The Show Must Go On: #FridayFictioneers

The Show Must Go On: #FridayFictioneers

Live Aid Concert, a fund raiser for the Ethiopian famine

13 July, 1985

Wembley Stadium, London

Organisers: Bob Geldof and Midge Ure

Photo courtesy: Na’ama Yehuda


The rains were not going to be a deterrent. The serpentine queue had a story to tell. A packed stadium of 72,000 enthusiastic fans.

A show-stopping 21-minute performance made Live-Aid the greatest concerts of all times.

Nobody could tell Freddie had been diagnosed with AIDS, just before the concert. He took the stage by storm, wooing his audience like no other.

The history of rock was redefined forever.

The show must go on!


Freddie Mercury of Queen performs on stage at Live Aid, Wembley Stadium, London Courtesy: Imgur/Pinterest





Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt above. 

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.


38 thoughts on “The Show Must Go On: #FridayFictioneers

  1. Nice to see you here, Natasha. Freddy Mercury was in a class all by himself. He had the entire package – singing, instruments, a stage presence like few others. Tears come to my eyes whenever I hear his voice. Why was he taken from us too soon? I hope you will join us again, time and again.

  2. I remember watching Live Aid on TV, and being so moved by it. That was the first time anything this big had ever been done (Phil Collins played on two continents on the same day!) I was completely in awe. And loved that musicians from all genres participated. Moving performances across the board.

    1. Hello Kim,

      Thank you for coming by and for sharing your thoughts. I’m so glad you enjoyed Live Aid too. Though I never watched it live on TV, but did eventually catch on the video recordings and I was floored to say the least.

      Yes, totally moving performances across the board. History was made with Live Aid.

  3. WOW! He was so great, so amazing, so handsome and what a voice! and the first band that Granny has seen in her live when she was a teen, Queen just started to get famous with Killer Queen in our Country, . She was in love the moment she saw him Pawkisses for a wonderful week ahead

    1. Awwww, so lovely to hear about your and granny’s account.
      Freddie was one of a kind. A star in his own right.

      Lucky granny to have seen him live.

      Love KillerQueen.

      Hugs and kisses back at you. <3

  4. Natasha,

    Thanks for stepping on to the dance floor with the 4M gang for the best party in Blogosphere. 😉 I hope you’ll decide to play along each week. Next Monday is ‘your choice song picks’ so that’s a great time to spin whatever’s movin’ you on the turntable. Have a boogietastic week and thanks for sharing this dance with me, darlin’! 😉

    1. Was fun to step in with my favourite bands of all times, Sweety.
      I’ll be traveling most of October, so forgive me if I don’t link up. But will try to do so once I’m back wary November.

      I’m glad you liked Freddie’s music. Are you a fan too? 🙂

  5. That show was absolutely awesome! I watched this one from beginning to end for sure! The only one I ever saw was like a movie… this one is more like live. WOW! Thanks so much for sharing. Great choice. Did you ever get to see the new movie out recently about Queen? I thought it was great and really almost had me in tears. Thank you for posting a great video and playing along with us! ROCK ON!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the video. Imagine how spectacular the show must have been, Marie.
      The movie, Bohemian Rhapsody was extraordinary. I loved it and I like you laughed and cried.☺️
      So glad you swung by. ♥️

  6. I didn’t see Live Aid, but I watched “Bohemian Rhapsody” earlier this year where it was re-enacted. Such a dynamic performer, cut down in the prime of his life. Gone too soon. I love this tribute story for Freddy and Queen.

  7. I saw Bohemian Rhapsody. I enjoyed it but was disappointed in how much they ignored the facts in favor of dramatization. I read that they took a lot of liberties in the movie, so I read up on it after I saw it. It’s still tragic that Freddie Mercury died so young. He was incredibly creative and talented and a hell of an entertainer. “Under Pressure” with David Bowie is one of my favorite songs.

    1. I still loved Bohemian Rhapsody and I thought Ramy Malek just nailed it as Freddie.

      Yes, Freddie’s loss was the greatest tragedies to music.

      Under pressure is fabulous indeed.

      Thanks for swinging by Nobbin.

  8. I remember sitting in front of the TV and watching the Band Aid concert for hours. As for Freddy: one of the greatest voices in rock of all time. Great take on the photo prompt, Natasha.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    p.s. it has taken several attempts to go through your security checks – you might want to reduce them to make commenting easier.

    1. I’m so sorry you were inconvenienced while commenting, Susan.
      I haven’t really installed any complex security checks. But could you please elaborate what they were like? I’ll see to it for sure.

      It’s heartening to hear that you watched the concert live.
      Yes, Freddie was indeed the greatest showman of all.

      Thanks for swinging by.

  9. Dear Natasha,

    I love where you took the prompt. Freddy Mercury was quite a presence. Well done.



    1. I’m so glad this spoke to you, Rochelle.
      I had fun spinning this tale.
      I wish I’d watched him live.

      Did you watch Bohemian Rhapsody the film? It’s stellar and Rami Malek did such a fab job.

      Have a blessed week ahead!

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