soon as she asked. But by then the show was literally ending, so as they bowed on stage, I waved it one more time. Saw myself doing it on the big screen even! (well since I was holding it in front of me, I couldn't actually see *myself*!)

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ellen:

If you were blocking people's view ESPECIALLY when Brian was down close, that's not very nice. You could hold it chest high and still get the same effect. If people are annoyed, then you're ruining the show for them. Plus they paid $200 per tix PLUS you DIDN'T! You shouldn't have been there.

When we were at the Hollywood Bowl show, there were four teenage girls that had NO IDEA who Queen was and sat and talked about their boyfriends during LOML/39. Just as annoying...

We are all there to enjoy the show and if you are doing something so that others can't enjoy it, you should stop for a second and try not to be so selfish. Sounds like the guy with the sign that Brian "bought".

Being of average height myself, I found myself surrounded by a group of guys that were all 6' 4" or taller. No lie. My wife and little boy tried standing in the aisle, but the security guys were trying to keep the aisle clear. He let my little boy get away with it and he enjoyed the show! After Brian's solo, we moved to some seats right up off the floor in the back and could see everything.




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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Donna13 wrote:

Jeff Silveira wrote:

I did get to meet Brian May after the show, what a thrill it was and I got a pic with him too....it will be posted soon...


That's great news! You must have deserved it :-)



I felt like i deserved it, because it was freaking cold out there! He is such a nice guy, and he also signed a magazine and a picture I had of him slaping my hand at the hollywood bowl...

The best part was when I gave him a picture of him and slash from the hollywood bowl and he seemed surprised...and happy and shook my hand.

I am 30 years old but felt like a little kid...

Didnt under pressure sound great?????????

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now just a second.

The people behind me chose to ask me to put the flag down in the last 20 seconds of We Are the Champions, the last song of the show. So I thought it was interesting that they waited till the very end. So either I didn't block anyone the whole time, but got a little over excited at the very end-- OR they were too chickenshit to say anything to me till they had an escape route after their comments. And I put it down when they asked-- I'm not unreasonable, and certainly not unapproachable. Had they been bothered by me holding the flag up (with my hands, not on a pole, you see), they could have talked to security if they didn't want to approach me. I held it up over my chest most of the time, as I mentioned previously. I only waved it over my head a couple time. And no one else minded the flag- in fact it got passed around and people kissed it! People asked me after the show where I got it, said they loved it, etc. :)

I'm 5'4" myself, so trust me, I know what it's like to be blocked at shows. But you can't expect everything to go your way, regardless of how much you paid for a ticket.

And you're right, I didn't belong in those seats, but by some stroke of luck, no one claimed the seat I was in in the 2nd row. I wasn't going to question that happy little result!

It's interesting to hear everyone's comments on this issue. I didn't have to mention it in my write up but I'm not sorry I did despite people jumping to conclusions as to what the situation was like. Especially if they weren't there.

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Ellen!

No disrespect intended. If the husband was yelling at you at the end of the show, then you were annoying. Personally, if you did it tastefully, which is sounds like you did, you are a true fan adding to the experience of the show. Most people won't say anything for fear of a confrontation. See the movie CRASH or the Seinfeld episode where someone is talking behind Jerry at a movie.

I didn't see your banner, but it sounds like you enjoyed the show as much as the rest of us. Do you have a pic of it?

I'm headed to see the band again in Seattle.


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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No worries jchen. I didn't want to give the wrong impression of the situation. I can't get in these people's heads as to how annoyed the were or for how long. But it kind of brought down the end of my night because I thought things were cool- the crowd was insanely crazy and into it. During "All Right Now", I thought the roof was going to blow off the place! :)

I'm bringing the flag to Vegas (forgot to bring it to San Diego) and I will be diligent to not block anyone as I tried to be last night. It's all perspective of course. I've been the one blocked many times before, so I was careful not to block anyone. I will try to assume it was just the end that bothered them and hope it didn't spoil their night. Because that certainly wasn't the intention!

