Chickens in the Basement

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Bohemian Rhapsody

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!

11 comments:

Mimi said...

Sounds AWESOME! Would love to catch this show! I do miss Freddie Mercury so much.

Jill said...

Hey better to enjoy the moment than to miss it by taking a picture. I think it's hilarious that you forgot about such a big event!!! Sounds like something I'd do. My 18 y/o just got mad at me for forgetting about something--again--! BTW, I love Queen songs too but can't say I know anything about the group.

Barbara said...

I remember many days on school buses stomping the floors to We Will Rock You.

Are you the coolest mom on the block today or what?

Lisa said...

COOL!
Hugs, Lisa

Linda said...

OH WOW~OH WOW! I mean Oh Wow! Sounds like a very good time!!

dirtyduck said...

lol you are so funny! i would have forgotten also!!that sounds like a LOT of fun glad you got to share it with the fam

LemonyRenee' said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Great!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Wow very cool!

Well Mz Chickens, I used a Queen song in my very first video, and I didn't know you liked them. It's also my "10th Photo" post, thanks to you!

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

OMG my son would be sooooo jealous. He loves Queen. He even dressed up as him last year for a Halloween party that you had to come dressed as your favorite singer. He has 4 posters, 3 tee-shirts and every cd!!! How cool! I will have to go tell him and make him jealous!!!!

Amber Von Felts said...

Sounds like y'all had a blast! HOw rare to find something that both parents & kids will enjoy!

Stacey said...

Sounds like a ton of fun- And your pictures are great! What a nice way to spend time as a family:)