City: Rosemont, IL, USA
Venue: Rosemont Horizon
Date: September 19, 1980

Setlist:
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 (ending), 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


 

Rosemont is a suburb of Chicago.

The band play a very loose and daring version of Now I'm Here tonight. They are now well into their stride, over two months into the tour.

Dragon Attack now includes the guitar solo similar to how it's heard on the record. This is how the song would be performed through 1985.

Quite uncharacteristically, Brian very openly cuts the venue's acoustics to shreds in his speech before Love Of My Life: "We used to play in a place called the Stadium, isn't that right?" The audience agrees. "They told us this place was better. Is that right too?" There is a mixed reaction. Brian continues, "I really don't know. In this age of computer acoustic design, how they can design a place this bad I do not understand." The audience definitely digs this comment. "There's only one reason for coming to this place, and that's one of the best rock and roll audiences in the country." After yet another positive reaction, Brian finally says, "I'd better stop talking." A (seemingly inebriated) audience member agrees, saying, "Yeah! Play that guitar!"

He then introduces Love Of My Life as a song they recently revived, but we know that isn't true. It's just a case of attempting to make an audience feel like their setlist is different from the last city's. Nonetheless, Freddie and Brian offer a beautiful version of the song.

"I hope you all get laid tonight!" declares Freddie at the end of the show.

A recording of a radio promo for the show exists.

Here are a few pro pictures: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "I'm In Love With Freddie" (MLP) silver

 
Track listing:
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, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust


For a very long time, this 1992 bootleg was the best version of this show available.


Recording length: 106 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: "The Fly Swatters" (Gypsy Eye) silvers

     
Track listing:
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, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is yet another Gypsy Eye abonimation. Their source tape was already several generations from the master to begin with, but they brutally destroyed it with that crackling noise of theirs. You're My Best Friend is even worse quality than the rest of the show.

The bootleg's title comes from the nickname of the huge lighting rig Queen used from 1980-81.


Recording length: 108 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette (Technics RS-686DS) > WAV > CDR (2)
Track listing:
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, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


After years of bootlegs from high generation tapes, the taper was found and the master clone (along with Chicago 1978) finally emerged. The sound is impeccably clear, with great levels of treble and bass. Tha taper confirmed it was recorded from the 7th row right centre.

There's a slight cut in Now I'm Here for a tape flip.


Recording length: 2 CD, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "The Ultimate Entertainer II" (Wardour)

     
Track listing:
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, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is most likely sourced from the master clone listed above.

Here's a link to the always-reliable GS review: http://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com




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