Osaka 1998

report by Fumihiro Nakano (thanks a lot!!) :

'IMP Hall' in Osaka has a capacity of 1,200 people and standing only. (I think this hall looks like Petofi Hall
where Brian played in Budapest.)

The show was delayed for about 30min, because Brian was very busy at the time. He arrived at the hall at 18:30 !
Before the concert was starting, I met the guy at the hotel where I stayed in Osaka. I knew he was a
QUEEN fan, because he wore a QUEEN  t-shirt. He said to me that he came to Japan from
Australia/Melbourne for Brian's concert ! That's great ! (I'll be happy, if I could hear from him again :-)
Please ! ) <If you read this please get in touch with me, and I´ll give you Fumihiro´s E-mail address>

Anyway the show started at 19:00. There was no support band.

Tonight the show was the last concert for me. At 19:00 the lights went out and the curtain which looks like
the tree from the cover for 'Another Wold' album came down. Then Dance With The Devil was
played on tape.

After T.E. Conway was intoduced to us in japanese language, the show started with Brian dressed as the
Twitty Conway and he began to singthe song called It's Only Make Believe. Tonight again, almost no-one
of the audience didn't know that it  was Brian himself. After the song Twitty said to us 'Konbanwa' by japanese.

After the song C'mon Babe, Brian suddenly appeared at the right side of the stage. He didn't use the
stairs like the european concerts. He performed  the song Space with his guitar. The song was over, and he said
to us 'Konnichiwa ! Konnichiwa Osaka !' in japanese language ! The QUEEN Medley was great. The audience
became to too hot. In the acoustic set, Brian said 'Anatagatawa totemo yasashiidesu', before he played Love
Of My Life. He also said 'Korewa Freddie no utadesu' in japanese. Please try to translate it into english !

He played 39/On My Way Up. It started with a short acoustic guitar solo by brian. I like this song On May
Way Up very much. Tonight's Brighton Rock was different from his normal guitar solo. He played this
song start with the middle part of Get Down Make Love.

The first encore was Another World and All The Way From Memphis. Brian introduced the song
Another World as 'Betsu sekai' by japanese. The 2nd encore was Teo Toriatte. Brian said 'This is the
last night in Japan, I'm afraid. We feel little sad. But I think I wish come back very soon, okay ?'. We all
sang 'Teo Toriatte Konomama Ikou Aisuruhitoyo...'.

The show ended and Brian said 'Doumo Arigatou Gozaimashita. Mata Aimashou.', then Why Don't We
Try Again played on tape...

I thought the all 4 shows in Japan were wonderful concerts, and I was satisfied with them. Doumo
Arigatou, Brian ! Also thanks Spike,Neil,Jamie,Susie,Zoe and Eric ! You were the good company, I think.

Finally, tomorrow I have to go back to Tokyo, my home :-(


PS. BTW, on Nov 15th, they went to Australia by airplane from Narita airport in Tokyo. After they take
some holidays, their show must go on !

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