Queen + Paul Rodgers in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA on 24.03.2006 (written by Thomas W. Elkins)

I'm a 63 year old who has always enjoyed Queen's music. However, during the 70's and 80's, although a fan of the Queen musical talents, I didn't even know who the band members were. I wouldn't have been able to pick Freddy Mercury out of a line up. Several years ago, my now 15 year old son became a Queen fan. I purchased the Wembley DVD for him, and began watching it myself. My three year old son can't take his eyes off of the DVD. My three year old's favorite song of any song that he knows at his young age is "Fat Bottomed Girls". I too have become mesmerized by the talent of the original Queen - now not just as muscians but as performers. Yesterday I read in the paper that Queen was performing at Auburn Hills in the evening. My 15 year old son's friend is the son of the President of the Palace, where the band performed. His friend had a suite ticket and asked him to go. I drove, and was lucky enough to get a last minute ticket. The whole purpose of this email is to let you know that the concert was a highlight of my concert going experience. The attention to all details of the performance was astounding. What a wonderful gift that Brian and Roger have not lost a beat in their performance as muscians and stage personalities. Roger was terrific in keeping Freddie's legend alive. The atmosphere of the concert was electrifying. I recall several years ago while watching the Wembley DVD thinking how sad it was not to have had the opportunity to see Queen live. What a wonderful gift to have that wish fulfilled. There was nothing disappointing about the event. The talent matched everything that I expected. The crowd (of all ages) was totally into the event. I sat in "nose bleed" seats, and all around me, the crowd (and myself) were standing through the entire concert - soaking in every note and the fantastic special effects. What an experience. My thanks to all who worked so hard to arrange this tour - they certainly didn't disappoint those who attended. WOW - such a experience. I wish the entire crew and band a very successful remainder of its tour; and I hope that the band will continue to tour and perform. They are exceptional.