Queen live at the Reunion, Dallas, TX, USA [21.08.1982]
doesn't exist - if you have any footage, please contact me
Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano, tambourine, acoustic guitar),
Brian May (electric guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, piano),
Roger Taylor (drums, backing vocals),
John Deacon (bass guitar, electric guitar),
Fred Mandel (keyboards, piano)
ticket stub (WANTED)
concert program (from my own collection)
Photos supplied by: Terry Holt
Written by Terry Holt
These three guys came walking past me at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas outside after the show. I noticed that only two of them had passes on their legs. Well, it wasn't long before they were walking my way again and I could tell they were looking for something and I immediately looked down at their legs and you guessed it....only one had a pass!!!! So, they walked past me again and I went in the direction that they had walked from. Low and behold there it was in all its glory!!!!! A QUEEN backstage PASS!! A pass to met the greatest band in history!!!
They had not removed all the backing off the sticker for maximum stick-age....maybe they didn't deserve to be in control of such a wonderful thing. Who knows..I didn't even think of taking the pass back to them. It was gift from God.Anyway, I peeled the backing off and headed backstage and quickly found a door to my liking. As I pulled open the door a voice said, You can't go in there ....you're pass isn't laminated. So, I asked, "Can I wait right here?" The man said, "Yes"
So I waited there and thought to myself, I need some paper and a pen for autographs, right? I walked a few feet and found a room with a phone, paper, pen and soft drinks. I opened a 7-up and went back to the area by the door. All of a sudden the door opened and it was Brian!! I asked him if I could borrow him for a minute and he said, yes. He asked for my name and then wrote out .. To Terry, All the Best!! Queen 82. While he was writing it out I told him how much I got off on the lead break of From Father to Son. Brian told me, "You have good taste in music." I told him he needed to write some more music like Queen 2. He said, Maybe one day and I told him, just do it on your solo record. At this point he hadn't done any solo records.
Now, Roger walked out and I told Brian I would see him again in a week in Oklahoma. He looked at me like he didn't even know where Oklahoma was...haha. So, I got an autograph from Roger and I told him to keep the solo projects coming. Brian got in his limousine and turned around and gave me a thumbs up!!!
Six days later I went to Oklahoma and watched Billy Squires sound check and took more pics.
Roger was nice but Brian was the kindest man and totally was into what I was saying to him!!