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Freddie Mercury’s Grand Re-entrance Was Enough To Distract From His Mustache

Freddie Mercury Of Queen
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“You may be cool, but you will never be Freddie Mercury riding Darth Vader cool,” said the person who shared this legendary photo on Reddit. A statement that rings true for many.

Freddie Mercury was always known for being over-the-top, so for The Game Tour of 1980, he would come out for the encore on the shoulders of Darth Vader. At the time, Mercury’s newly grown mustache was the ire of many loyal fans, who were so perturbed they threw razors onstage.