Queen Concert Review 1980

Blown Away By This Show !

During the 1970's I recall that some of my friends were listing to the rock band Queen. A few of them were listening to the first 3 albums; Queen, Queen II and Shear Heart Attack. I really never gave these records a chance, their overall style was different, but I didn’t know different how. Then in 1975 came the release of Night At The Opera and all of the sudden all you ever heard on the radio-be it AM or FM was the song Bohemian Rhapsody which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Music Track List. To date in music history this song was so different from any other song, that you and your friends and everyone parents knew about it and had heard it. This band Queen, with members Freddy Mercury, Brian May, Roger Deacon and Roger Taylor had achieved supergroup status.

On August 20 1980 I made a last minute decision to go to the Queen concert at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut. As best as I can recall, songs played that evening included; Jailhouse Rock, We will rock you, Let me entertain you, Play the game, Mustapha, Death on two legs, Killer Queen, I'm in love with my car, Get Down Make Love, You're my best friend
, Save me, Another one bites the dust, Now I'm Here, Now I'm Here, Fat Bottomed Girls, Love of my Life, Keep yourself alive, Brighton Rock, Crazy little thing called love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie your mother down, Sheer Heart Attack, We will rock you We are the champions and God save the Queen.

Never had I been to a concert expecting so little and was delivered so much. Excellent light show the way the light banks would move in close to the band. At this point in time this band was a pure rock power house. Make no mistake, Freddy was the star. His outstanding vocal abilities, his showman ship, his desire to deliver was incredible. Queen was elected into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001 and to this day Queens music still lives !

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