|Somebody to loveeeee
|I forgot the complete setlist, but no suprises.|
Somebody to loveeeee wrote: I forgot the complete setlist, but no suprises.Indeed. It was the same setlist as the other two stadium concerts. It was a very good performance! although the sound was a bit echo-like.
|Sound was great, everything was very Allright now, haha, but it's a shame it was over, still wanted more.. Queen, love forever|
|Same setlist as Cologne I think, no suprises.
As in Cologne, some surprises on the auto-cues... Plengel said that Sleeping On The Sidewalk was shown on the autocue, and Niek and I saw Is This The World We Created in Cologne....
Soundcheck included Seven Seas Of Rhye, Now I'm Here, Bo Rhap, I'm In Love With My Car and some other tracks which I can't remember right now....
|back from arnhem now....parking at the stadium was very expensive...8 euros...we saw much people sitting or standing in front of the stadium...we thought it will be an open air concert but it wasn´t...and it seemed that they don´t use the complete stadium, even 3/4, but the concert was nearly sold out. the setlist was the same like cologne. brian changed his guitar very early, seems he had some problems with the sound. brian thanks the audience to keep queen alive and after love of my life it was again a very emotional moment for him.we´ve got a sitting place and in my opinion the accustic was sometimes not so good. the audience was great, much songs were singing by them and the band was in a perfect performance and joins the concert every little moment. i think arnhem was great, but cologne was better and a little bit bigger .-)...perhaps the flair of an open air concert give more as a concert in a hall.....
Queen rocks and thanks for the tour
|Great show indeed, but somehow I got the feeling that Rotterdam was better. (I can only judge the shows I've seen of course)
Overall the show was great, the drums were very heavy! Roger gave it all again. Brian had some problems with his guitars I thought but did his very best of course. Amazing how some songs still touch him so much. Though I stood right at the endcorner of the catwalk the big screens were great. The images of the moving cams were awesome and the lightshow really paid off on those screens. One of the cameras turned and twisted beautifully and seemed to swing all around those who were on the catwalk showing the audience in all it's glory. The show started at 20.30 and finished at 23.00 hrs. Oh, and it was sooo hot in there... right at the front I saw 4 persons lifted over the fence and guided away because they would collapse. That makes one feel it's quite a shame one cannot take a bottle of water into the venue. We entered the stadium at 17.30 so we were in there for nearly six hours and not everyone is able or willing to leave their spot and buy something to drink.
It was a great show, of course. If I'm not going to see them in e.g. the USA... this could have been my last Queen (+PR) show... Therefore I took less pics and watched the guys and enjoyed the show as much as I could. Really paying attention to the way they played, especially Brian and Roger. God, do they ROCK ! A sincere thank you to Brian, Roger, Paul, Spike, Danny and Jamie for taking this show on the road and to their fans. For the older fans like me it's an opportunity to see them live again, but for the younger fans it must be an ultimate dream come true to hear those songs played live perhaps for the first time.
(pics are on my site)
|Hi there, well finally saw the first show of the tout and I have to admit it was F%#$&@^%%$ great. The fun those guys have is so great it makes you forget the little snippets.But hey I also like Frank Zappa and as Brian told us he simply can't make mistakes on his own playing because it his playing. The problem Brain had with TYMD was simple, he broke a string and that did gave a great momentum when he tried to change guitars very fast but he was to late and the whole band was waiting for the guitar chord and it was complete silence (for a second). Well a pity that there where no suprises off course and indeed the sound was overal not very good (in fact for long times I didn't hear the guitar of Jamie and the bass was not very clear to hear). You could hear that they really did a lot of work in the vocals.
Some other point I was wondering about, I sent three messages to the sms board but is there somebody who controlled which sms is shown and which not ? And if your message is not shown then you dont have to pay? Because otherwise that is a F^&^^& ripp of, jut like the parking fee, the same parking I stand on for more than an hour to get away.
Anyway had a great evening thank's Queen
|I agree about the bottles, it's a really stupid rule. I was near to collapse during the second part of the concert in Leipzig. Luckily in most venues (for example Frankfurt and Prague) you're at least allowed to take 0.5 l bottles with you. And in Munich they were selling drinks even to people in the first rows, that was a very good idea.|
|nice pics Rien. I can see you were standing right behind me :)|
Pim Derks wrote: Same setlist as Cologne I think, no suprises. As in Cologne, some surprises on the auto-cues... Plengel said that Sleeping On The Sidewalk was shown on the autocue, and Niek and I saw Is This The World We Created in Cologne.... Soundcheck included Seven Seas Of Rhye, Now I'm Here, Bo Rhap, I'm In Love With My Car and some other tracks which I can't remember right now....Are those tracks waiting for Japan? :S
|Just added the one video I recorded in Arnhem. A bit blurry so don't expect quality :-)
When I turned my cam to one of the screens the Japanese Freddie impersonator appeared, I did not know he was there too! Funny! I've seen that guy at more gigs so it was a surprise that just at that moment he was filmed, hehe.
|Richard Lopata (new email)
I had a great time, but Ahoy was much, much better. Brian had (as stated earlier) a lot of guitar problems in the beginning, so he lost some of his confidence and some solo's were not as good as in Rotterdam (IWTBF, AKOM, Guitar-solo) ... I stood just before you Rien, we had a nice view at the catwalk didn't we!
The sound in the Gelredome is not good, and a lot of echoes, soun reflections troubled the guys. You could see them stay more at the main stage so their monitor-sound was probably better there.
