|Attendence was good. There were maybe a few 100 empty seats!
Tie Your Mother Down
Fat Bottomed Girls
I Want To Break Free
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Love Of My Life
Hammer To Fall
Feel Like Makin' Love
I'm In Love With My Car
Another One Bites The Dust
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Radio Ga Ga
Can't Get Enough
Spread Your Wings
The Show must Go On
We Will Rock You
All Right Now
We Are The Champions
God Save The Queen
|It's not over yet--no teasers please
|As I am waiting around-- FLASH GORDON is on Movieplex right now. lol AHH AHH
|bump-it must be almost over ---comn' folks
|yeah, it has to be over by now. i wish bm.com would post the set early like they did with duluth....
asidewins wrote: yeah, it has to be over by now. i wish bm.com would post the set early like they did with duluth....I guess we need to be patient.
|Patience hurts. :)
|Indeed it does. Gosh one week from tonight I get to start my tour leg in Toronto for 8 shows in a row. I have so much to do.
Spread Your Wings??
at the DC show??
|Nice new additions!
Really looking forward to San Diego!
|They did NOT play Long Away or Spread Your Wings at the DC show.
I did not write them down but it was the same Set List as the Duluth Show
Duluth setlist was used. Sadly, the Eminem tape was used before they played (thought that had been dumped).
The sound was almost entirely lost for a good minute or more during FBG, and was slightly 'off' during IWTBF.
And, as Morgan mentioned in his 'Brian fell' thread.....Brian fell.
'Take Love' can really kick ass at times, and is a damn good rocker. This is a surprisingly good song. Well done, Paul and boys. Would love to a hear a quality soundboard and studio version of this.
Moving AOBTD later in the show was a good move. Great to hear a whole live version of 'Dragon Attack'. And the encore order, though not my preference, worked better than I thought it would.
They were much tighter than Jersey. And we thought Jersey was damn good.
Enjoyed being in the club level/mezzanine. Might be further from the action, but we got to see more reactions, lights, etc. And the crowd was as good, if not better, than Jersey. The weather certainly made it a pleasure before and after.
We're still gaga, and ears are still buzzing. If this was our last 'Queen' concert, we went out on a high note.
|Adam Unger (QueenVault.com)
|I was really impressed with the crowd reaction... that place went freakin' bonkers.
|great hear--I am so proud of the boys!
|The show was amazing!!! And I was quite skeptical!!! I am a huge Queen fan and was hoping for this all of my life. There were a few Bad Company fans sitting near me and they were in awe of Brian May's skills... especially during the solo.
The fans were great!!! Many were doing the claps to Radio Gaga and We will Rock You. Walking around outside, I stopped in to Hard Rock Cafe and walked by several bars. I even heard "The Miracle" blaring through speakers outside... a song that is not known well at all by American rock fans.
The atmosphere was amazing. Everybody was pumped with the intros. I really don't care for Eminem but it really got the crowd going... and there were MANY, MANY people at or under 25 there. Hells' Bells was great too. I think there were some general rock fans in the crowd that came away from it amazed. A LOT of buzz afterwards.
Of course the songs "Bad Company", "Another One Bites the Dust" and "We Will Rock you" brought down the house. The upper stands were shaking as there was a good five to ten minutes where people were chanting for Queen to come back and play the Encore. It was intense. People started stomping to the rhythm of We will Rock you and the whole place shook. And I have been to some great live shows as Pearl Jam, etc... this was my favorite.
FBG did screw up... the sound went out. I was screaming: "It's rock and roll!!!" Things like that happen! Get over it! The band took it in great stride. The fans were all looking around and it kind of messed with the intensity for about 10 minutes but Brian and Roger plugged away.
Brian put his hand on his heart several times in a nice gesture that he truly was appreciated. The fans went crazy when Freddie's picture came on. Roger was tight and he was having a lot of fun interacting with the fans at the end.
I would grade the concert an A+
...Despite the same set list (virtually) and the sound problems of FBG, who cares. The rest more than made up for it. Fantastic!!!
|Thanks for sharing this, a great review.
|Mr. Mercury 1975
|'Spread Your Wings'....
I CAN ONLY WISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Mr. Mercury 1975
|'Spread Your Wings'....
I CAN ONLY WISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually I'd really like to see them play that, Vision, and Pressure.
I won't get any of them, but Worcester should rock tonight anyway!!!
|So they didn't do 'Spread' and 'Long Away'?
That would make Fried Chicken a real idiot in need of a swift asskicking!!
|what time do the guys come on stage ?
is it 8:20 ???
|correct - no Spread Your Wings and no Long Away.
the set list was the same as the one posted for Duluth.
I was hugely skeptical from the beginning and am so pleased to admit I was wrong. The show was a blast from beginning to end.
Highlights for me were the mini-sets sung (separately) by Brian and Roger. However, Paul Rodgers was terrific as well.
|During FBG when the sound went out, the audience took over the singing for at least a minute it seemed. We could still hear some speakers which were on the stage during this time. The overhead speakers were completely out. I had to laugh when the guy behind me sang "Get on your bikes and ride!" really loudly a few beats before Paul actually sang it to a dead microphone on the catwalk.
