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Posted: 29 Sep 19, 00:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

“Since when is a birthday party a corporate gig?”

Corporate, private. Not much of a difference... it’s a limited audience. Peter Freestone discussed this. Freddie declined those offers because, Peter’s words, Freddie didn’t want to be “a puppet” and thus is why he declined such things. Freddie was his own boss, not a hired band by some yuppies. Read Peter’s books, you’ll learn a lot.

Freddie preferred huge concerts performing for a general Queen audience and for anyone else who wished to come. The more people, the merrier.


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Posted: 29 Sep 19, 00:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MisterCosmicc wrote:

“Since when is a birthday party a corporate gig?”

Corporate, private. Not much of a difference... it’s a limited audience. Peter Freestone discussed this. Freddie declined those offers because, Peter’s words, Freddie didn’t want to be “a puppet” and thus is why he declined such things. Freddie was his own boss, not a hired band by some yuppies. Read Peter’s books, you’ll learn a lot.

Freddie preferred huge concerts performing for a general Queen audience and for anyone else who wished to come. The more people, the merrier.

What does that have to do with QAL? Nothing.


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Posted: 29 Sep 19, 00:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

“Fake news - according to May he would have loved it - he would have loved actually ANYTHING Maylor ever did since 1991. Pepsi Commercial and Corporate GIgs included”

I bet there’s a lot of things Brian wished Queen had done concert wise while Freddie was alive.

Freddie said no more US touring, despite the other 3 wanting to back to the USA. Freddie had the upper hand, his say was the final say.


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Posted: 29 Sep 19, 00:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

“ What does that have to do with QAL? Nothing.“

You asked about corporate vs private in terms of Freddie, therefore indirectly questioning Freddie’s view and I pointed you to a direction with some answers.




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Posted: 29 Sep 19, 00:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MisterCosmicc wrote:

“ What does that have to do with QAL? Nothing.“

You asked about corporate vs private in terms of Freddie, therefore indirectly questioning Freddie’s view and I pointed you to a direction with some answers.


I didn’t ask anything.


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Posted: 29 Sep 19, 03:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh sorry, I’m getting you confused with your twin “Since when is a birthday party a corporate gig?”


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Posted: 29 Sep 19, 03:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

See how you confused me, anadamfan? You replied to me replying to rockchic65. I answered a question to someone and you wonder how it relates?


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Posted: 29 Sep 19, 07:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MisterCosmicc wrote:

“Since when is a birthday party a corporate gig?”

Corporate, private. Not much of a difference... it’s a limited audience. Peter Freestone discussed this. Freddie declined those offers because, Peter’s words, Freddie didn’t want to be “a puppet” and thus is why he declined such things. Freddie was his own boss, not a hired band by some yuppies. Read Peter’s books, you’ll learn a lot.

Freddie preferred huge concerts performing for a general Queen audience and for anyone else who wished to come. The more people, the merrier.


I'm sure QAL prefer the huge shows as well but Kym is a massive fan of Adam and has had him do birthday's etc for her before. Apparently this was for her husband's birthday and the fact she's recovered from cancer. Adam would have done the gig solo, he did the last one in January but maybe they wanted the whole QAL experience and the fact she's a massive animal lover and supports animal charities probably gave Brian a good reason to do it. Don't really know how the whole thing came about but they are huge charity supporters and have at least three charity foundations of their own so if they want to treat themselves and their friends to a QAL experience I don't begrudge them.


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Posted: 30 Sep 19, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only good reason Maylor did this was $$$$$. They would sell anything these days. You can twist and turn it how often you want. They have become greedy old farts

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Posted: 30 Sep 19, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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"Queen is the only band in the world that can play so heavily that your nose bleeds, then offer a silk handkerchief to clean up with."
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Posted: 30 Sep 19, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was probably as a favor to Adam since they are his "friends". I don't think Brian looks at money anymore as the main motivator. He has said that before, He does things like tour, because it is fun and they enjoy Adam. He doesn't need to do any of it at this point in his life. There comes a point at his age where you just have enough. Maybe that is how you are, a greedy old fart, and you project yourself into anything QAL related. As I said, the stuff I read here by real Queen member (shock!!) is pretty nasty.

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Posted: 01 Oct 19, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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As I said, the stuff I read here by real Queen member (shock!!) is pretty nasty.

