City: London, UK
Venue: Alexandra Palace
Date: December 22, 1979


       

Before the December 26 charity show was added, this was intended to be the one London show in a large venue (the capacity was 3,000). Plenty of people were not able to go to the previous shows at smaller venues (some of which only held a few hundred people), so the Ally Pally show would accomodate them.

Liar was allegedly performed at this show. If this is the case, it would be its final live airing until 1982.

Pics 4 and 5 were submitted by Shane Wilkes (and later colour corrected and sharpened by Nino Trovato). We can now confirm this to be the final date Freddie wore his silver lurex suit. The last pic was taken by Splicksplack.

Much of the show exists on 8mm film, including the part of the encore where Freddie came out with a bunch of bananas on his head and threw them out into the crowd. Despite being amateur footage, a couple short clips of it appear in the 2012 documentary on Freddie called The Great Pretender.

The promo video for Save Me (directed by Keith McMillan) is filmed before the show.




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