Live 8: "10 concerts, 100 artists, a million spectators, 2 billion viewers, and 1 message."
Did it work? Did it "make poverty history"? Were the shows good, great or indifferent? Is the world a better place? Was the G8 paying any attention? Can Africa be saved? Is it ours to save?
See highlights of the concerts from AOL here and thoughts on the shows and their ramifications from our writers below:
Pseudo-messianic Live 8 celebrities
Ugh, but this Live8 nonsense turns my stomach. The cheap egotism and particularly the delusions of grandeur among the participants really make me want to give these people a good old fashioned attitude adjustment up side the head. This event...
Posted to Culture by Al Barger on July 5, 2005 03:32 AM
Live 8 Concert - who really benefits?
The Live 8 Concert came and went with the usual fanfare. Googling the news pulled up items like: "Best Concert Ever", or "20,000 visit Moscow Red square". That's all very well and nice, but...
Posted to Politics by Blog Bloke on July 3, 2005 08:27 PM
Sunscreen, Reapply. Or What I Learned from Live 8.
The Kaiser Chiefs rocked, and I want to get that announcement out of the way because the portion of the crowd I was standing in seemed very confused by their short set. And I don’t watch television so I...
Posted to Music by Katharine Donelson on July 3, 2005 04:17 PM
Live at Live 8 Philly--Impressions from the Ground
The BM Rant had Live 8 covered yesterday, catching the majority of the day long concert. Here are pictures. Some thoughts on the day: 1. Despite some complaints I heard on my way back from Suburban Station about...
Posted to Music by Matthew Egan on July 3, 2005 12:49 PM