The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Monday, August 25, 2008

Golden Boy 2

I wrote about a Golden boy yesterday, and while in the quiet zone preceding the Democratic National Convention, I am remembering another Golden Boy, a song actually, by Freddie Mercury. In particular, the video of he and Montserrat Caballe performing in a celebration of the Olympic flag arriving from Seoul prior to the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics (so there…a tie in). Any excuse to see Freddy Mercury. The festival was called La Nit, and took place October 8, 1988 (the DVD says 1987, but I believe this in in error).

It is clear that Mercury and Montserrat truly enjoyed performing together, and as the soprano was born in Barcelona it seemed only natural to have her team up for this event. To learn more about her, click here.

And while this post is really about him and Montserrat, I will post a video of one of my favorite Queen songs at the end, for pure enjoyment.

The album, Barcelona, has this cute picture of the two on the back.

Here are the two performing "Barcelona" which became the theme of the 1992 games.

The must own DVD of Queen videos (Freddy Mercury The Video Collection) includes another video from that event, plus several others. Included is this, arguably one of the best videos ever produced. 1000 dancers with pink plastic corsets and sharpened breastplates, and a classic piano scene where Freddy pauses to tickle the ivories and chocolates rain down.

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