The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby maidenpriest » Sat May 05, 2012 10:21 am

Not much to say it was very emotional :(
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby icy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:32 am

For the Queen and Metallica fans...until just now I'd never seen the rehearsal before...insightful look into a part of the day.
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby PaulTMA » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:11 pm

What's the story with Spinal Tap tampering with Def Leppard's equipment? I know one of the presenters remarked about it, though I have taken this be a joke.
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby Balck Qu♥♥n » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:53 am

I've only seen it on TV (I've lost count how many times!!), and I can't even imagine how amazing it must have been live, as it gives me the chills every time I watch it... I don't seem to habituate :-D
I personally think it was the most epic concert in history! The lineup was incredible!! The crowd was... WOW! It looked as if Wembley is boiling, hahahah, everyone jumping up n down at Tie Your Mother Down - absolutely brilliant! It just comes to show how powerful music is in uniting people (Radio Ga Ga portrays that quite clearly too :D)!
I love this concert so much that I can't be too critical... I really loved everyone's performance. Well, some were obviously better than others, e.g. Plant's Innuendo sounded a bit odd to me, but oh well :P
I've got to say though, Sir Elton's perfromances were outstanding! Nothing can ever come close to the original, of course, but he did really well. Especially, Show Must Go On I think. He put a lot of feelings into it, he made it his, yet didn't change it too much... I'm sure Freddie would've loved it.
The only thing that really kills me though is that I never had the chance to see Queen live... or the tribute :-( Good job Hungarian Rhapsody came out to ease the pain a bit(ish) :|
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby Bri » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:30 pm

PaulTMA wrote:What's the story with Spinal Tap tampering with Def Leppard's equipment? I know one of the presenters remarked about it, though I have taken this be a joke.


No - the delay was because of the Drummers special Kit which they had problems with.

Took them ages to set up - the whole day then ran late - including RT singing AKOM being cut :-(
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby Leigh Burne » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:33 pm

Bri wrote:...including RT singing AKOM being cut :-(

I didn't know that, I'd always wondered why that song wasn't played on the day! Too bad.
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby Bri » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:34 pm

Balck Qu♥♥n wrote: It just comes to show how powerful music is in uniting people (Radio Ga Ga portrays that quite clearly too :D)!


I was right near the front so did not get a full appreciation of the size of the crowd until I looked behind me during Radio GaGa and was absolutly blown away by the sight!
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby Bri » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:37 pm

Leigh Burne wrote:
Bri wrote:...including RT singing AKOM being cut :-(

I didn't know that, I'd always wondered why that song wasn't played on the day! Too bad.


Yeah - I also seem to remember GnR having Sweet Child of Mine cut as well?

Spinal Tap got the biggest laugh of the day saying they had cut their set from 3 hours "because it's what Freddie would have wanted!" :lol:
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby WeeMann » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:44 pm

Bri wrote:
Leigh Burne wrote:
Bri wrote:...including RT singing AKOM being cut :-(

I didn't know that, I'd always wondered why that song wasn't played on the day! Too bad.


Yeah - I also seem to remember GnR having Sweet Child of Mine cut as well?

Spinal Tap got the biggest laugh of the day saying they had cut their set from 3 hours "because it's what Freddie would have wanted!" :lol:


Spinal Tap also had technical issues - I believe they were going to play two or three songs too.
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby WeeMann » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:45 pm

Bri wrote:
Balck Qu♥♥n wrote: It just comes to show how powerful music is in uniting people (Radio Ga Ga portrays that quite clearly too :D)!


I was right near the front so did not get a full appreciation of the size of the crowd until I looked behind me during Radio GaGa and was absolutly blown away by the sight!


I was about 3/4 of the way back along the stadium and about 3/4 of the way up the seating during the main set. Radio Ga Ga was one of the most awe inspiring sights I have ever seen - videos just do not do it justice.
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby bigV » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:54 pm

WeeMann wrote:I was about 3/4 of the way back along the stadium and about 3/4 of the way up the seating during the main set. Radio Ga Ga was one of the most awe inspiring sights I have ever seen - videos just do not do it justice.


It may sound sacrilegious in this context, but I felt the same way at the QPR shows (especially in 2005). I think ROTC is the only video that does justice to that song. It really makes you feel like you're a part of that crowd...

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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby Simon » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:40 pm

Leigh Burne wrote:
Bri wrote:...including RT singing AKOM being cut :-(

I didn't know that, I'd always wondered why that song wasn't played on the day! Too bad.


I read somewhere that someone else was supposed to sing Magic. Can't remember who though...
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby Leigh Burne » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:44 pm

bigV wrote:It may sound sacrilegious in this context, but I felt the same way at the QPR shows (especially in 2005). I think ROTC is the only video that does justice to that song. It really makes you feel like you're a part of that crowd...

No argument from me, finally being part of the calpping during Radio Ga Ga at the Hyde Park show was like a dream come true. Except I'd been going so mad all day it literally killed my arms and I couldn't even lift them to wave during We Are the Champions... :P

Simon wrote:I read somewhere that someone else was supposed to sing Magic. Can't remember who though...

Interesting, anyone else have any idea?
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby soxtalon » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:54 pm

Chris Thompson I think...
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Thread

Postby Simon » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:11 pm

soxtalon wrote:Chris Thompson I think...


That's right. I think I saw a setlist which was allegedly the real one and that name was listed after Magic.
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