Last week I had the opportunity to go see a Queen tribute band, Gary Mullen and the Works and let me tell you it was amazing. I felt 18 again. Music has such an amazing power to take me back. The amazing thing about this wa it was stuff that had slipped a little into the recesses of my memories. I usually do one song for Musical Memories but that just won’t suffice this time. First a song that it took seeing the original video to really trigger the memories now it’s a favorite all over again.
The theme of our Homecoming Float my Senior year, That would 1984 was Another One Bites the Dust
It wasn’t so much the float or homecoming but the boy I hung out with after float building sessions that this always brings to mind.
Here’s one more just to mix things up a little.
The concert was kind of a roller coaster of emotion. As good as it was to be taken back and feel like I was seeing Freddie Mercury, there was the renewed sadness of the loss and the wonder of what all we missed by losing Freddie entirely too soon.
Thanks to my friends Seth and Brent who accompanied me to the show and to Gary Mullen and the Works for taking me back to 1980 something.