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Posted: 04 Aug 19, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is Rhapsody Tour concert #15 out of 26, including the private performance in Vegas.



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Posted: 04 Aug 19, 20:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 05 Aug 19, 01:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Audio stream:

http://mixlr.com/davejenk/



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Posted: 05 Aug 19, 01:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

“Adam Lambert performing The Show Must Go On with Brian May and Roger Taylor just shattered my heart but then picked it up with gentle gloved hands and carried each last piece to heaven.”



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Posted: 05 Aug 19, 04:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SweetCaroline wrote:

“Adam Lambert performing The Show Must Go On with Brian May and Roger Taylor just shattered my heart but then picked it up with gentle gloved hands and carried each last piece to heaven.”



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Posted: 05 Aug 19, 06:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saint Jiub wrote:

SweetCaroline wrote:

“Adam Lambert performing The Show Must Go On with Brian May and Roger Taylor just shattered my heart but then picked it up with gentle gloved hands and carried each last piece to heaven.”



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It's likely a tweet. ;-)

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Posted: 05 Aug 19, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Videos from the Xfinity show last night:

http://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6tTMYPmDBkJGth1ZEqO_Kea2AvH0DJWV

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Posted: 05 Aug 19, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This video is a great example of one of the reasons I no longer go to these things. Not only are the costs of these rock concerts prohibitively expensive, but it is difficult to enjoy them because of the actions of people in the audience who insist on standing throughout the show, cannot shut up, and seemingly have to whistle. Ridiculous and a complete waste of money.

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Posted: 05 Aug 19, 21:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can't control how people are at a Gig mate!

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Posted: 06 Aug 19, 21:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Michael wrote:

This video is a great example of one of the reasons I no longer go to these things. Not only are the costs of these rock concerts prohibitively expensive, but it is difficult to enjoy them because of the actions of people in the audience who insist on standing throughout the show, cannot shut up, and seemingly have to whistle. Ridiculous and a complete waste of money.


There is a difference between going to an arena gig and an opera.

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Posted: 07 Aug 19, 04:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



This is esp. for you haters who have certain preconceptions about Adam's voice and the show in general. I have my experience and then that of a professional. You might like to read it!

I attended the Boston show Sunday night and it was out of this world! It was packed to the rafters with many people running around outside the venue trying hopelessly to get tickets somehow! It seemed to be all ages with many more young folks than what I remember from the last two tours. I thought the concert was far superior to the 2014 and 2017 shows and I loved those at the time.

The opening is heart pounding with the red curtains and that beautiful, mysterious music. It really set the stage for the rest of the show. Now I'm Here is my favorite introductory song! All of the visuals were amazing. The space scene with Brian was literally out of this world. There were just so many things to look at and it went by so quickly.

I liked the songs that were played and the order in which they were played. There was a continuity and a storyline.
The songs worked extremely well with Adam's voice and I especially liked Machines. Doing All Right with the three of them made me tear up as it is just so beautiful. WWTLF is my fav and he always sings that song extremely well. I get goosebumps! Bohemian Rhapsody is tremendously well done and that might be the audience's favorite. There wasn't a song I didn't love. I think Adam's voice has matured and his lower register is markedly improved and the overall tone is a bit heavier, but he still hits all those stratospheric notes. There was not a bum note all night! His stage presence is much better and he didn't appear wooden at all. The open mouth is usually because he is mouthing the words of the song to the audience. He isn't going for pretend rocker! That made me feel better. Adam is a much better showman than he is given credit for here on QOL. The show just flowed with no down time or lags in it.

Brian was amazing. I have never heard him play so fast and so hard and it was a hot, humid night! I don't know where he found the energy. He hasn't slowed down a bit with his guitar playing! He is featured a lot more than I remember in previous tours. Adam comes away and Brian is in the spotlight. Nobody got up and left when he did his solo, just so you know!! It was wonderful with those cool visuals. Roger didn't do quite as much, esp w/o the drum solo. But UP was stellar. He has such a unique voice and I loved Adam and him singing together.

It is really a sensory delight on all levels. I would love to see it another time as there are so many things to look at, to listen to, to process and it goes by far too quickly. I was in the 5th row and there was no thrust, so the stage couldn't have been more than 15 yards from me (we were packed in like sausages!). Since it wasn't their normal stage, they tended to gravitate in the middle right in front of me and I could see every movement and facial expression. So cool! The only downside was that since the stage was so small, they couldn't put the motorcycle on it and we didn't hear the bicycle song! I would go again in a heartbeat. It is my favorite concert of all time!

I know some of you are saying, "Well, she is a Glambert, so what else is she going to say?" I went with a friend of my younger son (friend is 33) and he is a musician and a photographer of all the rock bands that come to NE. He has played in the official Arrowsmith Tribute Band and is a super bass player and guitar player. ( He used to play in our basement with my sons in high schoo land I have known him forever.) He also has photographed pretty much every rock band around. He saw Queen with me, Iron Maiden the night before, Judas Priest a month or so ago and Korn is next week and he has seen others recently. He has done photos for Metallica, Guns n Roses,Creed, Slip Knot, Ozzy, Avantasia and you name it. Over the last 10 years that he has been doing this, he has seen them all. So he should have much more credibility than I do, as this is his life and his business. He is also an honest person who will tell me the truth. I asked him about some of the complaints that you see here about Adam and this being theater and not rock. He thinks Adam is one of the strongest singers around and would not consider him anything but a rock singer .He laughed when I asked him that one. He does not have a broadway vibe or thin, weak voice or any nonsense like that. The idea of Queen as musical theater also made him laugh and thought anyone saying that was pretty ridiculous. Brian May is one of the greatest guitar players he has ever seen and he couldn't get over how strong his playing was on Sunday. He told me this was one of the very best ROCK shows that he had ever attended. There was no way Queen's show is anything but one of the best rock concerts there is touring right now. He has seen everyone and this show that Queen puts on, rivals the best and is at the top of the heap. That is the opinion of a non-Glambert so to speak, and a professional who deals with rock in every aspect of his life and who has actually seen this show and the 2017 show. The show is a whole lot better than some of you give it credit for. Needless to say we were both happy campers after the show and all I heard were people having been wowed by the show as we walked back to the car.

