God Save the Queen concert


 

The God Save the Queen concert
The God Save the Queen concert

I’ve missed a lot of the Bajada one way and another, but we did get to the “God Save the Queen” concert last night. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re a Queen tribute group. We weren’t sure how good they were, but we bought tickets on the assuption that there’s a huge gap between “As good as the original Queen” and “Worth 15€.”

Are they as good as the original Queen? Don’t be silly. But they are darn good. In some places they’ve tweaked the songs to make them easier to play, but it’s skillfully done, and I think that’s a much better idea than aiming for a very high note and missing. Who the heck can sing four and a half octaves apart from the original Freddie Mercury? And I enjoyed the way they’ve copied the physical appearance and body language too, right down to “John Deacon’s” shorts.

We haed great fun, and I’m really glad we went. But I still with they’d played “Fat Bottom Girls”. It’s my favourite.

Enjoying the God Save the Queen concert
Enjoying the God Save the Queen concert

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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  1. I’m glad you had fun. Shame about the fat bottomed girls, but Queen had so many hits it’d be ipossible to get them all into one concert.

  2. That’s what I thought. They did play Carlos’s favourite “It’s a Kind of Magic” and Julio’s “Another One Bites the Dust”, and as I guessed, they finished with “Bohemian Rhapsody”, so I was happy.

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