How I met Brian May & Roger Taylor from Queen

London, Music

London is a special place, with special people and dreamlike moments.

A few weeks ago I met with my university friend Karina for touristic Sunday with the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, breakfast at Hyde Park, stroll in Kensington, and visit to the National History Museum. Towards the evening I remembered that I saw an article shared on Facebook about switching of Bohemian Rhapsody inspired lighting on Carnaby Street, and that members of Queen are rumored to be there as well.

Hungry and tired after a long day of walking, we went towards Carnaby Street, just before the time mentioned in the article. We noticed a small, but growing queue near a Queen pop-up store at the beginning of the street, and decided to wait & see. Nothing happened at seven o’clock, and people (& dogs!) were leaving the place. Fireworks and music at the other end of the street started only at eight, marking the switching of the lights (which are truly amazing, see the last video!). All this time random people with VIP Queen and 20th Century Fox badges were going in and out of the store. I literally took pictures of everyone, just in case they are secret celebrities 😀 after fireworks it looked like they are throwing an afterparty inside the shop. If to be honest, most of the attendees looked far away from being a VIP or even far from being invited to a party with rock-music legends. More like “I woke up like this” 😀 After almost three hours of waiting we were granted with an almost dreamlike experience – we met Brian May and Roger Taylor from QUEEN! Brian even gave me a handshake, I didn’t want to take my hand away and was holding him so tight! We waited till they left the party, I even got very close to Brian’s car and told him something random like “come back again” ahahaha. One guy was lucky enough to get his guitar signed! If to sum up, I can say that Queen guys were very lovely and kind towards fans, which sometimes is a big rarity in show business. Oh, how I would like to meet Freddie, but this will never happen 😦 looking forward to seeing brand new Bohemian Rhapsody movie! And meeting more celebrities ❤

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