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Posted: 07 Aug 19, 04:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

snifflese wrote:

Adam is a much better showman than he is given credit for here on QOL.


This is Queenzone.

Cut and paste much?

I feel so worthless. A B level professional has spoken the gospel, and therefore my opinion is invalid.

I guess I need a tongue transplant because my taste in music sucks.

"I felt so ashamed."




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Posted: 07 Aug 19, 10:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sniffles...thanks for the great review.

I know you said you heard people make positive comments as you walked to the car but how was the audience responding during the show? We're they over-enthusiastic? Subdued? Did many sing aloud to Love of My Life( that's always been a tricky one in America)?

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Posted: 07 Aug 19, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saint Jiub wrote:

snifflese wrote:

Adam is a much better showman than he is given credit for here on QOL.


This is Queenzone.

Cut and paste much?

I feel so worthless. A B level professional has spoken the gospel, and therefore my opinion is invalid.

I guess I need a tongue transplant because my taste in music sucks.

"I felt so ashamed."



Thought the same after reading the first sentence. 3/4 of this crap review is trying to justify this mess and it seems that it was already written b4 the show. Who cares if some Photographer thinks it was great. Can I have my own opinion??? You really think you can change someones mind by trying to be more credible by this so called pro. Photographers do their job and are usually no fans. Lameturd is embarrassing as ever. His voice does not suit Queen or Rock in general. His voice is annoying and paperthin. And a parrott has more stage presence than this twat. RT looks really his age now and has lost steam. And each Video i watch May is messing up a solo. And to inform you: it is not QUEEN what you saw despite writing it in every sentence. QAL are a sad and bad tribute Cabaret act with a goat fronting them. Most embarrassing team up in history

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Posted: 07 Aug 19, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you listen to the audio streams or find the periscopes and video streams on Twitter during these shows, you will hear the massive audience response after each song and the thunderous response after Bohemian Rhapsody and the finale. The audience is cheering the beautiful Innuendo opening and all through the show. A great place to sing along and express any pent up emotions you might have.


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Posted: 07 Aug 19, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

runner_70 wrote:

Most embarrassing team up in history


If it really were the most embarrassing team up they would be chewed up and spat out by the press/media, I mean they've never been shy of saying what they think and they certainly didn't pull their punches about the movie. Not that it matters, Queen fans had a mind of their own on that subject but then they do on the QAL subject as well and they would have been struggling to get people to go, less and less would bother each year if they all thought it was embarrassing but that's never been the case. No one expects you to change your mind but out in the real world no one's embarrassed and they get high praise constantly so end of the day your opinion is just that (yours) and counts for no more than a photographer's does in the big scheme of things.

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Posted: 07 Aug 19, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

runner would be blown away by this show but then he/she/it wouldn’t have anything to bitch about, poor thing!

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Posted: 07 Aug 19, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Listen you idiots, I wrote this and posted it first on QOL and if you think I am going to retype the whole thing, you are nuts. It is my review, written by me last night, a couple of nights AFTER the show and I posted it in two places! They are both Queen sites and I reviewed it on both. What is the big deal? Nothing is going to change your minds and you always have to find a reason that something can't be true and honest. You two are so full of it I can smell you up here in New England and it is a foul stench indeed.

The audience was tremendous. There was so much singing and interaction that the sound was deafening. I had had a knee replacement in April and I stood for over two hours and just took three short 5 min breaks to sit. There were no sitters that I could see anywhere around me. You had to stand to see the stage. Adam and Brian acted as if they were pleased with the audience's singing, making their little remarks. We clapped on cue and did the Gaga and the applause went on forever. Brian seemed esp. touched by all the lights on in the arena. It was beautiful. Definitely the noisiest of the three concerts I have been to, but it was also the largest and kind of outdoors. Where I sat was under a pavilion and beyond there was a lawn with tons of folks. I saw no sitters who weren't clapping, singing, stomping, or otherwise engaged. Now, they were quiet for the big songs until the end of the song. I always hate it when someone tries to warble TSMGO and WWTLF. This audience knew when to let it rip and when to stifle themselves. It was just a warm fuzzy feeling with 20,000 other people and truly a night to remember. Here in NE we say , "It was the best EVAH".

Runner, if you think you have the expertise and experience of my partner in crime for the show, you are BEYOND DELUSIONAL!!! Roger's singing was beautiful and the drumming was great. Brian can shred like no other even at 72. If you think he has lost a step, You KNOW NOTHING, Runner. No one wants to see you here with your misinformed opinions and nasty comments. What a Queen fan you are, a true disgrace. Freddie would probably spit in your face for disrespecting them.

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Posted: 07 Aug 19, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I forgot, but Yes, people knew Love of My Life and we were all singing loudly. I am always amazed at how many people know all the words to the majority of the songs. Machines was an exception, but it is a deeper cut and new, but everyone seemed to really like it. It just is a little different and I loved the cool green color and the graphics that accompanied it. The stagecraft was something else!! They really thought about how each song would be presented with the graphics and colors of the lights. Many, many hours of thought and planning went into this one. They really practiced a lot, Icy. It was pretty much flawless.