Originally posted by MiMacI'm sure a lot of you are watching/listening to the concerts around the world now.
Excellent music and an excellent cause!
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I am truly skeptical of how these concerts will actually help Africa really. Now I'm totally for helping out Africa, but I just don't understand the mentality of hosting several concerts to raise awareness. I have seen and heard very little of the actual concerts, but this past week all that has been on the radio is Live 8 this and Live 8 that. And y'know what? It's all been about the music... This is really promoting the cause? More like promoting the bands.
To be honest, I lost it with this idea when Geldof decided freedom of speech was no longer allowed
. I know a lot of my friends tell me to shut up and stop being a geek, but ebay represents (or used to) a free market, and one person can come along and be the law - it's not right.
He says it's okay if the bands make money of the back of Live 8, then two days later says normal folk can't sell their tickets. Anyway, I'm sure for weeks to come, probably months, we'll here about the biggest concert in the world ever, the bands that played. Maybe the G8 summit news will make it to page 4 in the more reputable newspapers, maybe.
If you really want to help these people, the best we can hope to do is to fly over and help build a shelter, or a hospital, or a school. Let the governments know we care yes, but lets face it we're hardly showing we care by going to watch tens of famous artists in a nice field with huge screens and bottles of beer.