Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Queen Concert

We had such a fabulous night out at the concert and will share a few photos that I took while waiting for the show to start. Apologies that they are not the best photos

Brian May and Roger Taylor are such legends and any band that was formed in the 1970's and still going strong today I find amazing. They had only planned one concert here in Auckland and when it was a sell out they did an extra concert, the following night.

The highlight for me was when Brian May played a lovely solo acoustic version of 'Love of my life' that also featured a very moving video clip of Freddie Mercury singing and then with the audience all singing along.

had to buy the tee-shirt

What is a Queen concert without some flamboyant outfits?
Adam Lambert had about eight costume changes and was a great showman for the band and had an amazing voice.

It was a perfect mix of paying homage to the past while bringing a fresh new take to all their great songs. 

I wish you a happy day


  1. Hi,Carolyn!
    Sounds like you had an exciting time with the great concert"Queen"! Don't worry ,your photos are beautiful. I have not gone to their live. I searched their great performance in you tube today! Of course,the real concert you saw must be much more wonderful though!!
    Have a good day!

    1. Thank you Tomoko for your visit.
      I did have a little video to share but can't get it to work so will try and see if my family can help


  2. Dear Carolyn,
    How exciting for you... The second photo down makes me feel like I am there, looking down into the crowd. So glad you had a fabulous time.

  3. My dearest Carolyn,
    oh this is great, that you had such a wonderful time! I guess, it was just awesome and I thought of you!
    Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week, my dear friend,
    sending Love and hugs,
    Claudia xo

  4. Hi Carolyn, Im glad you had such a fabulous night at the concert, must have been an amazing one indeed. Your photos are great the same, I can imagine seeing the live show. Hugs dear xo

  5. Wow you have so much fun time :)
    Your photos are so lovely..I love them always
    Big hugs x

  6. So Nice That you enjoy the concert...!!! from me happy day....!!...x!

  7. It sounds like a fantastic evening dear Carolyn, and yes it is amazing when old bands from the 7ties are still around and doing great. I can imagine all the gorgous costumes :-)
    Glad it was such a wonderful evening for you two.
    Warm hugs,

  8. What a exciting day for you dear Carolyn!
    Beautiful photos!
    Happy end of the week!
    With love,

  9. I LOVE THIS GROUP! And their music takes me back to my high school days in the 1970s! What a joy for you my friend, to see and hear them live! Happy day! Anita

  10. Sounds like you had quite a fun time indeed :)

  11. Hello Carolyn,
    I am happy you enjoyed the show. What fun it must have been.
    Big hug,

  12. ahrr. Memories. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time.
    Hugs Kay

  13. How fun, Carolyn! I love Queen! I sing loudly along every time I hear them on the the great dismay of my children ! I say Adam Lambert years ago on American Idol and he was fabulous. I am sure you saw quite a show! :)

  14. Hi Carolyn, sounds like you had a wonderful time and a night to remember. Bands from the 70's still around are amazing and an honor to good music that stands the test of time.
    Your photos are great and you got a special tee shirt too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs and Blessings

  15. Dearest Carolyn,
    Such evenings are always unforgettable! So happy for you and never mind the photos... You for sure got those memories forever on your retina!
    Hugs to you and happy weekend.

  16. I was waiting for this one! I love that they incorporated the past into the performance and I think that Adam Lambert is the perfect new front man for the group as he does have such a strong voice. So glad you enjoyed the show friend! Wishing you a lovely weekend! Nicole xo

  17. That sounds like fun. When I was in middle school, a group of teachers and kids got together to learn "Bohemian Rhapsody" and we sang it in front of the whole school. It was silly fun. :)

  18. So glad you had a good time! It sounds amazing - wonderful memories, too. The amphitheater looks fantastic!
    Hugs xo

  19. So glad to read your post about the Queen concert in Auckland! :-)
    Wish I could have been there. I know the shows were a real hit down under!
    Adam is such a flamboyant character and a perfect front man.
    It's great to be back blogging again, I have been away too long missing some great posts and friends.
    Best wishes,
    Jo May. xx

  20. What a wonderful treat for you Carolyn! I love that group has moved forward but they also haven't forgotten Freddie Mercury. Adam Lambert is a talented showman as well. Happy weekend!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  21. Dearest Carolyn,
    I'm happy to read that you liked the concert! I confess, I was a bit skeptical if the band works without Freddy.
    Now I told my hubby that we can go to the concert if Queen ever will come to Austria - because "Carolyn liked it" :o)
    Lots of hug to you, Traude

  22. Man, that must have been a blast to see! Lucky you!!!

  23. Hello Carolyn,
    Thank you very much for visiting my blog and your friendly comment.
    It looks like you had a very good time at the Queen concert! Lucky you!
    No chance ever for me here in the Périgord, deep French countryside.
    Best wishes for a lovely weekend,

  24. Dear Carolyn,

    i´m glad to hear you had fun at the concert. I like the music from Queen too. Real handmade music. Wish you a nice weekend, Cla

  25. Wow that must have been quite an experience and a good way to start the weekend. Sarah x


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