It's Freddie in his yellow 1986 Magic tour outfit, crouching and pointing the mic out like a guitar. (if that makes sense) What was weird was a guy I met before the show had the SAME flag as me!! And he was in the next section over to my right. Crazy!

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 15:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the show was amazing...i wasnt sure what to expect from the crowd, but during some of the songs, the crowd was dancing alot, i was just amazed....especially during bite the dust and dragon attack....being in the first row, i could look up and even in the 2nd deck people were dancing, during all right now people were going nuts....just a great concert....i thought the hollywood bowl was good, but this was just miles ahead of that....

i thought it was funny when roger put on a sombrero for his drum solo....and then spike, danny, and jamie had them on too, and were doing a dance....

am i the only one who thinks the show must go on should be dropped....for me it really kills the flow...such a dark sounding song....

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeff, trust me on this one, you're the only one who thinks The Show Must Go On should be dropped. Yes, it sounds foreboding and heavy but the point of the song is to never give in. And in my opinion it's among Queen's best compositions.

Personally, I like the placement of the song in the setlist when it precedes Bohemian Rhapsody rather than the previous sequence, in which we went from "......nothing really matters to me..." into the heaviness of The Show Must Go On. Now, on the other hand, the new setlist allows the entire encore, with WWRY, All Right Now, and WATC, to be incredibly upbeat and positive.

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 17:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok, well i guess i am the only one....but i think there are many other songs from their catologue that could be put there...

I liek the studio version better then th elive version, but i would rather hear innunendo, headlong, the hitman, bijou, i cant live with you, i'm going slightly mad, hell, i even rather hear delilah...haha

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/14280195.htm



review of the show.....somewhat complimentary

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Incredible how different perceptions can be from different vantage points. When I walked into the arena and to my seat I was a little disappointed as to how high up they were. I was in row 3 of section 202. The eyes then seemed to adjust and it was OK.

One of the best things about being up there was seeing almost everything that was going on. In our section (and along most of our side, the receptions were rousing and I was stunned at the amount of passion toward the music there was from the crowd. Our side gave "Show" a really loud cheer and it got a massive ovation for the way Paul's delivery was so passionate. I'd be disappointed if they ever dropped that one and the crowd seemd to love it. I saw people with their eyes bulging out when the guitar pitch soared up to the skies and did battle with his vocals. An amazing moment to witness.



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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This show was fantastic!!!!!!
Absolutely stunning display of master musicianship from the whole band. There were so many “up” people in the audience that the whole Queen experience was a joy to behold. We were going crazy in the nosebleeds and everywhere I looked around us, people were dancing, laughing, and singing. We had people of all ages around us singing words along with the band and going nuts at every song.

I was proud to be part of this concert and, from where we were sat, the drums sounded incredible. Roger pounded his heart out with some intense rhythmic change ups. These kids sitting next to us were in awe at his power and passion. Brian’s solo was better at this show than I can ever remember. Again, people were going crazy when he started building up to the wall of distorted sound and were simply stunned at the genius they were witnessing. It was a great, great feeling for us to be there. I attended with my fiancé and her sister.

We were able to view the majority of the audience and saw TONS of handclapping, swaying, jumping, and singing to LOML. Only spotted a few empty seats from where I was at and they were in the uppers. Looked like a great turn out from where I was at.

We went to the Hollywood Bowl in October and really enjoyed that. This show, however, blew that one away in all ways I could think of. I had thought that Dragon Attack should have been added given Paul’s voice. It was fantastic to hear the arrangements on that song. Also, Under Pressure was a kick ass version. I’m astounded they would even attempt this and could not see how they could have pulled it off successfully – but they did. Everyone was singing along with these songs…a truly magical evening for us all. We’ll never forget it. My fiancé is adamant on going to Vegas tomorrow now and me (the big Queen fan) is having to talk her out of it!



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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 19:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ElleInuenndo-You didn't happen to be at the worcester show with the freddie flag were you? I saw someone sitting right at the front of the stage with a freddie flag- I'm just curious.


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

Nope, that wasn't me, unless I was there "in spirit" or had an out of body experience. ;) I'll bring it to Vegas, though! :)