But nontheless: probably my last show, so I enjoyed it anyway ... but Brixton was just so special and Rotterdam was absolutely the most excellent one I saw ... (and of course: the first time I heard ABTD and Wishing Well live, so that was cool too) ... and indeed it was so hot in there (my shirt is still wet (and salty))
|Thanks for the video, Rien:) Too bad your pics have this watermark lately.|
|I am planning to make a page with pics with just a small logo. I've sent some pics to Brian just now and also for that they must be preserved in some way.|
|WOW! This was GREAT! I was standing right in front of the catwalk, in 4th or 5th row. It was my first Queen concert, and hopefully not my last one. Brian's guitar-sound wasn't very clear in the beginning, but I think after his solo his sound was better. Roger was amazing. His drums sounded so well.. great (nice haircut too btw). And the audience was fantastic. What an amazing feeling to be part of that singing crowd of thousands of people. Brian coudn't even continue singing Love Of My Life, because the audience was singing along so loud. Brian seemed to be a bit emotional about this.
This was really the most beautiful evening I've ever had in my life, and I hope they will come back soon!
Rien wrote: Oh, and it was sooo hot in there... right at the front I saw 4 persons lifted over the fence and guided away because they would collapse. That makes one feel it's quite a shame one cannot take a bottle of water into the venue.Indeed, I nearly fainted two times, but luckily I settled myself down right on time
Rien wrote: For the older fans like me it's an opportunity to see them live again, but for the younger fans it must be an ultimate dream come true to hear those songs played live perhaps for the first time.You're very right there! :D I was born in '89 so I cound't be there any earlier :P
|The Fairy King
|FOOKIN AMAZING!!! I HAD A BLAST!! :)
I didn't mind the mistakes and soundproblems, it woz a great show and i think the crowd woz really enthousiastic...so that helped :)
|I've been to the Antwerpen gig and the Arnhem gig. I think Paul was in amazing shape in both concerts but especially in Arnhem. What an amazing voice. The sound was also great. Brian had some guitar problems and I think it made him kind of insecure. His solo's weren't very good sometimes. The audience was great ,much better than Antwerpen. Roger was playing the drums good but I think he wasn't very tight. Maybe the tiredness of the tour. I was great to see his drumsolo on those big screens. It gives you an idea of how the dvd will be. Overall I think last night was great but I prefer the Antwerpen show, just because the band was better.|
Rien wrote: For the older fans like me it's an opportunity to see them live again, but for the younger fans it must be an ultimate dream come true to hear those songs played live perhaps for the first time.I agree. I'm gonna see 'em for the first time in the fall.
Rien wrote: G for the younger fans it must be an ultimate dream come true to hear those songs played live perhaps for the first time.Well said! Couldn't agree more. Nice to hear I'm a 'younger fan'. Haven't heard that one in a while (I'm 32 yo). Never saw them in my life and it was -as you said- my ultimate dream. Thanks to all and everything you can imagine for making my dream come true. Especially Paul Rodgers. Deep deep deep respect for that guy.
|Here you can see my Arnhem pics
GaLiLe0 wrote: This was really the most beautiful evening I've ever had in my life, and I hope they will come back soon!I don't think they will come back...
I see it as a farewell-tour, since they never got the chance to end it properly.
Now I'm adding up the total counts for seeing them live:
- Freddie - once (Leiden '86)
- John - once (Leiden '86)
- Roger - three times (Leiden '86, Antwerpen '05, Arnhem '05)
- Brian - five times (Leiden '86, Rotterdam '93, Utrecht '98, Antwerpen '05, Arnhem '05)
It was to hot in The Gelredome indeed. Those guys with beertenders strapped on their backs couldn't be seen during the show. I was going to get some drinks afterwards outside, but the sellingpoints were already closed (bummer!).
We were standing on the left side at the end of the catwalk (about 5 meters back). So the pics seen on link represent my viewingpoint of the gig. Thank you, Rien!
Needless to say it wasn't the best show I've seen, but it was great anyway.
Concerning Paul Rodgers; he did a good job. IMO it doesn't realy matter who did the singing of those "greatest hits". I didn't went to see him, but came for the Queen-party!!!
Well, it worked for me.
|Setlist cut & pasted from link
01. Intro: It's A Beautiful Day Ross Robertson / DJ Koma 2005 techno mix [tape]
02. Intro: Lose Yourself [tape - Eminem]
03. Intro: Reachin' Out (Paul on vocals + Spike keyboards only)
04. Tie Your Mother Down (Paul on vocals)
05. I Want To Break Free (Paul on vocals)
06. Fat Bottomed Girls (Paul on vocals)
07. Wishing Well (Paul on vocals)
08. Another One Bites The Dust (Paul on vocals)
09. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Paul on vocals + guitar)
10. Say It's Not True (Roger on vocals)
11. '39 (Brian on vocals & guitar)
12. Love Of My Life (Brian on vocals & guitar)
13. Hammer To Fall slow/fast (Brian and Paul on vocals)
14. Feel Like Makin' Love (Paul on vocals)
15. Let There Be Drums
16. I'm In Love With My Car (Roger on vocals and drums!)
17. Guitar solo
18. Last Horizon
19. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Roger on vocals)
20. Radio Ga Ga (Roger and Paul on vocals)
21. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love (Paul on vocals)
22. A Kind Of Magic (Paul on vocals)
23. I Want It All (Paul on vocals)
24. Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie and Paul on vocals)
25. The Show Must Go On (Paul on vocals)
26. All Right Now (Paul on vocals)
27. We Will Rock You (Paul on vocals)
28. We Are The Champions (Paul on vocals)
29. God Save The Queen
|I heard his guitarstring breaking. so he needed another guitar|
Dubroc wrote:come on.. It's Freddie... queen fans should know...GaLiLe0 wrote: This was really the most beautiful evening I've ever had in my life, and I hope they will come back soon!- Freddie