Band frontman Billy Joe Armstrong at the Green Day gig Image: Facebook
Now, this is what you call a fan-tastic performance. A crowd of 65,000 people who had gathered at London's Hyde Park for a Green Day concert sang along to Queen's iconic hit Bohemian Rhapsody, as they waited for the band to come on-stage. The stint might well be on its way to making history, as Green Day posted the video on their YouTube channel, and it has raked up more than two million views.
The video shows a huge number of people singing aloud and head-banging to Bohemian Rhapsody — the 1975 track by the legendary rock band Queen, which is one of the biggest rock hits of the century. This is, perhaps, the first time in history when 65,000 people sang aloud to a timeless rock ballad, while waiting for another rock band. "Only Queen can rock an entire stadium without even being there," wrote a YouTube commenter.
Grammy-winning Brit rock band Green Day, who are touring the UK right now, too, were clearly pumped by the audience's exuberance. They shared a snippet on Instagram from the Hyde Park performance.