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Watched The Who...That was all I cared about. Though MTV/VH1 did a TERRIBLE job at covering it...would've used the AOL feed, but I don't have WMP on this computer.

Seriously, does MTV even know anything about music anymore? They didn't show the first song "Who Are You?" Then during "Won't Get Fooled Again" they kept cutting away from Pete's trademark windmills to the stupid drummer (WHO ISN'T A MEMBER OF THE WHO!!!). Gah...
 

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Nice to see Pink Floyd perform again - 24 yrs since they last did.

I just realised I must have seen one of their last gigs together.....The Wall in Dortmund in 1981.....Whoa, memories....:cool:

...I still have the badge as well....the T-shirt hasnt fitted me for a loooong time now ;)
 

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Saw Green Day performing American Idiot in Berlin earlier, that was pretty good. And Linkin Park and Jay Z performing together in Philadelphia earlier was kinda fantastic.
 

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london does have the best line up. the tv coverage is terrible you would think they would just show the bands but no its all interviews and garbage like that. but yeah sign the petition its for a good cause even though the G8 is already wiping the slate clean as it is the live 8 show is for more relief money than debt forgiveness.
 

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rooster said:
... even though the G8 is already wiping the slate clean as it is the live 8 show is for more relief money than debt forgiveness.
rooster,

"Two weeks ago 280 million Africans woke up for the first time in their lives without owing you or me a penny from the burden of debt that has crippled them and their countries for so long. The deal struck by G7 Finance Ministers was a victory for the millions of people in the campaigns around the world. But the deal affects, immediately, only 18 countries. There are twice that number in need of help, including Nigeria. And though debt cancellation should be directed in ways that reduce poverty and improve governance it must not come with arduous economic strings attached."
Source - Live 8

It is a start - but they can finish it if they have the desire...
 

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Who was the drummer with the Who? I thought he was brilliant - way better than Kenny Jones and almost as great as Zak Starkey has been - so better than the patchy Moon, too?

And who was the guitarist with Maca? He looked very familiar.

Hyde Park has just ended.

Plus points: A few GREAT performances - the Who, Floyd (with the exception of a dire Comfortably Numb), Stereophonics, Robbie Williams, Scissor Sisters
Good performances from Razorlight, Madonna (even though she sang badly flat), Joss Stone, the Killers and Velvet Revolver, U2

Minus points: Way too much downbeat and miserable stuff (especially early on)
No Oasis, Clapton, Queen, Stones, Bowie or Jools Holland.
No 22-20s, Music, Franz Ferdinand or any upbeat newcomers (you guys got the Kaisers!)
Stupidly long gaps that could and should have been shorter or filled by co-ordinated fills from the other European concerts, as happened during the original Live Aid.
Awful TV coverage, with time wasted on stupid Vox Pops with the public, who (surprise surprise) came out with inarticulate cliches, and with celebrity liggers backstage. Who cares what Neil Morrissey thought?
The political films seen between acts by the audience went largely unseen by the TV audience. Coldplay's Chris Martin said: "And now you'll see a film if the BBC is doing its job properly." It wasn't. We didn't. But we did get some stilted piece of lowest common denominator interview with Ferne Cotton and some other half-wit. And throughout a long afternoon we got a lot of crap from Jonathan Ross and others.
No prospect of seeing the other concerts in full.


They've now started showing Philly - great start from the Kaisers and then by the Black Eyed Peas (who injected even more adrenalin) and even Bon Jovi (who kept it rocking).

And big ups to the Black Eyed Pea (dunno his name) who urged the US audience to educate itself about the issues. The US has more heart than any nation on earth, but 70% of you don't have passports and your news is insular and inward looking beyond belief. The rest of the planet needs active US participation and interest.
 

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I was there today! I was at Live 8 in Philadelphia all day!

I must agree that London did have the best lineup. The only wothwhile bands at the Philly one were Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, and Stevie Wonder. What a crwod though! It was pretty cool, the only problem now is the cleanup. It needs to be done before July 4th and the Welcome America celebration. Stupid people and their litter, polluting and killing the earht *grumbles*.
 

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It's on our free to air now. I just saw Madonna. She did a good job of Like A Prayer.
 

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Man I tivo'd it. It was amazaing, just knowing there is still good in the world today. I signed the petition. the music was good, especially from london, coldplay was great. And I really liked the Cover of We are the champions by green day. One of the best days in music history.
 

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Photonicspartan said:
One of the best days in music history.
You have got that right!:)

Bob Geldof is a terrific man, and deserves so much praise. I really hope this finally gets the politions aware of all the poverty.

There will be NO side stepping this one guys.
 

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If these musicians wanted to make a difference they'd devote their lives to helping the downtrodden. Performing a few songs for one day is a completely pointless gesture. I am willing to bet the majority of the artists wanted the publicity, and don't care. Some do, most don't. The ironic thing is, that even if the G8 leaders followed through on most of the "demands" of Live 8, it would not make a difference. The situation would remain the same.
 
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