Queen and Adam Lambert rock Amsterdam

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With the boys from Queen; Roger Taylor & Brian May, backstage
 

Of course we had tuned in on New Year’s Eve too and I had looked forward to the gig at the end of January even more. Because of course I would go to see my pal forever when he and his band would come to my neck of the woods. I knew ‘the new guy’ was great too, because I had already seen them in London back in 2012 and even though I hardly pay attention to what others have to say about this collaboration, I do have to admit I liked seeing so many enthusiastic comments on social media.
 

My vision? They. Were. Stupendous! Brian’s Dutch was better than I even knew (“Zingen jullie mee… with Dr Brian May”) and I LOVED how they did ’39 this evening. Besides the guitar solo (gawd how I love Last Horizon) and the guitar cam, I thought another highlight was Roger’s A Kind Of Magic. And I think I fell in love with Adam when he talked about keeping the music alive. He very much does that, in his own unique way, with a lot of respect to Freddie and it fits so well with Queen. And he is just good. Period.
 

Other highlights included the drum battle with Rufus Taylor, Lap of the Gods, Save Me and Who Wants To Live Forever. It was a sold out gig and I actually knew a couple of people who were going too. I went on my own though and I stayed the night in Amsterdam too. As per usual, I didn’t take a lot of pictures during the gig or even afterwards, as I tend to enjoy concerts better when not looking through my tiny camera screen. Here are a few shots though, to remember the beautiful day.
 

Aren’t we lucky to live in this day and age where great musicians like them Queen boys are touring still! I had Lap of the Gods stuck in my head the whole weekend, which was fine with me. It was also great to finally meet Roger (I usually don’t ‘kiss and tell’, but him thinking Hanny’s Voorwerp was some kind of fart from God, was too funny not to share). And I hope both Brian and Adam feel better. What an amazing job they did. Cheers, guys!
 

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Awesome combo.

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Yes, ready!

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Some of the audience… hi!

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The curtain

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Brian doing his thang

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What a show!

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Backstage…

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The Trucks (well one of ’em)

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My weird but wonderful hotel

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The time machine shower in the middle of my room

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While having breakfast

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Another lovely view

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On my way to the station

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And here it is

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Amsterdam Set List, thanks to www.brianmay.com

 

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