Are you ready to Rock?
Are you ready to Roll?
Are you ready to be Freddie?
Yes we are!
The board of the Austrian Queen Fan Club, together with their wives, were invited to the premiere of the We Will Rock You musical in Utrecht. For myself it was already the 9th WWRY VIP-Premiere and already the 40th WWRY show. But this time it was going to be something very special. Not only the fact that Brian May and Roger Taylor were present at the Opening Night and my wife Brigitte celebrated her birthday but also due to the first worldwide celebratration of Freddie For A Day.
For us, and for our two ladies, this was reason enough to celebrate the premiere in legendary and fancy Freddie Mercury outfits – to honour Freddie and his life. Brigitte chose the ‘Magic Tour’ outfit and Jimmy´s wife Sandra the ‘I want to break free’ outfit. Jimmy and myself wore Freddie For A Day T-Shirts, Freddie For A Day buttons, a WWRY Vienna Rocks vest and a leather cap from the Live Killers Tour as well as other Queen accessoires.
Before the beginning of the premiere we were at a sidewalk café when Michael Brenner, Ben Elton, Jim Beach and his wife passed by. Jim Beach, who was also dressed in a Magic Tour costume with black leather cap, saw Brigitte in the same outfit and asked spontaneously for a picture with her. The Manager of Queen really wants to have a picture with her! Unbelievable! What a birthday surprise! Jim Beach’s wife took the picture of Jim and Brigitte and I took the picture of Brigitte, Sandra and Jim.
Apart of us, Jim Beach and another female ‘Break Free Freddie’, unfortunately none of the premiere guests was dressed for the Freddie For A Day. What a pity! But becuase of this, the hype around Brigitte and Sandra on the red carpet and in the theater was much higher. Everybody looked overwhelming at them and many people wanted to make a picture of them. At the red carpet the fans started to sing “I Want To Break Free” as we went to the theater. A really amazing and funny experience!
After the great premiere with a fantastic live perfomance of Brian May, there was a big surprise for us at the Aftershow party. We just wanted to take a picture of the whole group just as Jim Beach passed by. As he saw Brigitte he smiled at her and I asked him if he would like to be part of the picture. He spontaneously jumped on the floor and postured. Wow! The Manager of Queen at the feet of the Austrian Queen Fan Club was unique and the highlight of the Utrecht premiere.
The party goes on…
After our weekend in Utrecht for Freddie’s birthday, the Austrian Queen Fan Club will celebrate the 64th birthday of the legendary lead singer of Queen on the 10th September 2010 as well as the 10th Anniversary of the Fan Club – with a sensational party in Vienna with the theme Freddie For A Day!
The show must go on!
Austrian Queen Fan Club Vienna