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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 02:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lee, you are a born storyteller! I'm having so much fun reading this thread. I could be way off on this, but I thought I remembered Thor saying Freddie wasn't a very good dancer. Am I imagining that? What did you think? He moved so well on stage that it's hard to think of him as anything but great on a dance floor.

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 02:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL
Kaydyd5
I was JUST going to answer your question from page 4.
I said Freddie was getting "into it"........I didn't say he was dancing well......LOL LOL
That's probably why he was smiling when they lifted him up and started throwing him around........
His concerts speak for themselves. That man could move.......disco dancing? John Travolta would have had nothing to worry about LOL
DO ask Thor to tell the first night story again. I always enjoy hearing it. I try to get him to give actual dialogue, which would register to me as I know their voices, speech delivery, and attitude. You made me smile, PS.

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 02:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Villiers
You are an attorney? Did you say that?


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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 02:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

An ordinary question :

That you know of....aside from maybe a great big feast procured by Phoebe and maybe a tree...did Freddie do the "Christmas" celebration thing each year?

Mass... broadcast or anything like that.

I'm non religious, just trying to get my mind rolling.

Also....if ever. ...was Freddie a prankster?

I've never heard any such story related. Closest thing I've read was Thor's story regarding backstage food selections and his demand for abundant hot food items. (*only to never have a bite) ...but that hardly qualifies as an intentional feat


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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 02:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL! I wonder why there was a difference between moving on stage and dancing in a club. I'll be honest and admit that his go at ballet was, shall we say, courageous. I think it's fun, and even sweet, but not exactly gifted. However, he's mesmerizing on the rock stage. Why didn't it translate ?

Thor, you see that Lee suggested you tell the first night story again complete with dialogue! I'm all ears. : )

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 02:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favorite Freddie .......videos/songs
Anything Monseratt and Barcelona
I was born to love you
Fat bottomed girls
I'm going slightly Mad
Bad Guy CD
His very last video
All later stuff after I knew him........
Bohem Rhap goes without saying

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 02:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lee, yes sir! I come from a long line of lawyers too. My father, grandfather, uncles and 2 aunts. All sharks lol. I only just saw your response via private message by the way. Responding soon!

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 03:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok Matt Z
i'm gonna let you out me here
I..... Kathleen Kodak..... joker....... too kind for his own good......... TROUBLE MAKER (obviously........LOL.......NOT).......was the cause of that problem.
I think it was the Chicago concert.

We got backstage.......we were always invited back before the cool down was done........we were family.....
Freddie says....KathLEEN ( which is how he said it), why aren't you eating.....?

I said....."I'm good....kinda want something warm........." OOOOMMMMGGG was THAT the wrong thing to say.
Began the tirade about there not being hot food. Mother's voice was raised and off it went.....
They were supposed to have hot food, but I was REALLY ok........
everyone froze.....
Brian, Roger, and John were WTF..............LOL
Off Freddie went on his rant
The next night?.......LOTS of hot food........................................and no one ate...............OUCH
Won't do that again...............were ONLY I was given the chance now .........SAD FACE.......

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 03:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Villers
What is your professional focus?
What type of law?

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 03:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PS on the hot food story........

after the rant Freddie turned to me and said something along the lines of
"Fun to see Mother go off Darling?....LOL"

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 03:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Family law for me, Lee. I'm brand new, and loving it so far!

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 03:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh-oh I am back from jury duty...but exhausted!
This was my day, Up at 6:15am....parked at the trolley stop...rode the trolley to NEAR the courthouse. Walked 8 blocks to the
actual courthouse...patted down because I have a metal knee...entered the jury room and waited, waited, waited until my name
was called at 10:30AM...went to the assigned courtroom...waited, waited, waited...called in at 11:15am along with 49 others. Each
person was asked a set of printed questions...by # 18 it was lunch time. We were warned not to be late and be back at 1:30pm SHARP.
We waited and waited and the judge became available, 20 minutes late! being a smart aleck, I announced after we all were kept
waiting outside the courtroom in a loud voice. "Now I see why we were told to show up exactly on time." Many laughs. So they finished
interviewing the rest of the 49 possible jurors, it was time for a 15 minute (don't be late) break at 3:15pm. At 4:15pm we were admitted
back to the courtroom. 15 more minutes about the accused changing his plea from "not guilty" to "guilty" and we were dismissed!

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 03:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, and I meant to ask you if Freddie ever talked about his time in boarding school or his family? I once read about him changing the subject when people would bring it up. Also wondering what would have happened is someone dared to call him by his real name LOL.


"Farrokh!"


Something tells me he wouldn't be too pleased. Did he ever talk about his life before he became Freddie Mercury or Mother?

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 03:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Matt Z
I don't remember having a special Christmas Dinner, but I DO remember the gift exchange at the holidays. So much fun.......
We didn't need a reason to celebrate. Any get together was a celebration.
We would celebrate a "TUESDAY" were it to present itself.
Whenever a drink was poured we toasted.......Freddie always lead the toast.

We toasted life, toasted fun, toasted friendship.

CHEERS DEARS!!!!!!

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 03:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ALL,
I promise to write the first meeting with Freddie ....tomorrow! Signing off!

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 03:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh Thor........that's why i WON'T do Jury Duty...............................if i don't have to

LOL

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 03:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Villiers
DO NOT remember any stories about his childhood...

odd....huh?

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 03:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Buon Sera Kidandos.

Beauty Sleep Time

LOL

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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lee,

You mentioned the documentary "Freddie's Loves" in one of your responses. I know Thor was extremely disappointed with the final product and the way he was represented. (Thor...hope I summarized this correctly) Lee, I was wondering what your opinion of the video is?





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Posted: 12 Dec 17, 09:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

any funny story from Haloween Lee? What was the best birthday party in New York and why?
How was the time after the concert with all the adrenaline in his body? Did he need rest a little before go with the family(i man, you guys)?

And thanks for the answers.