I watched Live 8 on TV yesterday all ten and half hours. (Occupying TV and disappointing my housemates. :)) It was great to watch that biggest simultaneous live concerts, biggest TV and Internet event and most important of all, the biggest movement urging world’s leaders to take action on poverty. I really admired all the people who made this event happen: all musicians, organizers and sponsors.
Started with U2 and Paul McCartney, Wow!!! U2 was great. Surprise was when Bob Geldof introduced Bill Gates. He will donate $691.6 million. After that Gates introduced Dido. The most touching moment was when Bob Geldof showed the video clip of children in Africa. After that he brought in the girl who was benefited from “Live Aid 85” and soon Madonna came in. Others I liked: Dido, REM, Bjork, Velvet Revolver, Shakira, Green Day, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Bryan Adams, and Pink Floyd. O yeah! Dido was gorgeous at Live 8. Our TV channel missed out Def Leppard, Sarah McLachlan and Deep Purple I like.
Some quotes here:
"Mahatma Gandhi freed a continent, Martin Luther King freed a people, Nelson Mandela freed a country. It does work. They will listen."
"This is our moment. This is our time. This is our chance to stand up for what's right. "
"We're not looking for charity, we're looking for justice," "We cannot fix every problem, but the ones we can, we must."
"We know what to do. Some day in the future all people, no matter where they are born, will be able to live a healthy life.
"We can do this and when we do, it will be the best thing humanity has ever done."
"if you show people the problems and you show people the solutions they will be moved to act".
"This is really a united nations." "The whole world has come together in solidarity with the poor. On behalf of the poor, the voiceless and the weak, I say thank you. "
United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan
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Live 8 images on Yahoo
Images by David Cushing at flickr (best Live 8 images I’ve ever found.)