26 June 2017, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
For a combination of visual spectacle and musical grandeur with non-stop hits, there is pretty much nothing like a Queen concert. Having accepted this version of Queen, a Queen minus original, enigmatic bassist John Deacon, plus the fabulously flamboyant and vocally victorious Adam Lambert up front, it seems now I’m loathe to miss them if they play where I am. And who wouldn’t want to see Queen at the Hollywood Bowl? I’ve decided as time runs out for all of us that I would see Brian May and Roger Taylor just about anywhere. I still miss Freddie Mercury, but so do they. This is a celebration of the band Freddie made so glorious, a tribute to Freddie’s showmanship and genius, and it still works. When I saw them in Sydney in 2014, the setlist was a few songs longer and the surprise of just how amazing they were in this incarnation completely blew me away. While that surprise wasn’t there this time, the elation definitely was. Many photos to share, be sure to click for larger versions.