Freddie Mercury: Queen’s nerves touring South America in 1981 – ‘It took some balls’ WATCH | Music | Entertainment –

Published On: Sun, Aug 22nd, 2021

Freddie Mercury: Queen’s nerves touring South America in 1981 – ‘It took some balls’ WATCH | Music | Entertainment


Jim said: “And I tried to explain to him that, rather like gladiatorial matches in Rome, this was panacea to the people. They never ever had this before, this would be an extraordinary experience.”

While Brian shared that once the whole South America tour was organised, they had a fleet of jumbo jets fly down their equipment.

Roger said: “The travel arrangements were very scary, with, you know, driving the wrong way along a raised motorway with outriders, with guys in big jeeps waving their big guns and getting the cars coming straight towards them to pull over.”

Meanwhile, Freddie was taking it all rather casually. When an interviewer asked him how it felt to play and sing before 200,000, he deadpanned followed by a smirk: “Haven’t done it yet.”



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