We Will Rock You: The Queen Sing-Along

Saturday, September 5th at 8:00pm
Park Theatre, 698 Osborne
w/ DJ Rob Vilar + MC Jamil Mahmood!
WIN original QUEEN-related artwork by Leslie Supnet!
The premiere of some weird Freddie Mercury-related local short films by Clint Enns, Ryan Simmons and Damien Ferland!
Tix $12 adv / $14 door
Advance tix at Into the Music, 245 McDermot

On Saturday September 5th 2009, Freddie Mercury would have turned 63 years old. Queen may have kept the torch burning by adding Paul Rodgers to the mix for the last few years of touring, but nobody can replace the inimitable Freddie Mercury and his 3.5 octave vocal range. Still, that never stops people from trying to sing Queen songs, which are probably the most delectable mix of rock, doo-wop and opera I can think of, as well as some of the most difficult songs to sing. But there is something triumphant about Queen songs, and I’m not just talking about “We Are The Champions” or the theme from Flash Gordon, but even lamenting love songs like “Save Me” and “Love of my Life”. And of course “Don’t Stop Me Now” is easily one of the best rock songs of all time. It’s impossible not to sing along, however terribly, when Queen is cranked on the stereo.

Anyone who’s ever been to one of my sing-alongs (The Beatles; Love Bites: 80s Power Ballads; David Bowie; Ladies of the 80s etc) knows what to expect: full music videos onscreen with subtitles for all the song lyrics. You don’t have to know the lyrics off by heart, and you don’t have to sing alone in front of a bunch of strangers – everyone sings all at once! And the Park Theatre is a licensed venue, which should help grease the vocal chords a bit. PLUS! Weird QUEEN-related short films will precede the Singalong!

PLUS! Into The Music will be on hand with rare QUEEN DVDs for sale!
*NOTE: This is event is a fundraiser for Big Smash! Productions, to facilitate buying film and video gear that will help more local venues be properly equipped for professional A/V presentation.

– Kier-La Janisse

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~ by cineflyer on August 20, 2009.

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