Rare clip of Freddie Mercury: The star talks about overcoming Rio’s insecurities with his “housewife” approach.
Rare performance afterparty film of FREDDIE MERCURY from Rock in Rio shows the Queen singer discussing how the band overcame their worries of performing in Brazil by using a “housewife” approach before stepping on stage.
Queen headlined the historic Rock in Rio festival in January 1985, performing to over 600,000 Brazilian fans on opening night and at the closing show. The concerts are the focus of this week’s Queen the Greatest episode, which includes some rare footage of Freddie Mercury and the band reflecting on the once-in-a-lifetime event. When the Queen singer arrived in Rio, he was asked how things were going.
“I think everything is going to be fine,” Freddie Mercury responded. I guess I’m experiencing first-night nerves because this is my first big night.
“We’re going to keep an eye on the other bands to see how they’re doing.”
I just want to have a sense of everything.”
Queen held an afterparty after entering the stage at 2 a.m., where Freddie was asked, “What’s it feel gazing out over all that tremendous quantity of people?”
“Well, it’s mind-boggling, you know, and to me I just…,” the actor answered casually.
To be honest, it’s like being a housewife; I just get on there and do my work and then come home.”
Do you like to hear the latest music from your favorite artists? To listen to limitless music on Amazon Music, sign up for a free 30-day trial at this link. “Surely it can’t be like being a housewife?” the interviewer pressed. “Oh, you know what I mean,” Freddie replied. To me, it’s just a job, but it’s mind-boggling, and what can I say, it’s very fantastic. You saw those individuals there, right?
“When you have a crowd like that and an event like that, the adrenaline just takes over, and I guess I was cavorting around a little more than usual, I don’t know.”
The singer also mentioned how bands were first hesitant to perform in Rio, but Queen were up for it.
“The government genuinely wanted us to be here,” Freddie explained.
“And I think a lot of the groups were hesitant to come here in the beginning, so we took the risk.” And then there was this!” “[It] went very. “Brinkwire Summary News,” Queen drummer Roger Taylor said of the show during the afterparty.