I started this thread, because I feel the Magic Tour gets a bit underrated, and (sometimes) unnecessarily criticized:
What is your favorite gig on this tour, and what are your favorite performances?
I myself LOVE the 1st Leiden show (it's my personal favorite 1986 gig), and some of my favorite performances on the Magic Tour come from that gig (A Kind Of Magic, Who Wants To Live Forever, Bohemian Rhapsody, etc).
Gregsynth wrote: UnderPressure1995 wrote: Personally I always favoured the Budapest show. I especially liked that Freddie and Brian learned Tavaski Szel. What other shows did they learn a song from the country they were performing in for?
Other than "Las Palabras de Amor," I don't think Queen wrote any "country specific" songs.
Budapest is awesome: Easily one of the best post-Wembley shows!
Wembley is the only one that i have seen all of and I like that one the most
I have seen clips of budapest and knebworth and a bit of slane castle but not much else
i might have to invest in a video player and get Budapest on video!!!
I seen bits of a lot of shows, but wondering how you guy's get all these shows in full?.....what do you guy's do spend lots of money on bootlegs and watch every single show?......Wembley was a great show, but of course many are better from that tour. Freddie's voice was hit or miss that night. Though as a performer he was larger than life. Some complain about Wembley on this site, but everybody I show that concert to loves it, and think they sound great. these are average rock fans who like, but don't love queen. They sure do get a kick out of freddie, and amazed at the voice and the performance. The hardcore fans are the one who bitch and moan that he wasn't very good.
Sir GH wrote: My vote goes for Knebworth. Everything about that show is epic.
And i was there too.(A Kind Of) Magic!!!!!
Leiden first night is one of my favourites too, that kind of atmosphere makes it really a special one..
Other ones: Budapest and of course Knebworth as it was their last four together, always a special feeling to me.
I have to say, just to throw a monkey wrench in here, that the Cologne show was terrific. In fact, Dust from that show is probably my favorite version, and the crowd were about as enthusiastic as any I've heard, great energy.