An eternity ago, Plato said that, “Music gives soul to the universe and wings to the mind”. And against a backdrop of repeated lockdowns and government restrictions, these words have never rang more true. Feeling the need for a bit of poetry to brighten up your monotonous everyday? Here are five recommendations to get away from it all, without even leaving the house.
Queen at Live Aid in 1985
There are some moments that come to define a band. For Queen, one such moment was 13 July 1985. On that day, two humanitarian aid concerts were held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium, in London, and JFK Stadium, in Philadelphia. And from that event, it’s the legendary show put on by the British band that will go down in history. Back then, Queen had already been a global phenomenon for at least fifteen years. And yet, the group still managed to amaze the audience through the talent and charisma of their leader. Whether it was Freddie Mercury’s vocal power, the synergy he created with the audience, or the crowd joining in and singing along with a powerful message of unity, all of the ingredients were there to ensure that the concert became a legend. Some talents live forever. And Freddie’s is definitely one of them.
And for any Queen fans out there who can’t settle for just watching a video, you can see Queen and Adam Lambert in concert at the Accor Arena on 13 July 2022. It’s a highly symbolic date that can mean only one thing: the show must go on!