Pick of the Day: Queen … It’s a Kinda Magic

Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Can you do the fandango?

This thing called love, I just can’t handle it.

Mama, just killed a man, put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger now he’s dead.

I could continue. Queen has many memorable songs. I never had the chance to see them live. But I do have a DVD of the band performing sold-out concerts at the Montreal Forum in 1981 and at Live Aid in London in 1985.

This show at Conexus Arts Centre tonight is what it is, I guess. There was only one Freddie Mercury. If you go, all that I ask is that you treat it as theatre, not music.

 And for a shot of the real deal, here’s Queen performing “Somebody to Love” from the Forum gig. (YouTube)

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