Forty-two years since Bohemian Rhapsody came out and these awesome men and women in the crowd sang their hearts out to Queen‘s most iconic song. No, there was no band on stage. Just the song blasting on speakers.
This was at Hyde Park during a Green Day concert. And it was one memorable day in rock and roll history.
Freddie, you genius.
Mr. Mercury wrote this back in ’75. It was for the album A Night at the Opera. This rock epic is six minutes long consisting of a ballad, an operatic section, hard rock, and… it doesn’t have a chorus.
It is considered the greatest rock song of all time. And these people knew it. They knew it by heart and they sang it at the top of their lungs. Freddie must have been so proud.
Long live the Queen.
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon formed this epic British rock band back in 1970. Listen to all their songs. They are a testament to what makes great artists.
This viewer sums it up well,
“If you can make 65,000+ people sing in this sync after 27 years after your death, you’re not a singer but a legend.”
How would Freddie say it? “So true, darling.”
Mercury had a gift.
He could command thousands of people with his voice and stride, getting them to mimic him while his bandmates rocked the stage. Freddie had power over the multitudes. Like a great prophet, using his unbelievably powerful voice to get them to follow him.
And at Hyde Park, the crowd still paid tribute to the legendary front man.
All we hear is…
It was a gorgeous day out but listen to the thousands singing the iconic lyrics. It’s all so haunting, strange, and beautiful at the same time. It was as if their worlds stopped and in one voice, embodied Farrokh Bulsara‘s spirit.
Not even Green Day expected this. And they’re quite the rockers!
Open your eyes.
The security team had six minutes to relax and enjoy the chorus that day. Chances were they even joined. Who wouldn’t? The song is the most streamed in the 20th century as of December 2018. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004.
So yes, these fans at Hyde Park have excellent taste. They had a bit of down time and they chose to sing Bohemian Rhapsody. Bravo!
It’s not fantasy.
That empty stage, sunlight through the clouds, and two cross-shaped scaffoldings gave the moment an almost surreal vibe. We’re talking thousands of people together in harmony, blending and singing together. Just goosebumps, man.
Oh and those guitar parts? They sang it too! The Galileo and Bismillah part? The crowd did all the voices!
They rocked you!
The crowd embodied what Queen and Mercury were about. Bold, brave, but united and progressive. The flamboyant, borderline arrogant style of Freddie laced with his bandmates’ gentlemanly demeanor paved the way for decades of awesome and memorable rock shows.
And it endured. To this day, people still flock to Queen concerts, this time fronted by Adam Lambert. Bet your money that these fans at Hyde Park still attend Queen’s concerts. Bet your entire savings, as a matter of fact.
Watch and listen below! You’d wish you were there!
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