Live Aid - 32 years ago

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Re: Live Aid - 32 years ago

Postby TheHero » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:35 pm

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Re: Live Aid - 32 years ago

Postby Anna » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:03 pm

It was my 22nd birthday!! What a gift!! Queen outdone themselves that night; they were phenomenal and they knew it! You could see it on their faces. Freddie looked like he was euphoric. So happy Queen had that experience, they deserved it!
 
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Re: Live Aid - 32 years ago

Postby Jimi » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:41 am

awesome
I was 22 also! Not that day though!
I was at the concert and for the most part it was pretty poor.
Queen were immense and you are right Fred looked euphoric
 
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Re: Live Aid - 32 years ago

Postby Khashoggi » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:29 pm

Strange evening tonight. Bob Geldof played just next to my little hometown, I obviously went. His gig was superb. He's not the greatest singer, but damn did he put on a great show. His band was perfect, great sound, great atmosphere. And what a great personality this man has. I did bring my Live Aid dvd cover with me, just in case. Then after the gig I recognized a friend of mine who happened to work backstage. I asked him if he would take my dvd case to let Sir Bob sign it (nobody was allowed backstage, fans were waiting outside to get an autograph) - then he said "Why don't you just come in and let Bob sign it yourself" - I did.
The man was completely chilled and calm, and very very nice I must say. He signed the dvd case and agreed for a photo, then I was able to talk to him for just a little while. Told him I'm a huge Queen fan, and what Live Aid means to me and what great work he did and thanked him!
He then replied "Yeah, Freddie was a real good friend to me."
Amazing to meet the man, it's been a great feeling. Now I'm home, watching a Live Aid documentary and drinking a glass of wine..or two. Just thought I could share this with you guys. 8-)
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Re: Live Aid - 32 years ago

Postby Anna » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:38 pm

How wonderful for you Kashoggi! ( I didn't even know the man sang.) I'm glad for you that you were able to speak with him and tell how much Queen is loved! I'm sure he appreciated hearing that Queen will never be forgotten.
I really miss Freddie too!
 
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Re: Live Aid - 32 years ago

Postby Steve » Wed May 09, 2018 11:15 pm

I remember being glued to the TV for the entire show. I think most viewers were caught up in the sheer size of the event as much as the music. All the music seemed great at the time, but after watching it back in later years (those sets I liked), a lot of the performances were quite shoddy. Understandable with all the rushing around. Zeppelin (and I'm a huge fan) certainly had a poor time up there in the US. But they showed up. It was all about the event and the cause rather than all the bands being at the top of their game. I think everyone went home happy.

The two real big performances of the day were U2 and Queen. Both bands way too far down the bill. Maybe they did this with Bono and Freddie both being great entertainers and showmen who knew how to work a crowd of that size in the late afternoon/early evening ready for the final couple of hours. Can't remember who followed Queen, but that's not a place you would choose to be in the running order. But both bands were huge at the time and should have been near the top of the bill and playing under lights in the gathering gloom. For me, Queen on top, then U2. Then they could have done the Paul McCartney singalong finale while everyone got their breath back.
 
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Re: Live Aid - 32 years ago

Postby Kes » Thu May 10, 2018 10:46 am

David Bowie followed Queen on stage at Wembley.

That's why people were a little bit surprised they didn't amalgamate the performances, and do a "one-off" of Under Pressure. They probably never had a better chance to do it.
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Re: Live Aid - 32 years ago

Postby Anna » Thu May 10, 2018 4:24 pm

That would have been amazing!!!
 
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