I doubt Queen members are Posting here. Would be cool if John was here anonymously to bash his ex collegues. They would have deserved it


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Posted: 01 Oct 19, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MisterCosmicc wrote:

“Since when is a birthday party a corporate gig?”

Corporate, private. Not much of a difference... it’s a limited audience. Peter Freestone discussed this. Freddie declined those offers because, Peter’s words, Freddie didn’t want to be “a puppet” and thus is why he declined such things. Freddie was his own boss, not a hired band by some yuppies. Read Peter’s books, you’ll learn a lot.

Freddie preferred huge concerts performing for a general Queen audience and for anyone else who wished to come. The more people, the merrier.


These things are a lot more common now than they were in the 80s. Virtually every artist plays private events nowadays.

And just because they're getting paid doesn't mean the money is their primary motivator.

Even if Mercury were still alive, maybe he would've changed his mind, because people can change. The intimacy of a smaller audience is something plenty of artists come to desire later in life. Quality over quantity. Or they can enjoy both for different reasons.



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Posted: 01 Oct 19, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:

MisterCosmicc wrote:

“Since when is a birthday party a corporate gig?”

Corporate, private. Not much of a difference... it’s a limited audience. Peter Freestone discussed this. Freddie declined those offers because, Peter’s words, Freddie didn’t want to be “a puppet” and thus is why he declined such things. Freddie was his own boss, not a hired band by some yuppies. Read Peter’s books, you’ll learn a lot.

Freddie preferred huge concerts performing for a general Queen audience and for anyone else who wished to come. The more people, the merrier.


These things are a lot more common now than they were in the 80s. Virtually every artist plays private events nowadays.

And just because they're getting paid doesn't mean the money is their primary motivator.

Even if Mercury were still alive, maybe he would've changed his mind, because people can change. The intimacy of a smaller audience is something plenty of artists come to desire later in life. Quality over quantity. Or they can enjoy both for different reasons.

Yeah playing in front of a drunk birthday crowd who probably only know WWRY and WATC is completely fulfilling. Idiot.


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Posted: 01 Oct 19, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Yeah playing in front of a drunk birthday crowd who probably only know WWRY and WATC is completely fulfilling. Idiot.


And how would you know if they were drunk or what songs they know, were you there?


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Posted: 02 Oct 19, 08:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess that they came for the birthday in the first place and QAL were their Background music. Idiot.

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Posted: 02 Oct 19, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

runner_70 wrote:

I guess that they came for the birthday in the first place and QAL were their Background music. Idiot.


So people who go to a birthday party can't possibly be actual Queen fans and know more than two songs? You'd think being one of the biggest bands in the world lots of people would know Queen music, birthday guests and music lovers aren't mutually exclusive.



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Posted: 03 Oct 19, 06:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fact is they do it because they get good $$$$$ and they don't care who is in the audience. Surely not a Queen crowd. Full stop. You been owned again. Next.

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Posted: 07 Oct 19, 01:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

runner_70 wrote:

The Real Wizard wrote:

MisterCosmicc wrote:

“Since when is a birthday party a corporate gig?”

Corporate, private. Not much of a difference... it’s a limited audience. Peter Freestone discussed this. Freddie declined those offers because, Peter’s words, Freddie didn’t want to be “a puppet” and thus is why he declined such things. Freddie was his own boss, not a hired band by some yuppies. Read Peter’s books, you’ll learn a lot.

Freddie preferred huge concerts performing for a general Queen audience and for anyone else who wished to come. The more people, the merrier.


These things are a lot more common now than they were in the 80s. Virtually every artist plays private events nowadays.

And just because they're getting paid doesn't mean the money is their primary motivator.

Even if Mercury were still alive, maybe he would've changed his mind, because people can change. The intimacy of a smaller audience is something plenty of artists come to desire later in life. Quality over quantity. Or they can enjoy both for different reasons.

Yeah playing in front of a drunk birthday crowd who probably only know WWRY and WATC is completely fulfilling. Idiot.


runner_70 wrote:

I guess that they came for the birthday in the first place and QAL were their Background music. Idiot.


So you're calling someone an idiot for understanding something you don't, and you "guess" you know why?

Dunning Kruger effect, yet again.

You make this way too easy.



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