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Buckingham Palace Guards Play 'Bohemian Rhapsody' To Celebrate Golden Globes Win

No matter how popular a tourist attraction is, your enjoyment of it will still depend on the circumstances you saw it in. For instance, I was very impressed when I visited Buckingham Palace, but I had a hard time getting excited about watching the guards out front.

Why? Because it was both cold and raining really hard and I got hassled by a guy who told me, "You are stupid. Very very."

However, I'm sure my tune would change a lot if I was there during the beautiful day when this impromptu show happened.

Yesterday, the royal guards at Buckingham Palace took a break from their silent vigilance for a little jam session.

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Granted, it was still a very orderly and disciplined jam session, but it delighted the crowd nonetheless.

It didn't take them long to figure out that the guards were playing the iconic melodies of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Although these guards were men of few words, as usual, it wasn't hard to see what the occasion was here.

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The night before, the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody had just snagged two major awards at the Golden Globes.

One went to Rami Malek as the best actor in a drama motion picture for his portrayal of Mercury, while the other went to the film at large for a surprise win as best drama movie.

So it seemed like as good a time as any to pay tribute to some true legends of British rock.

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And let's not pretend that leading a brass band through Brian May's dynamic, complex guitar solo before the song picks up speed is any small feat.

Still, there was one thing that was sorely missing from the festivities: Headbanging.

Sure, such a gesture would be totally at odds with every bit of training the guards had ever received, but watching those fluffy hats of theirs bob around would be quite the sight to behold.

Of course, the whole thing just isn't the same when you can't hear it for yourself.

Fortunately, someone took a video of a significant chunk of the performance, so we don't have to worry about missing out.

And yes, it's definitely a sign.