This is the money shot! Great picture, Joe!
WE make the 1 hour drive to THE ROCK AND ROLL CAPITOL OF THE WORLD as often as we can! We love to go to concerts, plays, and sporting events. MOST OF ALL, WE LOVE GOING TO "OUR HOUSE", THE HOUSE OF BLUES, CLEVELAND! THE BEST VENUE IN CLEVELAND, THE BEST STAFF (WE CONSIDER FRIENDS AND FAMILY), THE BEST BANDS, AND THE BEST FANS! YOU SHOULD JOIN US AT "OUR HOUSE", YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS! SEE YOU THERE!
I first had the chance to see Queen in 1980 at the Richfield Coliseum! I will never forget the spectacular show I was privileged to see! It was AMAZING! That was 32 years ago! Monday night, June 4th, 2012, I was privileged to see The Queen Extravaganza at "OUR HOUSE", the House of Blues, Cleveland! IT WAS ALSO, AMAZING! This band of AMAZING MUSICIANS put on a "celebration" of the music of QUEEN! I did not consider it a "tribute band", but, a group of fans that are lucky enough to be "FANTASTIC" musicians! The show was just about the most fun I have had at a show this year! My lovely wife, Marlena, was 2 years old when I first saw Queen, she "rocked" out the entire show! She said that Queen must have been one of the best live bands because The Queen Extravaganza put on a show she will never forget!
There were some "gaffs", as you called them, but, this is a "live" show, things happen. That's ROCK AND ROLL!
I asked you what you thought of the show after the first set. Your reply, "the jury is still out"? My reply to you, "were you at the same set I just witnessed"? I guarantee you that if Freddie Mercury, himself, was at the show Monday night, he would have said, "THANK YOU, The Queen Extravaganza, for putting on one of the best shows I have ever had the pleasure of attending!"
There were a few of us "old timers" that were lucky enough to see Queen live, with Freddie Mercury singing! In fact, one couple made a 3 hour trip from the Dayton, Ohio, area. Another made the trip from Detroit, Michigan, where he had seen the show a few nights before. And, we all agreed that this was one of the best shows we had ever seen! The musicianship, the performance, the obvious love for music, that these musicians displayed was just AMAZING! In fact, most of the musicians on stage were not even born, or were in their very young years of life, when I saw Queen in 1980!
I don't understand your review, I don't understand how you could have not been "blown away" by this show, and, I don't understand that, as you said, you are such a huge fan of Queen and could give the review I just read? Are you breathing? I am not, because, The Queen Extravaganza just took my breath away! "Another one bites the dust"! THANK YOU, THE QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA, FOR PUMPING SOME LIFE INTO THIS OLD FAN'S LIFE"! "WE WILL ROCK YOU" INDEED!
"I'm gonna unmask the Batman" by Lacy Gibson.
That's not my Donny Osmond CD in my car!
I remember listening for the "clunk" sound in between tracks on my 8 track tapes. There were for sections 1, 2, 3, and 4. It always happened that the best song would be in between and the song was split by the "clunk"! I just recently just got rid of my 8 tracks, it was hard, but, the "clunk" is gone!
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