I didn't see Brian fall and that must have been because it was very dark on stage.
One of the best Queen concerts I have been to.
|Thanks for your review Donna!
|I also went...
It was, for the most part, excellent, though the malfunction with the speakers during Fat Bottom Girls really took the air out of the audience, myself included.
I was blown away by Brian's 10 minute guitar solo, far better than, for example, his Wembley solo. Words cannot describe the feeling of hearing him create truly beautiful harmonies with the echo effect. Arguably the high point of the night.
Though I wasn't surprised to hear Bad Company songs, I was surprised at the reaction they provoked - they brought down the house with Feel Like Makin' Love, and the crowd sang along during All Right Now very enthusiastically (much more enthusiastically than when they/we sang to Love of My Life).
I was VERY shocked at the video montages they used...for example, the first half of Bohemian Rhapsody was a recording of Freddie singing the song at Wembley while Roger played drums underneath. There were also other video montages (though I don't remember what songs they were during); the crowd went crazy when the three huge screens showed black and white footage of John Deacon grinning at the camera circa 1975.
I was surprised that they included Dragon Attack and '39.
Roger still has an amazing voice; Paul Rodgers left the stage while Roger sang These Are The Days of Our Lives and Radio Ga Ga (as expected, the whole arena was clapping along).
One hell of a concert, and compared to the other classic rock band I saw live (Jethro Tull), blew it out of the water. Queen was and is one of the best live bands in the world.
|The consert was amazing. However i did not appreciate how Paul Rodgers advertized himself during one of his songs. On the screen it was flashing "paul rodgers solo." Uh-uh. Not cool. Way to go for Brian and ROdger though. They did amazing and although newcommer Paul ROdgers was there Freddies love was in the atmosphere.
?????? wrote: However i did not appreciate how Paul Rodgers advertized himself during one of his songs. On the screen it was flashing "paul rodgers solo." Uh-uh. Not cool.I personally thought it was nice that Paul has that moment in the show. It IS billed Queen PLUS Paul Rodgers. Obviously, most people are there for Brian and Roger, but if it wasn't for Paul, this tour may not have ever taken place. He DESERVES to have that video montage shown.
|Agreed - Paul deserves 50%, just like Queen. If Queen get some video footage, then Paul deserves it too.
Remember, it's a collaboration, not some guy of the street singing Queen songs. Paul is playing just as an important part as the rest of the band.
|I agree. I thought that the Video montage for Paul was nice. I don't know for sure, but I had assumed that some of the shots of the guitar players during the montage featured "Paul Kossoff" who died from a drug overdose in 1976. His name was also on the back of the "Rock Legends" shirt Paul wore during the show.
|Hows the sound /Loud /Low/ Great/ Clear????
Erin wrote:Yes indeed!!! Paul has a longer career than Queen does to celebrate--He deserves recongition and memories of his own career during the show. I can't wait to see it!!?????? wrote: However i did not appreciate how Paul Rodgers advertized himself during one of his songs. On the screen it was flashing "paul rodgers solo." Uh-uh. Not cool.I personally thought it was nice that Paul has that moment in the show. It IS billed Queen PLUS Paul Rodgers. Obviously, most people are there for Brian and Roger, but if it wasn't for Paul, this tour may not have ever taken place. He DESERVES to have that video montage shown.
|Paul is a great singer and musician!
|Mr Faron Hyte
?????? wrote: ... newcommer Paul ROdgers ...Paul Rodgers is FAR from a "newcommer". He was recording with Free before the first Queen album came out 33 years ago.
|Not sure if the entire band could hear everyone singing back during FBG when the PA went out, but I know Danny did. Spoke with him this morning before they flew out for Boston and he was emphatic that, as he put it, "you could just feel the love coming back up onto the stage." I was just off the catwalk, 10 rows deep and could hear the backline and monitors very well, so there wasn't a real gap in the show for us.
It was a little scary seeing Brian just drop off stage into the pit where Paul's piano was rising up. He seemed in fine fettle after the show. . .
|first the good things:
under pressure was played at the soundcheck.
paul rodgers was in a very good shape that night.
great singing.roger was good too.
eminem intro was back.
now the bad things:
brian was in a really bad shape, no talking to the fans, no smiling and loads of mistakes.
that brought the whole show down.
worst audience i ever saw, much worse than leipzig. people talking in the first rows, getting drinks and food. relly sad. a totaly different experience than eg in tokio(dvd).
my worst show, hope it will get better.
|knebworth... I would completely disagree. I mean, I see your point and I am sure that it is true of the standpoint of some surrounding fans, but I was back a little further in the first rows above the floor and from my angle I could see the crowd really getting into it. The problem is you were so close and unfortunately the ones next to you were not into it. That sucks but happens at any concert.
