City: London, UK
Venue: Wembley Arena
Date: December 10, 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, 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, Battle Theme, Flash, The Hero, 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


                                                             

The third night is another great, energetic performance by the band.

Freddie's piano break between Mustapha and Death On Two Legs is a bit busier than usual tonight.

Freddie, before Save Me: "Do you think this moustache is cool? They tell me I look like an Italian waiter, or waitress, or whatever." Interesting reference to his sexuality there. "We're gonna do a song that features Brian on the piano. It's from The Game album... I'm sure you all know that. I don't know why the fuck I'm doing all this."

Later, "How many people were here last night? Just a few. Well, you always know what's coming next." Someone shouts "Fat Bottomed Girls!" and Freddie replies, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, shut up. I'll tell the rest." Like the last couple nights, Freddie puts in an excellent performance of the song.

Brian: "This is our last night at Wembley, for the time being." He then tells everyone on hand that they're "Almost certainly the best actually, I think you're the best audience so far. I'll give you that. I think you've got the best voices. It seems like you have this rich tone, you know." Hmm, why do rock stars always think the best audience comes on the last night? "We hope to hear them a bit in this number. This is called Love Of My Life."

The audience sings bits of Crazy Little Thing Called Love after the song is over (like at some of the late '79 shows) after which Freddie, sitting at the piano, says, "You're fucking great." He then starts to play Bohemian Rhapsody.

At the end of the show, he says, "You've been a delicious audience tonight!"

According to a fan who attended the show (or possibly the first night), both Brian's and Freddie's parents were sitting in the VIP area. "Freddie's parents had a huge silver ice bucket with bottles of champagne next to them. Freddie's dad looked a bit confused about the whole thing," he recalls. They later signed tour programmes for a few other fans.


Recording length: 97 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
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, 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, Battle Theme, Flash, The Hero, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down [cut], Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen [cut]


This recording runs a half-semitone too fast. The first 10 minutes of disc 2 are muffled, probably due to a bad transfer. At the very end of disc 1, the first beat of Keep Yourself Alive is heard in the clearer sound quality, but then on disc 2 it's muffled. It happens again for the first minute of Tie Your Mother Down.




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