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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi.. I just got this gig labeled as Maryland 77 but I don't see it listed in Mr. Scully's site under that name. The only recording listed under Baltimore, Maryland is one from 1980 (and a Brian gig in some other year).

The show has the ADATR intro which segues into TYMD. After Ogre Battle Freddie greets the audience "It's really nice to be in Maryland. We'd like to thank you for a very good welcome, than you very much. We're going to change the mood..." Later in the set Brian makes a reference about Washington or something.

In Somebody to Love some girl shouts right before the final "Somebody tooooo..." She shouts "Come on, SING IT!!". When Freddie does, the girl shouts again in excitement. I thought it was a good and fun moment in the recording.

Any information on the actual date, city and venue of the show? Under what name should I look for it in Queenconcerts? :S Any info would be very appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

04-02-1977, the second 1977 concert in the list :)

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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 21:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much. Tatterdemalion already told me via MSN that it was featured under another name in Queen Concerts and I found it. Nice gig.

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Posted: 14 Aug 06, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I went to the Queen concert on November 29, 1977, which was at the "Capital Center" in Landover, Maryland (now demolished). The Capital Cetner was just off the Washington, DC beltway so it was considered to be a DC crowd. I still have my ticket.

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Posted: 14 Aug 06, 23:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Donna13 wrote:

I went to the Queen concert on November 29, 1977, which was at the "Capital Center" in Landover, Maryland (now demolished). The Capital Cetner was just off the Washington, DC beltway so it was considered to be a DC crowd. I still have my ticket.


The webmaster at queenconcerts.com would surely be very happy to have a scan of your ticket!

Do you have any memories of the concert you can share?



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Posted: 20 Aug 06, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry for the delay in replying, Sir GH.

As soon as I buy a new scanner, which will be very soon (the old one doesn't want to cooperate with my new computer), I will scan this ticket and another one I have - from the same venue - Capital Centre - on November 6, 1978.

By the way, I used to have all my Queen tickets and had them in a 3 ring notebook with other Queen collectibles such as articles from "Circus" etc. but in a moment of feeling "grown up", probably about 20 or so years ago after I graduated from college, I threw out this notebook. It is a shame. Anyway, the reason I do have these two tickets is because I framed them along with the autographs that I was able to obtain on the same night as the concerts.

First concert ticket story (this is a long story): The Capital Centre concert on November 29, 1977. I had just turned 16 a few weeks earlier. I was absolutely 100% in love with Queen (since age 13 when first hearing Killer Queen on the radio) and therefore could hardly believe my sister's friend, who worked with her at the Roy Rogers restaurant at the mall, who said she knew Freddie Mercury's girlfriend, Mary, and that she was going to get a backstage pass and would try to get one for us as well. Well, just before the concert she met my sister at a pre-arranged point (inside the venue) and said that she was unable to get us the backstage passes. You can imagine my disappointment and my thinking at this point that this girl was not telling the truth about knowing Freddie's girlfriend (it seemed too good to be true to me to begin with). Then after the concert, which was great of course, we were depressed (my sister and I - but especially me) at not getting to meet them, so we decided to wait for their limo to come out of the underground parking area at the Capital Centre. When it emerged we got so excited we decided to sprint to our big blue station wagon and follow them. With my learner's permit only, I followed them at probably over 80 miles per hour - I remember it being the fastest I had ever driven but I was determined not to lose them - to a restaurant somewhere in DC. At that age, I didn't have my bearings around the city. We didn't want to freak them out so I think we just watched them go inside from our car. Then we ended up waiting outside in the cold air for I think around 2 hours - anyway - enough to turn my nose red and make my lips and toes numb. We weren't allowed in the restaurant - and there was a bouncer from Liverpool out front that prevented us from even going in the lobby to warm up. At one point Roger came down the stairs into the lobby and I smiled at him and he smiled back and started over to the door - but was stopped by another man who grabbed his arm. So then he just continued downstairs to the bathroom, and ignored us when he went back up the stairs. When they finally emerged from the restaurant, I was frozen in more ways than just the temp. Brian said, "It's a bit cold out here". One of them (I don't know who because I think I was in shock) said, "So, were you at the concert?" And we said yes. My friend who was hardly a Queen fan grabbed the attention for herself by shouting "That was the best concert I've ever seen!" or some such thing. I was so embarrassed not being able to think of anything to say in my stunned condition. Freddie looked at me briefly then looked over at my sister. He nodded at my sister but he never stopped walking to the limo. Brian walked over to me and said something like, "Did you enjoy the concert?" and I think I mumbled something like, "Yes. It was fantastic." Then all I could think to say was "Can I have your autograph?" He said "Sure" and ended up giving me the autograph and his pen. So I had to tap him on the arm to get his attention to give him his pen back. "Here's your pen." Can you imagine - here I am meeting my idols and

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Posted: 21 Aug 06, 00:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome stories! Thanks for posting.



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Posted: 21 Aug 06, 05:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the great stories!

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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What restaurants in DC did they go to?

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sorry but I can't remember the restaurant names. Maybe if I tried hypnosis?

I'll tell you what I do remember. The one in 77 was its own building (I think) and it had a front porch and walkway that came out to the street - the architecture of a formerly private house possibly - either that or it was quite old. There was just a normal quiet street out front (not busy at all) and we were the only cars there. Of course this was late at night. I'm pretty sure it was something ethnic. I had the feeling if I was there again I would remember it because I spent a lot of time on the porch peering in the front window which was just an entry area where you could go up or down the stairs. I once tried looking up all the names of the Indian restaurants in DC to see if any of the names rang a bell with me - but it didn't work. If I visited them all I'm sure I would know. (But then what if it wasn't Indian - what if it was something else or what if my memory of it being ethnic wasn't correct?) One of these days I will solve the mystery of the first restaurant.

Then in 78 it was right in the busy area of Georgetown and I think it was M street but I'm not sure - it seemed like the main area of Georgetown which is a busy restaurant/shopping area. I doubt if I would recognize this exact restaurant again - I think the surroundings were too similar. I think to me at the time it just seemed like one of those dark, upscale restaurants that also would have drinks - like an upscale steak house.

Sorry for this long answer. But since I was just a teenager I guess the names of the restaurants weren't etched into my brain. Also, I'm from Virginia so I didn't go into DC often at all back then - it was a real adventure to follow them after the concerts.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

aufdeutsch wrote:

do you have the clitoris in your hand?


Nein, she does not have ze clitoris in ze hand.
It's usually located elsewhere.

Do you have ze brain in ze skull?

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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 00:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I work in Georgetown. Many great places to eat.