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Subj: Re: New banner! Remember LIVE AID?
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 at 08:01:04 am EDT (Viewed 466 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! Remember LIVE AID?
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 at 06:33:11 pm EDT (Viewed 531 times)

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1985 gave us Live Aid, which to me was the next generation's Woodstock. Did you pay attention to it? Watch it on TV? Attend in person? Like it? Dislike it?

My oldest daughter was growing in her Mom's womb when this concert happened. My mind was mostly on that. But I took note of Live Aid and was impressed by the scope of it. Every time I heard about it or saw some of it, I thought of Woodstock. I also thought of Mecca and the hordes of pilgrims who flock there each year. Our banner makes me think of Mecca.

Stadium rock was something very much like a religious experience for many - and Live Aid was stadium rock unleashed to the utmost.



You should know me. I love the 80s! I watched most of it on TV. I couldn't even get to Philly, let alone London.

Queen's performance -- amazing! Mick & Tina. Elton John & George Michael. Led Zeppelin sort of came back together (even if they sucked).

As far as the scope of it, Live Aid was televised worldwide, so there's that, but there were only a measly 70-odd-thousand at Wembley and about 100k in Philly. At Woodstock, there were a staggering (literally, natch) 400,000 people. Woodstock went on for days, too. But Live Aid had a better purpose, imo.




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