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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 12:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would really like to meet Brian May and get his autograph, but how can I do it?

I know I could probably write to his agents or whatever, but it'snot the same as meeting him.

I would also like to get a tape recorder and ask hima few questions in an interview and maybe share it here. I have a good few questions, I'd like to ask.

The same goes for Roger Taylor too. Also for John Deacon, but I guess that's boardering on the impossible as he is quite shy and doesn't seem to want anyhting like that. However I wouldn't say no to him.

Can anyone help me here?


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Read his soapbox and you may get some tips. One I can tell you is that he doesn't fancy giving authographs. He'd rather shake hands and have a nice conversation.

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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Try acid and imagine it.


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just tell him you like WWRY. He'll probably get you red carpet and a limo.


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

Just tell him you like WWRY. He'll probably get you red carpet and a limo.

That's like the best suggestion ever given on QueenZone. =P


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I would really like to meet Brian May and get his autograph, but how can I do it?"
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Well, Brian and Roger are both coming over to my place for dinner Tomorrow. You are welcome to come over and visit with us....John is too shy though. Just bring some chicken and maccaroni salad....And a telescope for Brian!

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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Get well up on astronomy. Brian is into that, and loves talking about it. You might even get to see this planet from where you are. :)


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 20:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

Try acid and imagine it.


LMAO :D


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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, Brian doesn't like signing autographs and prefers a conversation instead but what are the chances of talking to him for more than 5 seconds? Zero. I've met him about 4-5 times in the past few years and my "record" is 2 sentences.

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira wrote:

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

Try acid and imagine it.


LMAO :D


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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do what everyone else does, be in the right place at the right time. He goes to WWRY in London regularly, and often signs autographs at the stage door.

Read his forum he gives clues if he is going to be somewhere. Like the astronomy convention last month.

He is usually at the premiere of any new WWRY shows, like the new one in Canada.

Other than that... you're on your own.

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Posted: 20 Mar 07, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I met him at WWRY for Freddies 60th accidently, cos I was standing by this door and he walked right out of it.

WWRY is supposed to be finishing this year so if you go on the last day then he will be performing then.

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Posted: 20 Mar 07, 21:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember seeing Brian at the WWRY London in 2003. He ran past us as he went through a backstage door. We got a programme booklet and went round the back, waiting to see him. Nice guy. Didn't get to say much to him and he didn't say much at all. So, yah, not a great chance in getting much out of him!

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Posted: 21 Mar 07, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you want an interview you should ask through his PR I suppose...


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Posted: 21 Mar 07, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you_rock_my_socks06 wrote:

WWRY is supposed to be finishing this year so if you go on the last day then he will be performing then.


As far as I know, WWRY is showing no signs of slowing down in London. It's still selling out every show, after 5 years. If it was closing, it would have made the news, and marketing for the final shows would be insane.



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Posted: 21 Mar 07, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... well, if I'm not mistaken, the current run is still scheduled for an Oct. 6 final date, but of course it is too early for a further extension to be discussed (IIRC, last year it happened late April); as a matter of fact, tickets for both Oct. 6 shows have been "not on sale" for months now...

... which reminds me I've got to check with Ticketmaster tomorrow ... :)

Last year, Oct. 5 was to be the final date IIRC, and after the extension was granted Brian promised he'd make the date "special" all the same, as a reward to the fans - and he actually played on the occasion.

So there's hope he'll do the same this year even in the event of a further extension...



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Posted: 22 Mar 07, 01:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting... thanks for the info.

But it'd be sad to see it go while it's still at its peak. A show should never close until public interest wanes.



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Posted: 26 Mar 07, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he was in really good mood when me + my wife met him backstage in Rio'92. He invited us to sat down and say/ask wathever we wanted! The first couple of minutes I 'froze' completely, then my wife began the conversation. In the end we've spent a good 15 minutes or more there, together with Jim Beach. It came to a point when I said 'I think we're taking too much of your time, thank you very much for receiving us here' and we said goodbye & left. He was very relaxed eating a banana & drinking cofee, very funny to watch :-D
And yes, he signed everything we wanted him to sign for us :)
I think we benefited from the fact that it was one of his first solo shows, after a long time not being on tour/meeting a lot of fans, etc.

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Posted: 18 Dec 07, 22:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well thanks a lot for all your answers (even though some of them suggest that you shouldn't be allowed to post messages without supervision, hee hee)

Well you know the old fan type thing, people get famous, they get fans, the fans want to meet them, etc, etc, as the story goes, so what is so bad about signing autographs or just chatting a bit?

Why does he have to make it so hard? I can't be the only fan in this situation.

It's fans like us that put people like Brian where he is. Surely the least he can do is see me for a few seconds and maybe sign one of my records.

If he signs just one, I'll never bother him again, how's that for a deal? Brian, are you reading this?


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Posted: 19 Dec 07, 05:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I met 3 times Brian and each times, he proved he was a very nice guy and very patient. Last time I saw him (except on 30 march 2005 for Queen + PR); it was at Festival de Jazz in Montreux in 2001. It was at the end of the afternoon, I was standing in the Hall. And Brian came from everywhere. He was alone. Me and just after 2 or 3 people recognized him. We took some pictures and I realized that it was very patient at this time because my camera had some troubles, so Brian wanted that the picture was a good enough. Then we did another one.
It's a great man !



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