In a twenty-minute set, in front of a live audience of 72,000 people, with no special effects, the band managed to deliver the greatest live performance of all time. The energy for this performance was indescribable (Have you SEEN Freddie dancing across the stage??), and, despite being hesitant about taking on this performance, they STOLE THE SHOW. Even nearly thirty years later, Queen’s performance at Live Aid is mentioned as the greatest of all time. It was seamless, perfect, and almost overwhelmingly amazing. Taking some risks on the vocals led to Freddie’s “Note Heard ‘Round the World” in Radio Gaga, and the call-and-response bit with the audience has become legendary. Everyone was at the top of their game, and it resulted in the most incredible performance the world has ever seen.
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