The loss of the great Freddie Mercury as the front man of super group Queen left a vacancy too great to fill. His voice, remarkable and unmistakeable. His energy and showmanship – one of a kind. Such a loss to the music world.
Years later, American Idol contestant Adam Lambert takes the stage with an epic voice, performing at a level not seen before or since on Idol (in my opinion). He had millions of viewers spellbound. How he didn’t win, I’ll never understand but was there any doubt he’d be successful? A star was born. And he performed with Queen on the show – there was something so perfect about it.
When my sister called me early this year to let me know that Adam Lambert and Queen would be performing near us, it took about a second for me to reply “I’m in”. This had to be good.
And it wasn’t just good, it was LEGENDARY. Crafted with songs we love, performed with panache, camp and those guitar riffs that can only be Queen. And within this rock and roll concert, moments of poignancy and tenderness as Adam and the band paid tribute to Freddie Mercury. With the beauty of technology, Freddie performed again with Queen and in duet with Adam. It was special and magical.
And though he left us too soon, I have to believe that somewhere, Freddie is smiling. I know I was.