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Russell 07-02-2005 08:14 PM

Live 8
 
Did anyone here beside me go to Live 8? I went to the one in Philly for 4 - 5 hours...it was really fun...

wasabi 07-02-2005 08:35 PM

Russell, I don't know what Live 8 is. Can you enlighten me?

Russell 07-02-2005 08:44 PM

First off visist these websites:
www.one.org
www.live8live.com

Secondly, Live 8 is the largest concert in the world, consisting of ten concerts in 9 different countries (The one I went to pulled a crowd of over 1 mill. people), largest text message rally, and largest TV audience for a concert. What it also is, more importantly, is to show the leaders of the G8 countries (UK, USA, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, and Canada) to pledge a certain amount of money to "Make poverty history". All the money made during the 10 concerts around the globe goes towards making an end to ppoverty, as well as the billions of dollars pledged by the G8.
List of all the concerts:
Philly
London
Berlin
Rome
Versailles (Paris)
Tokyo
Johannasburg
Toronto
Moscow (?)
And another in UK


From June 6th to June 8th the G8 Leaders are going to meet in scotland and discuss poverty, and we will see if they pledge.

Russell 07-02-2005 08:50 PM

Check this out to watch the whole 7 hours thing: https://music.aol.com/live_8_concert/live_now

middie 07-02-2005 09:19 PM

wasabi... in a nut shell it's live aid all over again.
just think back to 1985 lol

Russell 07-02-2005 09:20 PM

It is Live Aid all over again. Its organised by the same person.

wasabi 07-02-2005 09:20 PM

Russell, you were very lucky to attend one of these concerts. I have it on now. Thanks for telling me about it.......wasabi

Russell 07-02-2005 09:22 PM

They were only supposed to be 6 hours long but somehow the UK one lasted 13 hours...

luvs 07-02-2005 09:29 PM

i didn't see it in person, but i watched a little of it cause i wanted to see pink floyd play.

Russell 07-02-2005 10:39 PM

I watched pink floyd play on tv...that's the first time they played together in like 20 years (way before i was born :P)

luvs 07-02-2005 11:50 PM

yeah, i know....
it's cool, though. there's always 'the wall' to watch and all thier albums to listen to. plus there have been roger waters shows and laser light shows. the laser shows were a big thing around here when i was like 18.

Ishbel 07-03-2005 07:06 AM

Edinburgh (my home town) had a huge Live8 rally/march yesterday.

My daughter went to the Live8 concert in London. I'm amazed how little impact the Live8 concerts seem to have made on the general public in the USA. It was the biggest event in the UK yesterday! The Japanese one was also successful.

The Live8 concerts were masterminded by the same British people as LiveAid, 20 years ago... Although Bob Geldof is the front man - he's not the only person involved - but as an Irishman, he brings great passion to those causes he champions.

The G8 happens in Gleneagles in a few days' time. I can only hope that it passes peacefully. Many of the shops in central Edinburgh were boarded up yesterday - but there was very little trouble.

Russell 07-03-2005 10:53 AM

I saw the rally on the news yesterday.


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