City: Dortmund, Germany
Venue: Westfalenhalle
Date: May 1, 1982

Setlist:
Flash (tape), The Hero, Tie Your Mother Down, Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power, Somebody To Love, Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Death On Two Legs (intro), Bohemian Rhapsody, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


 

This is a rare show where Freddie is forced to stop a fight in the audience, after Play The Game. "Hey, stop it! No fighting here! You've come here to listen to some music right? So listen to the music; no fighting!" He then grabs his cup and throws some water on the perpetrators, and leads everyone through one of his usual vocal exchanges to bring the mood back to where it should be. "Ok, now where were we? We were singing, ok?!"

A fan who attended the show recalls how many British soldiers were living in Dortmund at the time, and they arrived at the show inebriated, which most likely led to the fight.

Freddie does plenty of creative vocal improvs throughout the show, and Roger even joins in with him after Under Pressure. But a fan recalls that Freddie was not in great spirits overall, likely due to the fight.

It's worth noting that the audience aren't too enthusiastic tonight in their cheering for the encores, but the band would return both times nonetheless. This kind of audience reaction may be the reason the band will feel the need to shuffle around Now I'm Here and Sheer Heart Attack in the set in the coming few days.

Thanks to Dave Matkin for the pics.


Recording length: 94 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Action This Night" (Gypsy Eye) silvers

   
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, Tie Your Mother Down, Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power, Somebody To Love, Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo [cut], Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Death On Two Legs (intro), Bohemian Rhapsody, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen [cut]


This bootleg from Gypsy Eye is one of the few great recordings from their quarters. Although slightly distorted, it's still one of the best documents of the European tour.

Brian's solo is slightly cut about four minutes in for a tape flip, edited with a quick cross-fade.




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