A couple of days ago marked the 33-year anniversary of Freddie Mercury performing live with Queen for the final time at Knebworth on August 9, 1986. While ‘Live Aid’ is seen as Queen’s last big show, especially with the release of the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ biopic last year, the band’s real final shows was a massive event, with over 120,000 fans in attendance, the biggest audience on the ‘Magic’ tour. U2 frontman Bono revealed how Freddie Mercury flirted with him backstage at Live Aid.
Queen even arrived by helicopter, and John Deacon said at the show about the band’s future, “Yes you do ask how long it’s going to go on…but if I could tell the future life would be quite boring.”
Freddie Mercury’s final words to the Queen fan family and his bandmates onstage were, “I think most of you know this is the last stop on our tour. You know that don’t you? And such a beautiful way to end it. I mean look at the lot of you. I might also add that this has been the best European tour for us, thanks to all you fuckers out there.”
Freddie Mercury Club wrote on Instagram about the show along with a video, “I can’t say enough that this is for me the LAST concert of Queen. Full stop. The end.👊 Some say on this day a big chapter in ‘Queen history’ was closed.📖 But I’ll say not a chapter but the whole book was closed on this day…the WHOLE BOOK 📓 🙏Thanks for one last great show Freddie…you went out in style just like always…on top of the world…👑 Missing you and loving you with my all…❤” A Blink-182 member kissing a Freddie Mercury photo was revealed a few days ago.