|City:||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Date:||August 30, 1980|
Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, You're My Best Friend, Save Me, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Fat Bottomed Girls, Love Of My Life, Keep Yourself Alive, drum/guitar solos, Brighton Rock (reprise), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen
This was Queen's only show at Toronto's old stadium, nicknamed "The mistake by the lake" for a number of reasons, one of them being that there was very little parking close by. It was torn down in 1999 (ironically to become a parking lot), only to have another stadium planned to be built at the same location a few years later, opening in 2007.
The audience is a very enthusiastic one, and before Mustapha, Freddie has a few words for them. "I must tell you, we don't normally do open air shows, but I think if it keeps up like this, we might do a few more." The band put in a killer performance tonight, clearly feeding off the energy of the audience.
The band nail Dragon Attack tonight, with Freddie delivering it with the ferocity of the studio version. He makes a couple slight hesitations as he ensures he remembers the lyrics, but he does it so fluently and professionally that it doesn't take away from the impact of the song whatsoever. The guitar break would be extended on the next leg of the tour.
Before Love Of My Life, Brian opens up a bit: "I must say, this is unusual really, but looking at you out there is the most amazing sight I've ever seen, I tell you. You look great. As the audience erupts, he adds, "It's totally true!" He continues, "I know we've got a lot old friends here from the Maple Leaf Gardens. Is that right?" After another roaring approval, he says, almost to himself, "This is working out alright." It sure was.
Here are reviews of the show from the next day's Toronto Sun (unfortunately the poor microfiche scan makes it a difficult read) and Globe And Mail (1, 2).
Now that Another One Bites The Dust has been in the charts for a week and is a huge hit, the song has made its way into the encore, where it would remain through 1982.
The middle four sets of pics were taken by Gord Plumridge, Tracy Runas, Pete Dove, and Paul Whiteside respectively.
There are some pro pictures from this show at:
|Recording length:||85 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)|
|Lineage:||AUD > Master Cassette > 2nd Gen Cassette > ? > WAV > CDR (1)|
Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, You're My Best Friend, Save Me, Now I'm Here [cut], Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Fat Bottomed Girls, Love Of My Life, Keep Yourself Alive, drum/guitar solos, Brighton Rock (reprise), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down
This recording has an almost ear-piercingly high level of treble.
Now I'm Here is cut for a tape flip.