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Posted: 15 Nov 06, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was lucky enough to get one of the few free pairs of tickets distributed by Channel 4 via Jacky at the Queen Fan Club.

Obviously you will see it on the TV, but thought I'd post a bit of first hand info.

The free ticket holders were in a standing 'mosh pit' type enclosure right at the front of the stage, the paying public were in tiered seating towards the back, and the celebs were in a few rows between the two. I am not lyiny when I say that I was stood at the bavk of the mosh pit, and when I turned around, literally about 4 feet from me were seated: Jimmy Page, Dave Gilmour, Kenney Jones, Bon Jovi, Brian Wilson and George Martin!!!!

Jim Beach was there, seated a few rows back, dressed like a tramp as usual in an old woolly jumper and baseball cap!!

Roger was asked to induct Led Zep, and was given a very hearty rould of applause when he took to the stage to give a genuine appreciation of them - he then presented the award to Jimmy Page and I got some good pics of that!

His playing performance was right at the close of the show - his kit was set up in the usual way (minus the Queen logo on the bass drum skin). I was stood about 5 feet in front of him!! His playing was, as expected, tasteful and appropriate, with regard to the original recordings. He played the Ringo Starr drum 'solo' part very well, and got a huge swelling of cheers and clapping from the crowd as he played this!

Once the show finished I walked past the kit as the drum tec was taking it down, and managed to get a good side/behind pic of the kit (not an angle usually seen). I thought I'd show a bit of cheek (unusual for me as I'm quite shy) and asked his tec if there were any drumsticks going. He rummaged around but couldn't find any. Not to be deterred, he searched some more and found Roger's stick bag, opened it up, checked the sticks thoroughly to make sure they were used ones, and gave me a matching signed pair!!! As a drummer, I have been after at least one of Roger's sticks for years, so to get a used, signed pair is superb (obviously I won't use them). I'm afraid I don't know the name of Roger's drum tec, but if anyone does happen to know him, please pass on my utmost thanks for his brilliant reaction to my request.

What a great night!!!

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Posted: 15 Nov 06, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good to hear you had a great time :-))

I hope it will be broadcasted soon, cause I can't wait to see and hear Roger hammering out some Beatles tunes


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Posted: 15 Nov 06, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its on Channel 4 in the UK at 9pm


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Posted: 15 Nov 06, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great story, cmsdrums, thanks for that.

This made me laugh:
"Jim Beach was there, seated a few rows back, dressed like a tramp as usual in an old woolly jumper and baseball cap!!"

Let's hope we will see some of your pictures:)




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Posted: 15 Nov 06, 19:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lucky bastard.

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Posted: 15 Nov 06, 19:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red><b>Mr Mercury</b> wrote:

Its on Channel 4 in the UK at 9pm



Someone better tape it!


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Posted: 15 Nov 06, 23:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

I can't wait to see and hear Roger hammering out some Beatles tunes


Agreed! It should prove QUITE nice.


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Posted: 16 Nov 06, 05:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the report. Sounds like a wonderful night and I hope that someone will be able to tape the show tonight and make it available for download to let those not living in the UK see it. ;-) Also congrats for managing to get a pair of RT's drumsticks!

@cmsdrums: Would love to see the pictures you took of the event. Please do post them in the Library. I would also like to include them on my website. Unfortunately your email address displayed in your profile doesn't work. Could you please get in touch with me about this (thewebmistress@roger-taylor.net)? Thanks in advance and sorry to everybody else for posting this here!

@the UK members who will be watching the show tonight: Lots of fun! :-)


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Posted: 16 Nov 06, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums - so it was RT on drums + Razorlight singer Johnny Borrell on vocals in all 3 Beatles tracks? Can you tell who the other band members (bass, guitars etc.) were?

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Posted: 16 Nov 06, 08:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Mr Scully,

One of the guitarists I recognised from Robbie Williams' band, and one of the others was a 'name' guitarist, but unfortunately not known to me - I think Sergio Gonzalez or something similar. Don't know the bassist - sorry.

As to the other responses to my post, I'm a bit tied up for the next cuple of days, but will gladly get in touch to provide the pics etc... very soon

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Posted: 16 Nov 06, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good for you-wish I could've been there.

(jealously kicks the bottom of the desk and yells out in pain as I realize I'm not wearing any shoes)

Any chance this will be broadcast in the States-other than You Tube?


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Posted: 16 Nov 06, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A televised version of the Ceremony will air on Vh1 (classic I think...) on the 25th November at 9 PM Eastern.

@cmsdrums: Looking forward to the pics! ;-) Thanks for answering.


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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 04:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great stuff, I am looking forward to seeing the pics, very jealous


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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 06:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're the man cmsdrums! ;-)

Great to read the story and CONGRATULATIONS on the sticks and all! :-D

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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMG i cant believe i missed the bit when Roger came on after watching the show for however long, being bored i quickly changed the channel started watching Scrubs lol. Regukarly flicking back though. He obviously came on then which sucks but I saw his performance at the end which was really good.

Can't believe you got his drumsticks! You jammy git ;) XD

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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 01:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow wish it could've been me :)Congrats on the drumsticks.

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Posted: 21 Nov 06, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums - have you got any good photos for my site? :-)

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Posted: 13 Jan 07, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi all,

I have (finally!) got around to posting my pics to the Libary - it's the first time that I've uploaded, so I hope they get there ok!) - I've put them in the Roger Taylor section, but with hindsite I think they should have been in the Special Events section - never mind.

Curious + Mr Scully - I have emailed you some shots separately for your sites - hope they're ok

Cheers

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Posted: 13 Jan 07, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote:

Hi all,

I have (finally!) got around to posting my pics to the Libary - it's the first time that I've uploaded, so I hope they get there ok!) - I've put them in the Roger Taylor section, but with hindsite I think they should have been in the Special Events section - never mind.

Curious + Mr Scully - I have emailed you some shots separately for your sites - hope they're ok

Cheers

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Can you post a link?- I can´t find the pictures.

Thanks


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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 04:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very very much for sending me the pictures! ;-)


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