Apr 26, 2008

They Did Indeed Rock Me!

Scribbled by Perky |

It was exactly a week ago that I finally made my childhood dream come true. Well okay, not all of the dream came true, but I was thisclose to living my dream.

Together with the sistahs and a boyfriend, we went to Singapore to watch this:

Yeap, it’s Queen’s We Will Rock You Musical. For those of you who do not know me, I’m a HUGE Queen fan. I grew up in a household where we listened religiously to the magical sounds of Queen, all thanks to dad.

(Some of the Queen dvds that I have. Yeah, I know, it's incomplete without the Live in Wembley concert)

My hero was and still is the great and flamboyant Farrokh Bulsara, or better known as Freddie Mercury. It has always been my childhood dream to meet Freddie one day, but sadly he passed away even before I was old enough to go to any rock concert.


I even tak kemaluan berangan-angan dreamt of sharing the stage with Queen as their second guitarist. Of course, I came down that cloud albeit rather slowly, seeing how I VERY much lack the guitar skills of Brian May. But, anyhoo, I could always play the tambourine ;)

Oh my God, of all the musicians I admire, Freddie to me is the icing of all icings on the cake. He could keep me glued to the tv screen by his stage presence (and let’s not forget, he’s got the balls to perform on stage in tights or in hotpants). He sings pitch perfect and his vocal range is like the length of my arms times 100. To me, he is a true musician – he sings, he plays instrument and writes songs that is still relevant in the age of push buttons to make music computerized music techno.

So, you see, this musical was the closest I could get to watching my all-time heroes perform. If I can’t watch a Queen concert back when Freddie was alive, I might as well soak in the music of Queen, even it was just only a musical.

The Musical was a celebration of Queen, and I was like a kid in a big ass candy store. And the best part of living this dream was the company I had in Singapore – my darling McChef, my just-as-big-a-fan sister Big Fat Witch, Bibik Nyonya the diva and Cikgu Kitty Cat.

I’m not gonna touch so much on the trip as you can read about the trip in Bibik’s blog.

The cast in the Singapore’s We Will Rock You musical featured the super hot Mig Ayesa (whom some of you may remember him as one of the finalist in Rockstar INXS).

I mean, this guy is hot. H-O-T HAWT!!

Even Big Fat Witch, who normally doesn’t drool over guys (not that I’m calling her a lesbo, lah) goes goo goo gaga over this man. Anyways, Mig plays the lead role in the musical as Gallileo. I love his interpretation of Gallileo and this man can really sing.

The accompanying music was so damn good that I actually thought the cast was singing on minus-1. The guy who played the lead guitar sounded just as good as Brian May’s playing (according to Big Fat Witch, he’s only 19 years old!! He’s too young to be that fucking talented it’s fucking outrageous!). Everyone on the musical was effing great.

This musical is so damn good. The best I’ve seen so far. Even Cikgu Kitty Cat says this was THE BEST SHOW EVER! And mind you, she’s watched The Phantom of the Opera okeh…

I urge all of you to watch this musical. Even if you’re not a Queen fan, you should watch it for the experience. Hey, Bibik who was clueless as to who Queen are, truly enjoyed himself (can you believe it, he actually thought that Somebody To Love was originally from the Happy Feet movie! I forgive you, Bibik.).

You will definitely have your world rocked.

Queen's We Will Rock You Musical will be playing in Hong Kong from 16 May '08. Go check it out.

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13 Your say:

Anonymous said...

would love to watch this musical but we in sarawak don't have that kind of quality entertainment around. i once owned the double cassette "queen's greatest hits" in the old days just b'cos i liked wayne's world so much. my ultimate dream would be playing with pearl jam but i know i'm not worthy of it, so it's good enough for me to just sing along loudly in my car...

lyana said...

ohhhhhhhhhh i hope it plays Brisbane! *MIG! MIG! MIG! he's based in sydney...so maybe, just maybe- the musical will be here too!~ *if it hasn't already and I missed it..so hope there'll be a return*hopeful look*

saw the review on bibik's and am trying to find out whether i'll have a chance to watch it, too. :)

but er, didn't know 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is banned in Malaysia (fr Bibik's blog). why, meh?

and hey, hamboi the diva tangkap candid shot pun sempat posing gitu....

lyana said...

apparently it was staged in melbourne after its london sensational debut in 2003 and sydney in 2004. :(


Perky said...

Ooh I remember those casette things... thank god for CDs. It was so hard to rewind or forward to other tracks on casette! hehehe...

You love Pearl Jam? You got taste! ;) I used to be hooked onto Pearl Jam (esp their album Ten) coz my bro was a big fan. He even had me tab out some of their songs on piano just so he can have me accompany him playing the guitar!

Bohemian Rhapsody is banned bcoz some "sensitive" lyrics (it even has a reference to the devil). But if you ask me, it shouldn't even be an issue coz it's theatrical. There are far more worst lyrics these days (girls going down on guys... sex sex & more sex, etc etc).

Well, I do hope you watch it - esp the 1 featuring Mig. Not so into the original guy that played Galileo coz his interpretation of the role is wayyy to theatre for a rock musical.

But yeah, go watch it anyway! :)

savante said...

Bloody hell! And I'll miss it probably since I'll be busy these few months.

The Banker said...

hey i love queen!! my room mate back in uni was a huge fan and he got me to listen to the whole queen playlist it seems.

wacky, fun songs yet very very intricate melody structure. phew, legends!

boku-wa-kuma (watashi wa nihonjin desu!) said...

wahh... berani amik gmbar dlm MRT?... last time my fren & i tried, there's an aunty warning us not to take pictures in the MRT areas... i dunno the logic behind this.... it's not like i buat fashion show runaway inside the MRT kan??... being cam whores, we just ignored the aunty & snappy2 our pics sampai we ouls puas... hehehehe....

anyway, glad that uols have had such a wonderful trip in singapore... :)

Perky said...

Well, that's just too bad hun! ;)

The Banker:
Right on, brother! You should google their videos. They're equally as wacky!

Kuma perasan Nihonjin:
Eh mestilah berani coz we all kan camwhores. I think that aunty sajer je dun wan you to take pics coz I dont remember seeing any signs that says cannot take pics. You all posing ala ala Pussycat Dolls ke in the mrrt? ;)

Catty said...

Definitely 100 times better than Phantom! Loved every single moment of it. I can't say enough great things about this show. I SO wanna watch it again and again! And Mig Ayesa is sooo sexy and funny and animated and damn talented la! :D

Aziya said...
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Aziya said...

Oh... yes..yes.. Mr. Freddie Mercury is undoubtedly legend singer. I still listened to Queen's song until today... the love never decayed i say *wink*

To Lyana: I think because they use the word "Bismillah"... in the lyrics (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Bismillah! no-,we will not let you go-let him go-

and maybe some other controversial lyrics in BR like..

Mama,just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head,
Pulled my trigger,now hes dead,
Mama,life had just begun,
But now Ive gone and thrown it all away

"mama.. I don't to die.. I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all"

Perky said...

I'm glad you really enjoyed yourself! :D Oh how I wish they'd come around our region again! Habislah... you & jubes can quarrel over Mig ;)

Aaaah another Queen fan! :D

I don't think that verse was the 1 that sparked the controversy. There are suicidal songs that are being played on the radio.

The Bismillah part yes. I do believe that the line "Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me" is also part of the reason why the song is ban, as that is actually a reference to the devil Beelzebub.

Aziya said...

Damn.. i forgot about the devil Beelzebub... hehehehe...