Live 8 Was Magic – Published: 3 Jul 2005

Tim’s report from Live 8 – is now here.

Pink Floyd at Live 8

Sir Paul McCartney and U2 opened doing Sergeant Pepper. Kinda missed this and the whole U2 set because we were tring to find our way through 200,000 people to the Golden Circle.

Coldplay were typically crowd pleasing. Long faced shoe-gazer Richard Ashcroft came on and did Bittersweet Symphony with them. All good.

Sir Elton John – looked about four feet high and three feet wide. Did The Bitch is Back and Saturday Night’s Alright for Shopping  etc. and was joined by Pete Doherty (Catherine had to explain to me who he is) to do Children of the Revolution (Marc Bolan). Elton should have been on later in the line up really but we were told he was on early cos he had some poodles to shampoo later in the day.

Dido came on and we went for some food before he unique sing style caused us to slip in to shallow comas. Baked Potato and Pimms – see Flickr link bottom right.

Stereophonics: Missed ’em too. Big queues for loos.

REM: funny DC comics style Michael Stipe’s had blue face paint. Good set though. Again – wondered why these guys weren’t on in the height of the evening’s fun, where piece-of-godawful-trauma Mariah Carey was allowed to appear.

Ms Dynamite. We wondered what other song she could possibly do besides that one she always does. She did a version of Redemption Song.

Keane. Ace. Big shouty anthems

Travis: Fran Healy is always a laugh. Good natured and clearly there for the fun of it. He did a very silly but uplifting version of Staying Alive. Nice one.

Bob Geldof: All the papers slagged Bob for coming on and doing I Don’t Like Monday’s. But where we were, front-ish and centre everyone was loving it. Shame on you lazy journos.

Annie Lennox came on and sat down solo at the piano and emotional version of Why?. Then the band came on she ended with Eurythmics classic Sweet Dreams. She stormed.

UB40 – total nostalgia. Really wasn’t expecting them to be there and also never expected I’d enjoy them so much. Big crowd pleasing medley they did went down very well.

Snoop Dogg – kinda wondered about Snoop. I love this guy but he’s a definitely a bit creepy and, given the nation is watching and it’s the middle of the afternoon, how many times can he realistically say the words Mother F*cker? Well dozens of times seemingly. The BBC got 400 complaints.

Razorlight – take em or leave em.

Madonna. Not bad.

Snow Patrol: Enjoyed these guys a lot. And they didn’t hag about which was good of them.

The Killers – can’t even remember them. Sure they were good though.

Joss Stone. Papers claimed she “lifted the crowd” but I was there in the middle of it and she didn’t. The energy in the crowd went utterly dead by her second song. Her little speech about poverty was just embarrassing. We ate a tube of pringles while we watched a film about starvation.

Scissor Sisters. More of a spectacle than a musical act. Graeme Garden’s son plays the keyboards. He looks like his dad. (I examined him at length with my monocular).

Velvet Revolver – what on earth? This is Slash of Guns and Roses and some other metally dudes doing uninspired metally whiney tosh. The were simply shite and went on and on and on.

Sting. He did a spooky version of Every Breath You Take – changing the words so we were all watching you ( the G8 Leaders) tres effective. Message in a Bottle was ace too.

Mariah Carey got it sooooo wrong. She came on with 30 or so African children (an orphan choir) but there wasn’t room for them and her ego on the stage. Her whorey micro-dress and colossal vanity next to these awesome young singers seemed profoundly ridiculous. I wanted Jarvis Cocker to leap out of the crowd and disrupt it.

Robbie Williams, I hate this twat but I’ll hand it to him, he got the crowd back in party mood after the Carey Debacle. Well done tosser. You were great.

The Who. Awesome sound. Went on a bit.

Pink Floyd. They reformed despite unresolved ‘issues’ in order to be counted with the rest of us. Nice gesture. Big sound. Classics from Dark Side of the Moon and a big crowd pleasing ‘Comfortably Numb’. Historic stuff. There were clearly heaps of Floyf fans there to revel in it too.

Sir Paul McCartney back at the end. Get Back and Helter Skelter were ace, Drive My Car was okay. The Long and Winding Road was the finale with the bit from the end of Hey Jude tagged on ( na na na nanananaaaa etc) to get the crowd going for the arrival of Bob back on stage, and as many of the acts who were still around, to wave goodbye.

