The “trial” that befell the queen before… Why was “Live Aid” chosen for the mountains of “Bohemian Rhapsody”?


Wembley Stadium with 72,000 spectators
“I am honored to introduce you. Furthermore… Queen. Your Majesty, Queen!”

A camera (viewpoint) that captures Wembley Stadium which was packed with 72,000 spectators from the sky plunged towards the stage. Members in each position are led by Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) heading to the piano. Freddie, looking like a persistent person, took a deep breath and exhaled, playing the intro to “Bohemian Rhapsody”. From there, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Hammer to Fall”, and “Legendary Champion”, followed by a wave of anger for about 13 minutes 30 seconds.

Even though “Bohemian Rhapsody” is only stabbed, it’s probably the live aid show scene that gets stabbed at the end. No matter how many times I watch or listen, I’m excited, impressed, and eager to sing with the Wembley crowd. The four who finished playing returned to the arms of the stage and the curtains were closed, and the tear glands were loosened in the final credits where the PVs of “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “Show Must Go On” were played. I can’t help it.

And every time I finish watching it, I growl at the fact that I set Live Aid at its climax.

There are many live shows of the times for the Queen.

1974 Rainbow show, considered an early masterpiece, 1975 Nippon Budokan show, recorded but cut in “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Hammersmith Odeon show on Christmas Eve of the same year, 1979. Cambodia Refugee Relief Concert, Wembley Stadium 1986…. Speaking to core fans, the Boston show on January 30, 1976 and the Texas show on December 11, 1977 would get out of hand.

Why did you choose Live Aid as the climax of Queen’s big live show?

Of course, this is the perfect look to make the story fit and look good. By practicing the “good thoughts, good words, good deeds” that his father Bomi, who collided with something, told Freddie as Live Aid, he demonstrated his understanding of the path and life that Freddie chose.

In fact, he had participated in the 1979 Cambodia Refugee Relief Concert and done a “good deed”, but the venue here, Hammersmith Odeon, is an indoor theater with a capacity of 5,000. Wembley Live Aid Stadium can accommodate 90,000 people, is co-hosted with JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, USA, and is broadcast live via satellite in 84 countries worldwide, with 1.9 billion viewers.

The two can’t be compared on a meaningful event, but given the scale etc., Live Aid will be the picture and will be selected.

What’s more, your playing time is also dramatic. In the movie, it takes about 13 minutes 30 seconds to play 4 songs, but in reality it takes about 21 minutes to play 6 songs. My subjectivity to the latter, but if it’s 134 minutes long, I think it’s the perfect balance, not too long and not too short to be climaxed. At the time of release, I thought it would be okay to have 6 songs = 21 minutes, but it seems that the production side is well aware of that, and the performances of “Desire Named Love” and “We Will Rock You” The scene has also been recorded strongly, and <full version> of 21 minutes 55 seconds in 6 songs played included in the Blu-ray privilege as “”Live Aid” performance video”.

Many trials are not mentioned in the film
Also, looking at Queen’s track, there’s no denying that Live Aid was a very important performance for the band. The film describes 1982-1985 as a time when the band’s crisis emerged, and Brian May said, “We were successful globally, but somehow lacked confidence and creation. “We had gotten to a point where we were not in the right direction. , or we can’t communicate with each other,” said Roger Taylor. “We’re tired of bonding and feeling tired. “I did,” he recalled.

The album “Hot Space” released in 1982 became controversial among fans due to the mass introduction of synthesizers and the sound of black music. The PV of “Break Free (Departure to Freedom)” (1984) was banned from broadcast on MTV because of the noise that the appearance of the members dressed as women was immoral. The disbandment rumors were whispered because members other than Freddie also left the band. There are many such trials that are not mentioned in the film, but the most sensational is perhaps the commotion over the South African performance.

Blacklisted by the United Nations as a band on the bad side of state power
In October 1984, Queen would make 9 appearances in South Africa. The British musicians union banned musical activity in South Africa during policies of racial segregation, apartheid and

fines the artist who violates it and decides to blacklist him. The show was embodied from a pure desire as musicians to let homeland fans listen to their music, but they were branded “a band that clings to the bad side of the nation’s power” and the black United Nations. registered.

“Break Free” announced that same year has become the national anthem of anti-power fervor for people in South American and African countries suffering from oppression, and is also played in South African shows. Therefore, it becomes very painful to remember the hearts of the members facing this event.

Confidence back with Live Aid
“We’re a cool band, reminding us that there’s a lot of love for Queen among people, and we’ve regained a lot of confidence,” said Roger.

“This gave the band new confidence at a turning point, and they gradually came to understand each other’s thoughts. Live Aid, where enjoying the band’s activities leaked out somewhere. Aid regained that feeling. We were there, we could achieve something, it was amazing. ordinary power, and we have to use that power again for our creations.” (Brian)