Also, I just guess it is what you make of it and sometimes perceptions are obviously different. I did tell that Brian was not talking as much to the D.C. crowd but if you noticed you could tell when for instance they put the lights on the crowd, he would smile and see the fans go crazy and the hand clapping sequences doing well. I thik he was pretty happy. I don't think we need to overanalyze. He didn't talk much... so what??? He also on at least a few occasions gestured to his hand to his heart as that he was grateful and clearly he was running around on the catwalk and bakc up to the backdrop of the video during the solo.
Great performance. I mean, this is rock and roll. If Brian had an "off day" which I don't believe he did, it is still better IMO than anything else out there. These people are human anyways. They came out and gave a hell of a show. I hope to God that they come back. I'll spend 120 bucks next time instead of 90 and take the better seats. You just do not get that sort of performance from a band anymore.
Queen and Paul Rogers are very relevant... I just wished they were better promoted.
knebworth wrote: first the good things: under pressure was played at the soundcheck. paul rodgers was in a very good shape that night. great singing.roger was good too. eminem intro was back. now the bad things: brian was in a really bad shape, no talking to the fans, no smiling and loads of mistakes. that brought the whole show down. worst audience i ever saw, much worse than leipzig. people talking in the first rows, getting drinks and food. relly sad. a totaly different experience than eg in tokio(dvd). my worst show, hope it will get better.Thorsten, my man!!
I'm so sorry to hear your 'bad' comments...
Still, I do hope you are having a ball over there!
And I hope your 'project' is going well, too! ;-)
I'm almost ready to take over the torch! ;-)
Great performance. I mean, this is rock and roll. If Brian had an "off day" which I don't believe he did, it is still better IMO than anything else out there. These people are human anyways. They came out and gave a hell of a show. I hope to God that they come back. I'll spend 120 bucks next time instead of 90 and take the better seats. You just do not get that sort of performance from a band anymore. Queen and Paul Rogers are very relevant... I just wished they were better promoted.I was 11 rows deep on the floor in Section 3 two seats in from the catwalk, and I have to concur with you. The one thing some people tend for forget is that different crowds have different personalities. You can bet that a New York crowd responds in an entirely different way than, say, a Portland, OR, crowd. There are two entirely different psyches in operation here.
As far as not getting the same level of performance from a band anymore, check out the West Coast company of Trans-Siberian Orchestra when they tour. The tickets are considerably cheaper, and the talent on the stage is phenomenal.
|Brian was great. Mistakes? Do better then you can say something. Concert was great.I was in the front and if we were talking. We were saying how great it is. It was perfect. If you didnt like it, you were to busy worrying about other people instead of trying to enjoy the show.
|the review from the Washington Post
Simple rock arithmetic: "Queen + Paul Rodgers" does not equal Queen. Fans of the legendary band surely knew as much when original Queenies Brian May and Roger Taylor announced a reunion tour, with Rodgers filling the Grand Canyon-size shoes of their late frontman Freddie Mercury.
Thursday at the Verizon Center (that's the center formerly known as MCI), Rodgers wisely sang less like Freddie and more like Paul. The former Free and Bad Company crooner offered his own understated take on classic Queen hits such as "I Want to Break Free" and "Fat Bottomed Girls." His performance was tasteful but a bit underwhelming. The absence of Mercury's flamboyance and theatricality made the exercise feel less like a night at the opera and more like a night at the karaoke bar.
May nimbly brushed these issues aside with some of the greatest guitar playing a rock fan could ever hope to hear. The audience cheered his soaring solos, but gasped when May took an accidental plunge into a hole in the stage (through which Rodgers and his grand piano were slowly ascending). Crew members quickly hoisted the 59-year-old guitarist back to his feet and he walked it off without much fuss. As he and Rodgers sang later in the set: "The show must go on!"
The band encored with a half-throttle version of Free's "All Right Now" sandwiched between quintessential Queen hits (and de facto jock-jams) "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions." You can hear the former over the PA during practically every sporting event the Verizon Center hosts, but seeing it stomped out in real time was a treat. As for "We Are the Champions" -- we won't get to hear that one again until the Wizards figure out how to contain Shaq in the paint.
-- Chris Richards
|"The former Free and Bad Company crooner offered his own understated take on classic Queen hits such as "I Want to Break Free" and "Fat Bottomed Girls.""
Did this guy even attend the concert? FBG is the song that had the sound outage - I guess a major sound outage could be referred to as "understated". I get the feeling he wrote this prior to the show, based on watching the DVD.
jeroen wrote: Thorsten, my man!! I'm so sorry to hear your 'bad' comments... Still, I do hope you are having a ball over there! And I hope your 'project' is going well, too! ;-) I'm almost ready to take over the torch! ;-)jeronimo!!!!!
i was next to the catwalk so my projekt will start today.
to bobcat and mercmerc:
i like to hear that you enjoyed the show.
i enjoyed it too, but if i compare it to my previous shows it (brian and audience)was not so good. you ll know what i mean if the bootie comes up one day??
saw the allman brothers today at the beacon theatre nyc what a band..............
|Good luck, Thorsten and have a blast :)