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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can one kind soul tell us all about the Vegas show please????


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. We may never know.

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

thats true.. that IS the rule..


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian said from the very beginning of the show "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"

Sorry that we can not say more, but what Brian says goes.

Cheers


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 19:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Atomic Dog wrote:

Brian said from the very beginning of the show "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"

Sorry that we can not say more, but what Brian says goes.

Cheers


You weren't even supposed to say that Brian said "Whatever happens in Vegas STAYS in Vegas." D'oh! Now I'VE gone and said it! :)

Great gig . . . the Four Amigos made another appearance with their sombreros and maracas . . . "The Show Must Go On" was stunningly good. Again. They just get better and better.


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

decent crowd?



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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 20:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, the crowd was more than decent actually. Enthusiastic and happy. It was pretty full. Ga ga arms were a little slow at first, but they caught on. People came in from all over for this one . . . Linda from Canada, Ogre just barely made it from his business meeting in Trinidad/Tobago; Sarah, Gavin, Terry and crew from the UK . . .

For the encore, the crowd and the band were on fire. It really rocked.


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 20:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great!! i will get attendance figure monday and post it.the tour is doing really well now after a few poorly promoted shows.


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 22:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone have any pictures? I know what Brian said but...I'd really love to see some


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Posted: 09 Apr 06, 00:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think we're not hearing much about the concert because of its location. Most of the people who went to the Las Vegas concert are probably from somewhere else and therefore don't have immediate internet access. We'll probably get more reviews as we approach the end of the weekend and the attendees are back at their computers.

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Posted: 09 Apr 06, 00:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm usually a lurker here. I've been a Queen fan since 1976 at 10 years of age. My freind across the street was a little older than me and had Queen posters and 8 tracks. I've been a loyal follower ever since.

Because I grew up in Omaha Nebraska, I only had 1 chance to see Queen...and my sister wiould not take me!!! I;'ve been waiting ever since. When the Phoenix, AZ show was announced, I bought my tickets the first day. Alas, I was told I had to attend a trade show in Frankfurt, Germany the week of the show. The irony that I was on the right continent at the wrong time was not lost on me. I did manage to catch a decent Queen tribute at the Music Messe in Frankfurt, but that only made me hungrier to hear Brian play.

Before I left, I check the rest of the tour dates and saw Vegas. I called a couple of friends up and we made plans to go. We just returned home a few hours ago.

Sitting there, waiting for a 30 year old dream to come true was pretty staggering...what if I was disappointed?

I was not. The show was pure energy and lots of it. Paul was in great form and his voice was staggeringly solid from start to finish. That maginificent tone of Brian May...I stood with my arms open wide to catch it, to absorb it, to feel it, to live it. It was magnificent. He was near flawless. A broken string right before "Last Horizon" had him go to a backup guitar. It was clear that this was a different instrument. The pickups didn't seem quite as hot and the sustain was missing. The only flaw in an otherwise magnificent show. LOML came earlier than I expected, but was wonderful. I sang every note, much to the dismay of my freinds, who didn't know the words, but the crowd sang along pretty well. I was screaming for 39, but it did not happen.

The Bad Co and Free songs were a wonderful fit and they totally rocked. In my mind, nothing was lost having them in the set. The crowd responded well to them. Roger's comical announcement of Celine Dion was hysterical. His voice was wonderful on IILWMC, but when he sang TATDOOL, he nailed it. I've never like him singing it much, but I have a whole new perspective now. Unbelievable.

Radio GaGa took things up another notch and added electricity to the already magical night. Under Pressure blew me away. I never liked it too much when it was released, but became a fan of the song after hearing it live. When Brian sang his solo line, my friend leaned over to me and said "I've got chills" and I knew exactly what he meant.

Bo Rhap was astonishingly beautiful. I've heard it, seen the video but I was not prepared for the masterful way Freddie was woven in. How I wish I'd seen Queen back in the day when Freddie was alive, but this was truly a night I'll never forget.

A nice score today was that in Paris, where WWRY was performed, the WWRY store had everything 70% off!! I got loads of stuff...even the vaunted 6 pence...for 70% off of $5.00...or $1.50.


More than a review of Vegas, I know. Thanks for listening.


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Posted: 09 Apr 06, 02:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice one mate
Glad you enjoyed it


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Posted: 09 Apr 06, 04:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seemed like a packed house to me. I was on the floor and looking around, looked like everyone in the entire arena was standing the whole time. Great fan participation. Could have been better but great for a U.S. crowd. Notable moments, Brian's string breaking during the solo, Dragon Attack (didn't see that one coming!), Under Pressure had everyone rocking, Seeing everyone clapping their hands to Radio Gaga, more and more people each chorus and of course, singing my guts out with 17,000 people to BoRhap, WWRY and WatC. It was an awesome night. Much better than the Hollywood Bowl show.

