God, why did Freddie Mercury have to die? This is a question I find myself asking often. Why? Because I love Freddie and I love the band Queen. Sadly, God never answers me.
On its opening day, November 2nd, 2018, I went to see the movie, Bohemian Rapsody and it was a memorable day in my life. That movie made me fall even more in love with Queen and no joke, I probably played every Queen song on repeat for a good two-weeks after to fuel my obsession.
In addition to my passion for Queen and their music, I also really love Adam Lambert. I adore his voice, his outfits, and his overall demeanor. When he was on American Idol and sang Bohemian Rhapsody, my mom and I fell in love. After his American Idol days, he actually was on tour and came to New Jersey…but I was too young to go. Luckily, my dad went by the merchandise stand and got me a shirt…I still wear this shirt with pride today. (Seen below) In 2016, Adam came to Charlotte and I did get to go to that show, so don’t worry I got my fix.
Well, today I found out Netflix released a new documentary film called, The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story, and I immediately pressed play. As I submerged myself in the story of Freddie, Queen, and how Adman Lambert helped resurrect the band. I learned about how fans, old and new, engaged with the band and its transformation, and it was like Freddie had never left…it was magical.
This documentary looks into what happened after Freddie’s untimely death and the mission to find a replacement vocalist that would benefit the band. This hour and a half long doc originally aired on ABC but is now available on Netflix for subscribers to enjoy. You truly get the full story of the band’s ups and downs, Adam’s journey with himself and Queen, and how Queen’s music made such an influential impact on our culture.
Overall, I would 100% recommend seeing the film if you have an appreciation for Queen and their unique music. (Also if you love Adam Lambert) The music is great, the story is moving and man, it makes me miss Freddie even more. One day, I hope I can meet Queen, Adam Lambert, and of course, Freddie Mercury.