I made a prediction that Freddie Mercury would pop into the body of Adam Lambert during one of the Queen concerts. My only hope was that the moment would be captured on film or video.
I didn’t get to experience the live feed of the concert in Kiev. But as soon as I got home from a family wedding I watched some videos. I had two hours of video to watch but twitter was alive with links to all the newest pictures coming online, and then POW ! One of my friends on the twitter feed insisted this one needed to be seen.
“just this one.”
The picture was huge so I couldn’t see the whole thing on my screen. My reaction was,
“That needs to be a poster.
He’s rising out of a white hot flame.
That is a powerful image.”
I asked to have a smaller version because I wanted to use it as my desktop background. Within three minutes a smaller version was sent. - Isn’t twitter maigical?
My reaction was,
Now I see the whole pic and the crowd looks like flames and Adam is rising from them.
That’s the Freddie moment!”
The moment Freddie ‘occupied’ Adam !
He looked like a PHOENIX and that reminded me of Freddie’s AIDS charity called Mercury Phoenix Trust (Click HERE for link to their web site) and the concert was to raise funds for AIDS.
The picture was captured at the end of “The Show Must Go On.” This song started at an hour and a half into the performance and the first few notes were off.
NOTE: Only the obsessed would even notice.
Adam seems tired and distracted and Freddie sees an opportunity. All of a sudden Adam’s voice is magically and mystically perfect again. The next song is “Bohemian Rhapsody” which I know is impossible to perform with only a few people. Adam sings part of it and then Freddie appears on the big screen and sings a few bars. Then everyone leaves the stage as a light show provides a visual while the studio recording plays. Adam and the band return to the stage to finish the song with Adam turning around and saluting as Freddie sings,
“Any way the wind blows.”
UPDATE 7/2/2012: I just discovered this photo.
Notice Adam and Freddie are in the same position like a mirror image. That is because it is a mirror image taken right before Freddie exited Adam’s body. Waving “good bye”…for now.
Somehow they managed to do an epic encore ending with “We are the Champions.” Someone tweeted,
“ROCK fits Adam Lambert like a leather glove.”
“ROCK fits Adam Lambert like a tight pair of leather, lace crotch pants.”