Queen + Adam Lambert Pushed Forward With “Wettest Gig” They Played
The Show Must Go On
During a recent show at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Queen + Adam Lambert continued with their concert amidst torrential rain. Other musicians would have opted to postpone or cancel it due to the weather but not Queen. They powered through their set totally unbothered. Guitarist Brian May took to Instagram to share a clip of their “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” performance which he called as the “wettest gig we ever played.”
May captioned the post with: “What did I say about rain ? Jeeez. … probably the wettest gig we ever played. All the weather forecasts – even on the day – were completely, utterly wrong … it changes everything, of course, and just plain endurance becomes a big part of the evening. But we WERE prepared to a degree. And somehow the sharing of this insane occasion breeds a strong feeling of brother and sisterhood ! And adding in a strong sense of humour the night became very special.”
He continued, “Thanks folks – in all that torrential rain I don’t think one person relinquished their post !! Yeeeeeow !!! Bri (video : Pete !) ???? And yes I did play my original Red Special tonight – I would never play a gig without her. And yes she and I both got very wet – and yes – it’s not good for either of us ! But – the Show Must Go On – and it was worth it to see those happy faces !! Bri”
It was wet, and messy but Queen delivered. In the short video, you can see May slaying his guitar solo as Lambert belted to the song while shielding himself from the rain with an umbrella. Check it out below.