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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Aug 10, 2019.
Well, he is an astrophysicist, after all.
Even when I saw the movie, I didn't know Adam Lambert had a cameo
I Want It All Clip
Radio GaGa Hand Claps
Adam on a "bike" for Bicycle Race
More out of this world stuff for Brian:
The stage post show as David Bowie's Heroes played.
I Want to Break Free clip
There will never be another Freddie.
A tragedy like that happend to many, many acts. Think of AC/DC.
I really grant these guys every success. Good to have them around and good that they found a profund singer like Adam.
I really regret that they did not carry on with a century-icon like George Michael, though. He would have been the one that was possibly able to lift their music to another level. And I am sure that there are millions of fans that would agree.
None the less: Enjoy the gig, friend.
That looks and sounds epic!
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So, they played for just over 2 hours. Hit pretty much everything you'd expect and only a few that Joan or I wanted to hear were missed. No drum solo! (Yay!) The pacing was perfect, unlike the Heart show I complained about last month. The pace rose and fall, allowing people to sit down at times and even grab a potty break without missing the big parts. One difference was that several songs were done as part of a medley. I knew that going in and didn't like it in theory, but it worked out. Some songs are better when you only hear a few verses and choruses without the repeats and the fade, especially when combined with similar songs.
A too long guitar solo by Brian, in two parts.
The first was the space themed visual show. That part was built on the New Horizons song Brian wrote for NASA. (No vocals during the show.)
The other part was based on Brighton Rock from the 2012 Olympics.
Adam was less campy this time compared to 2 years ago and ceded a lot of the spotlight to Brian. He was strongest on the ballads.
Roger's vocals were good. (I don't understand why people dump on I'm In Love with My Car.) He did the Bowie parts on Under Pressure. His drums were typically loud and powerful, although there was a second percussionist/drummer.
The sidemen wore black and were in the dark on the left side of the stage mostly. The stars were on the right in the spotlight.
Packed to the rafters, completely sold out. Quite a few younger folks, usually with parents, but some in groups of friends. Loud crowd, sang along a lot and the band interacted well with the audience and encouraged participation. This was particularly effective during Brian's solo set, Love of My Life and 39. I did a complete video of the first. Not very good video quality but good sound. (I'll post it after this.) Adam and Roger joined the guitarist at the front of the thrust stage for Crazy Thing Called Love and Under Pressure. (That stretch may have been the highlight of the show.)
Amazing Brian and Roger are in their 70s and still very solid and energetic.
Outstanding lighting, effects and video. Definitely added to the show. The set wasn't as striking as the Red Special set last time, but still great.
I'd still give the ELO show the best of the Grammy for my summer, but this one was very close. We'd see them again if there's a next tour.
My wife agrees with you on George Michael. He would have been the perfect match, as good as Adam is.
Here's the Brian solo clip, similar to the one I posted earlier.
I forgot to share the best story of the night. My wife and I were parking and I was at the pay box. A guy rode up to me on his bike and told me that he was homeless and that he was unable to get into the shelter that night. There is actually a shelter just a few blocks from Xcel energy Center. So he asked if I could help him out. I gave him some money. We were walking away and suddenly he rode up again on his bike, clutching my credit card in his hand. I hadn’t grabbed it out of the machine. He brought it back To me. I gave him some more money as a thanks. He called me brother and my wife sister. We exchanged hugs. I guess that sometimes helping people comes back to help you.
Except he's still dead.
My wife wonders if George had been approached earlier, maybe his life trajectory would have been different.
So in layman's terms what did he die of, bad diet and generally out of shape, or a more specific disease?
When I saw that Adam Lambert was singing for Queen a while back, I thought, "that's right, very right".
In layman’s terms his heart gave out. It was swollen and fatty.
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I got that part, I'd like to understand why. Genetic disease, poor habits, etc.