I don't think I have ever made this confession on my blog. Here goes...
I'm a QUEEN junkie!
I was in high school when We Are the Champions and We Will Rock You was popular. All of the cheer leading squads had a dance routine to these songs. No, I wasn't a cheerleader, but I was in the stands contributing to the STOMP, STOMP, CLAP that the whole auditorium did along with the music.
Since Freddie Mercury, the flamboyant lead singer for the group, died in 1991 from AIDS, I figured I would never get to see my favorite songs performed live.
YAY! I was wrong!
Way back in September, I saw a Ticketmaster ad for "One Night with Queen." Knowing that my kids and husband were fans, too, I bought 4 tickets. Then, I promptly forgot about it!
Fortunately, another ad for the tickets showed up in my mailbox 6 months later reminding me that the date was near...like three days away! If I hadn't gotten the e-mail, I would have missed one of the best concerts I've ever seen!
Now, here's the best part...
WE HAD FRONT ROW TICKETS!!!!
We had the best time!
Gary Mullen had Freddie Mercury's stretchy dance routine down perfect. He even sported the porn 'stache! He engaged the audience, suggested we start our boys young and buy them beer for the event. He sang all of my favorites! Every time I looked at one of my three boys, they were singing, smiling and clapping, too.
They even did a version of Jailhouse Rock. Tony and Rick got to sing "Dancing to the jailhouse rock" into the microphone for the whole audience to hear. If these Brits are headed anywhere near your hometown, I highly recommend you get tickets and go! You are guaranteed a good time...and, they don't care if you take photos!
You just need to have a faster trigger finger than I have! When he was standing right in front of us or holding the microphone in front of Tony and Rick, I stood there with a grin on my face and the camera hanging at my side!