I love Queen, Paul Rodgers doesn't do much for me. He's a good singer, but not really a stand out for me. Not like some of the guys and gals I really love. So I was a little nervous going in, thinking it could be really great or really wrong. Well, it was really great. Rodgers nailed the vocals. I'll admit, could have done with out the couple of Bad Company songs they did, but that's me, I burned out on Bad Company in the eighties, too many drunken nights with the turntable....
However tonight in Milwaukee Paul Rodgers convinced me he should indeed be touring with Queen. Just the fact that they all were having so much fun was worth seeing. Add great performances to the mix and you've got a hell of a evening.
Brian May was amazing, of course. I believe he is an underappreciated genius. Rogder Taylor was great on drums. This was truly what rock and roll is all about. Some nice solos, a few slow songs, and even a couple teary moments when they mentioned Freddie Mercury. I actually couldn't sing along because I was getting choked up, I'm such a girl.
Queen got me through being a teenager. For my sister it was Patti Smith, Mark Billingham had Morrisey, for me it was Queen and Supertramp. Queen made growing up easier for me and I'll never really be able to thank them for that. And now years later, here they are makingme happy all over again.
And tonight made me very happy, The band was happy, the audience was happy, it was really great. Especially Radio Ga Ga and Under Preussure. Paul Rodgers NAILED the David Bowie vocal.
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Queen and Paul Rodgers
And on the off chance Brian May or Rodger Tayor or John Deacon see this: Thanks Guys. I owe you.