City: Munich, Germany
Venue: Olympiahalle
Date: June 28, 1986

Setlist:
One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, impromptu, guitar solo, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


                             

"Give me the fucking key, come on," demands Freddie as he wants to get the show going right after Tie Your Mother Down. He sings "It's so..." twice before finally beginning the song. This hesitated start leads to Freddie's very unique choices of notes, phrasing and dynamics in the first verse.

"I can tell this is going to be a fun night," says Freddie after A Kind Of Magic. It sounds like he's trying to convince himself more than anyone else. He doesn't seem to be in a great mood tonight. He goes through the motions, both in his speeches and his delivery of many of the songs.

John does some very funky bass work in the middle section of Another One Bites The Dust. After the song, the audience shout for Mustapha. "Fuck Mustapha. I don't know him," is Freddie's reply. He then gives his speech about how the band aren't splitting up despite what some papers are reporting. "That is a load of shit... just like I've got in this hankie." He then introduces Who Wants To Live Forever, and adds, "I mean, who really does, anyway?"

Before Brian begins his guitar solo, Freddie says, "I'm gonna fuck off quietly."

The reason for Mercury's sudden change in attitude? At some point before the show he may well have visited the Munich gay scene which he used to frequent and his mortality hit him hard, perhaps for the first time. The awareness of this issue hit its peak in Munich's gay community around this time, as exemplified by a German newspaper article on AIDS stating that the reaper was "cleaning Munich's streets." This vibe undoubtedly affected Freddie greatly.

Here is a brief review of the show from a German magazine called Bravo, submitted by Alessio Rizzitelli (along with the first 12 pictures seen above). The thirteenth pic was submitted by Fabio Minero.

Pic 10 was submitted by Janneman, and pic 16 is from Alessio Rizzitelli.

Another set of pics were taken by Wolfgang Gürster: http://www.queenfcg.de


Recording length: 102 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "A Day In Munich" LP

Track listing:
One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, impromptu, guitar solo, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is generally good sound quality throughout. The second encores get a bit distorted.




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