Day 7: A song that reminds you of a certain event #30dsc

30 day challenge day 7: A song that reminds you of a certain event

Queen—The Show Must Go On

On Monday 20 April 1992 I travelled down to London for The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at (the old) Wembley Stadium.

It was, and still is, the largest concert I’d ever attended. And it was brilliant! That day I watched Metallica, Extreme, Def Leppard, Gob Geldof, Spinal Tap, Guns N’ Roses, and Queen perform on the same stage (although not at the same time!).

It was the first and last time I ever saw Queen perform live, but sadly without the incredible Freddie Mercury.

Towards the end of the concert I began to get anxious that I would miss the last tube from Wembley Park back into the city; I was staying with my mum’s cousin at Streatham Common so needed to get a train from either Victoria station or Clapham Junction.

So I left early, fighting my way through the crowd so that I wouldn’t have to do the same at the underground station. I walked out of the stadium as Queen + Elton John were singing The Show Must Go On, and I heard the final two songs We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions on my walk to the underground station.

I felt sorry to be leaving early, but I wore an enormous grin on my face and kept looking back at Wembley Stadium lighting up the sky. An incredible experience.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

One thought on “Day 7: A song that reminds you of a certain event #30dsc”

  1. What an experience, and great choice of song. Was this ever released as a DVD or CD?
    Like a lot of people of our age group, I remember where I was that night, only listening to it.

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