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Posted: 09 Apr 06, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GSMAG thanks for that great review! And as someone who saw the Omaha, NE show in 1980: they didn't play '39 then, either ;)


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Posted: 09 Apr 06, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me Vegas was a better show than the one at the HW Bowl, great venue, am I the only one who reads the "no cameras" on the tickets? My daughter brought in her phone and got a wonderfull video of LOML and you can hear my other daughter singing along, Very cool. the only downside is that my feet still hurt from the WWRY stomping on the aluminim bleachers, (like an idiot I wore flip flops), we stayed across the street but spent most of time at MGM as they had Queen music playing in the casino,
perhaps we need to lobby to have 39 put back on the set list.


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Posted: 09 Apr 06, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Any chance of uploading that LOML vid anywhere? I'd love to hear everyone singing with it....


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Posted: 09 Apr 06, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

as soon as we get USB cord for phone and of course my daughter permission, shes embarrassed by her singing,

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Posted: 10 Apr 06, 02:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A friend of my was in Vegas and saw the show.. he isn't a Queen fan, but he impressed.. must have been a good show!


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Posted: 10 Apr 06, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I went to the show with my brother, sister, and one of her friends. The friend only knows radio friendly hits, but she thought it rocked, took a couple of pics, I will see them in a couple of days. My bro took some on his cellphone, the lights shining washed out a lot of them. We sat in the elevated section on the right side, next to the empty backstage area (so we watched them get guided in by flashlights as the show was warming up).

I brought a tape recorder, and never having done this before, and also getting wrapped up in the songs, did an only "ok" job I guess. It sounds good to me, but I chopped a couple of places up: I started from the Beautiful Day/Lose Yourself intro... going on, its all ok.until: There is about 8 seconds missing during the very early beginning of Bri's solo when I changed sides on the tape. Im missing the very end of Days of Our Lives (again, tape ended, but I was too caught up in the show to notice) :( And I didnt get WATC at all, since tape ran out at the very end of All Right Now. My bro has the tapes and is digitizing them tomorrow prob.

== IF ANYONE HAS WATC I WANT IT!! ==

The show was great, the only real complaint I had was a couple of solid rows on Brians side of the catwalk were practically empty - victims of eBay assholes charging a trip to Europe for front row seats. Jerks like them are why I was in the risers this time instead of next to the stage like I was last year. (still seemed really close)

I am 99% sure that Paul Crook, the Anthrax guitarist who also played guitar during Vegas' WWRY was sittting/standing on the side of the stage during the show wearing the loud WWRY Hawaiian type shirt Brian likes.

Too busy with... other things to manage a meet with other fans before hand, which sucked, but talked to a lot of cool fans while there. Seemed to be a couple of fans from Japan in seats in front of and behind us (my brother said he thought it sounded like Japanese they were speaking, I apologize to them if theyre here if he was wrong).

FBG seemed sorta off most of the time to me, dont know why. Groove was wrong. LOML someone screams out I LOVE YOU BRIAN and he says he loves them back (prob my ex;) I think between LOML and HTF is when Brian mentioned/asked if anyone remembered them playing the Aladdin casino way back, some woman in a getup that looked kinda like a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader costume jumped up for that and Brian seemed to like it.

I was strangely amazed so many people sang along to Hammer to Fall, but maybe it was just the people in my section (Brian and Paul several times played to our side, Brian definately favored us). If anyone has pictures of Roger in his sombrero, or Spike, Danny and Jamie in theirs shaking their maracas, email me! As others have mentioned, Brian was pounding away at his solo so hard that he broke a string at the end, which of course everyone loved, and everyone was saying shit like thats how guitar gods are supposed to look, etc. Took a bit to get started on Last Horizon because of that.
AOBTD was )of course) a huge crowd pleaser, with good feedback from the audience thank god, and bizarrely, it seemed to me the place went apeshit for Dragon Attack. I mean, my brother nearly shit himself he loved it so much, and even the people around us who didnt know the words were getting into it. I guess the fact that the Game was so huge here means something... I think that Dust, Dragon Attack, and Pressure received some of the biggest crowd support.

Pressure was introduced by Bri saying something like (Ill get my tapes back soon, then Ill letcha know!), this next song was written by a white boy, I dont know, Vanilla something... we liked it so much we stole the bassline. It goes something like this... <pause, looks at Danny, no bass playing> Or this!... Danny snaps to attention, then the song began. Was kinda funny.
Took a while to get the crowd into Radio Ga Ga, but

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Posted: 10 Apr 06, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There were quite a few seats empty by the catwalk at Anaheim too. A lady told me she moved down to them, then something was unexpectedly totally blocking her view so she figured they were purposely not sold....


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