Waiting for your favourite band to come on stage can be very boring. That is, unless the audience decides to sing for itself.
In a remarkable video posted on Green Day’s YouTube channel, 65,000 London fans are seen and heard singing along to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” while they wait for the show to start.
The video, which has had over two million views since it was shared on Monday, shows the crowd sing the song almost spontaneously when the song comes on the concert speakers.
Commenters were entranced, with one saying “Freddie Mercury would be proud,” and another saying “Only Queen can rock an entire stadium without being there.”
Another commenter was struck by the power of such a moment, writing, “Seeing a British crowd singing that song after all of those things that happened in the U.K. is so beautiful! It clearly shows that British people are not afraid and they won’t stop listening to music, going to concerts, and continue living their British lives. Respect.”
Amazingly, this wasn’t the only time this week that Green Day fans took the music into their own hands. After the band’s scheduled concert in Glasgow on July 4 was cancelled due to “extreme weather conditions,” some diehard fans waited outside the band’s hotel singing some classic Green Day songs.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong posted a video on Instagram, saying he could hear his fans outside singing “Still Breathing”.
One fan posted a video on Twitter of the crowd outside the hotel singing “American Idiot”.