"I Want To Break Free": Heathrow Airport Baggage Handles Salute Freddie Mercury On His Posthumous Birthday
September 6, 2018 14:56 By Fabiosa
Most people know Freddie Mercury as the lead singer of legendary English rock band “Queen.” His iconic outfits and sometimes-bizarre antics on stage made him stand out in a growing music industry and earned him accolades that live to this day.
Playing alongside Brian May, Roger Taylor, and bass-guitar John deacon, his band released the 1975 hit album "A Night At The Opera." “Bohemian Rhapsody” became their breakout song and defined the perceptions of a new generation of music lovers.
Yesterday, baggage handlers at the Heathrow International Airport paid tribute to the late Mercury by putting on a show of his song “I Want to Break Free.”
The men dressed up in neon-green blazers a lot like something mercury would wear, with matching briefcases and performed to the delight of fans in different locations at the airport. But what is the connection between Mercury and baggage handlers?
Great start to my morning! Great fun! 👍🏻— John Blower (@JohnBlower) September 5, 2018
After graduation, Mercury worked several jobs, one of which was a baggage handler at the Heathrow Airport. Who would have thought? The performance is a tribute to the late Mercury on his birthday and prelude to the “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie set for premiere on October 24.
“Queen” released the song in 1984 on their 11th studio album, “The Works” and it reached number 3 in the UK selling over 200,000 copies.
THIS IS AMAZING I LOVE THIS— owl mom (@gjoobpaul) September 5, 2018
The video is already going viral and millions of people around the world are dropping comments on social media.
Mercury was an outstanding performer and even earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. “Mr. Robot” star, Rami Malek will be playing the role of Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody” and if the trailers are anything to go by, the film will be awesome. Don’t miss it.