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Subj: Re: New banner! Remember LIVE AID?
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 at 11:34:01 pm EDT (Viewed 459 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! Remember LIVE AID?
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 at 06:33:11 pm EDT (Viewed 532 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.

Oh yeah, I remember Live Aid. It was quite an event.
My best memories are of U2 giving sensational performances with Sunday Bloody Sunday and especially Bad, during which Bono walked through the crowd singing snippets of Ruby Tuesday, Sympathy For The Devil and Walk On The Wild Side. Also, Queen was very impressive and Phil Collins performed in London and Philadelphia! I remember Dire Straights and The Pretenders

Stuff I don't remember and found on wikipedia:

The Who's performance which is funny because I've always loved The Who.
The lineup of bands at Philadelphia. There's one stretch with Black Sabbath, Run-DMC, Rick Springfield, REO Speedwagon, Crosby Stills and Nash and Judas Priest! What a mix!
The Cars. One of the biggest bands of the 80s but I was surprised when I saw them on the list.

It's disheatening reading aout the controversies involved with the festival. The Ethiopian government used much of the money to buy guns from Russia, Jimmy Page disliked Phil Collins' performance with Led Zep, Bob Geldof was a bit of a dick regarding the importance of some bands like the Hooters and Adam Ant.

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