Side-By-Side Video Of Queen’s Live Aid Performance And Bohemian Rhapsody’s Version Is Incredible

Bohemian Rhapsody dominated the box office and took home Golden Globes for Best Actor and Best Drama. But, the film was met with mixed reviews from critics. It currently has a score of 62% on Rotten Tomatoes (but a 90% from the audience).

Regardless on your thoughts of the movie or your thoughts on Queen, you have to admit that this is cool. Someone put together a side-by-side video of the band’s actual Live Aid performance and the movie’s take on it. And it is spot on.

Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury in the film told Collider, “We had an audience of Queen fans out there recreating that iconic concert and it’s an adrenaline rush like you could never imagine.”

Gwilym Lee, Brian May in the film, added, “We’d studied that footage endlessly in the lead-up to filming. I remember every time watching it just being mesmerized by the whole thing but particularly Freddie’s ability to engage 70,000 people at once. I remember the buzz of watching that footage on my little computer screen, studying, and then being on set that was perfectly replicated.

Their hard work paid off. Check out the video below.