Massive Crowd Sings ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

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The London crowd of 65,000 Green Day fans sang a Queen classic in between acts

Ever wonder what it would sound like if 65,000 people sang Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in unison? That’s exactly what happened—spontaneously—on July 1, 2017, in London.

The scene was the city’s Hyde Park, where the massive crowd had gathered to hear a punk-rock bill topped by Green Day. While waiting for the American band to take the stage, the audience began to sing the Queen classic—in its entirety.

Scroll down to listen to “Bohemian Rhapsody” as sung by tens of thousands of Brits, from two different vantage points, as they wait to hear the headlining band.

This was not the first time a huge Green Day crowd sang “Bohemian Rhapsody” prior to the band’s performance: In 2013 the same phenomenon took place at Emirates Stadium, also in London.

As for the concert itself, the British press raved about the show overall, which was headlined by the Americans but also featured reunions of classic British punk acts the Damned, Stiff Little Fingers and the Stranglers.

Green Day, the pundits reported, stuck largely to classics from their catalog, including “Holiday,” “Basket Case,” “American Idiot,” “Jesus of Suburbia,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “Minority,” as well as newer tracks like “Bang Bang“ and the title track from 2016’s Revolution Radio.

The band also paid tribute to the Stones and the Beatles as part of a medley, and to the late George Michael, with saxophonist Jason Freese playing “Careless Whisper.”

The English reports noted that Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong made some political comments during the show, but then added, “When I see people singing and dancing together, this is proof. This is the human experience. We come here tonight; we sing together… drink together. This is about freedom.”

Listen to 65,000 Green Day fans singing “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Watch the audience sing the song from the crowd’s perspective

Related: Queen record “Bohemian Rhapsody” in 1975

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