City: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Venue: Ahoy Rotterdam
Date: May 17, 1977

Setlist:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Death On Two Legs, Sweet Lady, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Liar, I'm A Man, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen



 
                     
   
           

This is Queen's first show at the Ahoy, where Queen would play some of their greatest concerts. Freddie has much to say to the audience, like at Earls Court.

Freddie, after he toasts the audience with champagne: "May you come to all our concerts, and have champagne for breakfast tomorrow. Think about it! No, the photographer's not gonna get one. Here! Not him... you!" The eighth picture above was taken during this moment. "Pass it around!"

Brian, before '39: "We have some removals on stage for this number, which involves one of these things (referring to his acoustic guitar). It involves bringing Roger to the front of the stage, and Mr. John Deacon on fretless bass guitar. This is called '39."

Somebody To Love (at least) from this show was filmed by a local TV station. Some of the footage was aired in 1977, but no VHS copies survive. It resurfaced in a 2014 documentary called "Queen Forever In Holland," where about 30 seconds were shown.

Here are three reviews (1, 2, 3) of the show (in Dutch), tracked down and submitted by Raf Foubert.

Pictures 12 through 15 were submitted by Ducksoup, pics 13 and 16-18 were taken by Lex Van Rossen (the latter three were submitted by David van Dijk), and the last set was submitted by Alessio Rizzitelli.


Recording length: 1 minute, incomplete
Video/Audio quality: A / A
Source: Pro video
Lineage: Dutch TV station > ? > "Queen Forever In Holland" documentary

       
       
Track listing:
Somebody To Love [cut]


A clip of Somebody To Love was seen in a 2014 documentary. Footage of the band receiving silver, gold and platinum discs was also shown.


Recording length: 112 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette > 3rd Gen Cassette > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Death On Two Legs, Sweet Lady [cut], Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Liar, I'm A Man, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen [cut]


This recording is missing the end of Sweet Lady, a bit of Freddie's champagne toast, Brian's speech before In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, and most of the God Save The Queen tape.


Recording length: 2 CDR, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "A Day At Ahoy Hall" (Breakdown)

 
Track listing:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Death On Two Legs, Sweet Lady [cut], Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Liar, I'm A Man, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen [cut]


In September 2009, Breakdown bootlegged the Rotterdam audience recording.




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