At least they got off their asses and did something instead of sitting in their nice big fat swiss house laughing about it.
i'm not swiss Jon I didn't mean to sound as overly cynical as i did butdisagree with the way they have gone about doing this and to me it kind of seems like many just want the good publicity that came with doing it - especially when you hear about the cat fights etc that went with paul mccartney insisting he open and close; madonna/mariah carey etc.
A bit of a surprise, not really sure if it's a good one. I watched Live 8 just because I thought it was a lot more meaningful, although every other year of course I watch the Wimbledon final.
Some people still don't seem to understand that Live 8 had absolutely sod all to do with fundraising because that can only do so much. It's all about piling pressure on the 8 most powerful men in the world when they meet in Gleneagles (sp?) to decide whether the people in Africa deserve a better deal in life or if they should just leave them all in poverty. The way they wanted your help was by signing the list at live8live.com. Understand, Live 8 is about permanent changes and giving Africa the chance to work their way out of poverty. Live Aid was about immediate short term help.
Whether Live 8 actually worked, we shall find out very soon..................................