Watch 65,000 People Sing “Bohemian Rhapsody” Live at Green Day Revolution Radio Tour in London
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen will forever be marked as one of the greatest songs to have blessed this Earth since the beginning of time. The 6-minute track, that was almost thrown out of radio stations, is now one of the most revered songs in music and will uphold the memory of Queen and lyricist and lead singer-Freddie Mercury. We analysed the lyrics of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and deciphered what this mysterious, genre-fluid song means.
It comes as little surprise if somebody hears “Is this the real life…” sentence and then continue to sing the entire 6 minutes of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It is one of those songs you just cannot stop loving. It is Freddie Mercury’s brainchild and Queen’s greatest hit ever.
Green Day Revolution Radio Tour 2017
The American punk rock band Green Day toured America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in a span of 120 days from September 2016 to November 2017. The tour followed the release of Green Day’s twelfth studio album titled ‘Revolution Radio.’
On July 1, 2017, the Revolution Radio Tour hit Hyde Park, London, UK. As the dusk was settling in a mass of 65,000 fans were gathered at the green patch in London to witness Green Day. While the crowd patiently waited for the band to get on stage, music was playing in the background to keep the mass of people entertained. At one point, the melody for “Bohemian Rhapsody” started playing and all hell broke loose.
Watch 65,000 Fans Sing “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Green Day Concert in London
If you listen closely, you can hear that the crowd does not just sing along to the song. They even perform the high notes, operatic section, and even something similar to multi-tracks. You can hear the crowd dividing into two groups and singing the two notes of “Galileo” chant in the operatic bit of the song. Again the same effect at “let it go…” The crowd even performs the harmonies of the song perfectly.
The entire 65,000 fans start clapping in unison at the start of the operatic bit of “Bohemian Rhapsody” to the beat. They also start jumping up and down at the start of the Rock section of the song, in unison. The crowd-participation effect Queen had started back in the day is still resonating within the fans.
The entire performance was recorded through the band’s camera placed on the stage. Green Day eventually released the clip on their YouTube channel. This is one of the most amazing things we have witnessed in the history of music concerts. The power of music uniting an unimaginable variety of people in unison and joy! Isn’t that what music should be about!
Comment below your opinions on this chilling performance by the flock of fans. 65,000 is a mere estimate of the attendees at Hyde Park as no official source is to be found. However, the most number of attendees at Hyde Park, London for a concert is yet again by Queen on September 18, 1976. This free concert organized by billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is said to have attracted a crowd somewhere around 150,000 – 200,000 people (Source: BBC Music)