More Pictures on Flickr


3 responses to “Live 8 Was Magic – Published: 3 Jul 2005

  1. ‘Dogs Must Be Carried’ left this comment on 5 Jul 05
    So how did you get in the Golden Circle, or is that a secret? My reports, written at home, feet up with a beer or six and a toilet within spewing distance are on me blog now.
    Two things: 1) Glad to see someone else is sent to sleep by Dido and 2) Velvet Revolver are actually Guns ‘n’ Roses without Axl Rose.

  2. ‘A visitor’ left this comment on 26 Jul 05
    Now that a bunch of middle aged male has beens have made poverty history, how about next year we make corruption history?

  3. ‘A visitor’ left this comment on 8 Apr 06
    Jesus Christ is a false god. At best all Christians can hope for is partial credit.
    Program on the emergence of civilization.

    “14 species of large animals capable of domesitcation in the history of mankind. 13 from Europe, Asia and northern Africa. None from the sub-Saharan African continent. ” Favor. And disfavor.

    They point out Africans  failed attempts to domesticate the elephant and zebra, the latter being an animal they illustrate that had utmost importance for it’s applicability in transformation from a hunting/gathering to agrarian-based civilization.

    The roots of racism are not of this earth.

    Austrailia, aboriginals:::No domesticable animals. The North American continent had none. Now 99% of that population is gone. AIDS in Africa.

    Organizational Heirarchy/Levels of positioning. Heirarchical order, from top to bottom:

    1. MUCK – perhaps have experienced multiple universal contractions (have seen multiple big bangs), creator of the artificial intelligence humans ignorantly refer to as “god” 2. Perhaps some mid-level alien management 3. Evil/disfavored aliens – runs day-to-day operations here and perhaps elsewhere

    Terrestrial management/positioning:

    4. Chinese/egyptians – this may be separated into the eastern and western worlds 5. Romans – The seamless transition between Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar may be a clue alluding to a partnership. 6. Mafia – the real-world 20th century interface that constantly turns over generationally so as to reinforce the widely-held notion of mortality 7. Jews, corporation, women, politician – Evidence exisits to suggest mafia management over all these groups.

    Movies foreshadowing catastrophy 1985 James Bond View to a Kill 1989 San Francisco Loma Prieta earthquake. One of many.

    Our society gives clues to the system in place. We all have heard the saying “He has more money than god.” There is also an episode of the Simpsons where god meets Homer and says “I’m too old and rich for this.” This is the system on earth because this is the system everywhere. 20 cent/hour Chinese labor, 50 cents for material. An $80 sweater costs less than a dollar; tribute kicked upstairs vindicates the creative accounting.

    I don’t want to suggest the upper eschelons are evil and good is the fringe. But these individuals become wealthy exploiting those they hurt.

    They have made it abundantly clear that doing business with evil (disfavored) won’t help people. They say only good (favored) would have the ear, since evil is struggling for survival, and therefore only the favored could help. It is also suggested using coupons or buying on sale negates any benefit that could be earned, so even if you pick correctly you may lose the credit. The clues are there which companies are favored and which are disfavored, but they conceal it very hard because it is so crucial. I offer an example of historical proportions:::

    People point to Walmart and cry “anti-union”. Unions enable disfavored people to live satisfactorly without addressing their disfavor. This way their family’s problems are never resolved. Without the union they would have to accept the heirarchy, their own inferiority. Walmart is anti-union because they are good. They try to help people address and resolve their problems by creating an environment where there are fewer hurdles.
    Media ridicule and lawsuits are creations to reinforce people’s belief that Walmart is evil in a subsegment of the indiustry dominated by the middle and lower classes. Low-cost disfavored Chinese labor is utilized by corporate america to maximize margins. They all do it. Only WalMart gets fingered because they are the ones who help, and those who seek to create confusion in the marketplace want to eliminate the vast middle class who have a real chance and instead stick with lower classes who may not work otherwise. So they dirty him up while allowing the others to appear clean.

    I also wish to note::: as the LowPriceLeader WalMart doesn’t offer sales so every purchase receives credit.

    The middle class is being deceived. They are being misled into the disfavored, and subsequently will have no assistance from their purchases with corporate america.

    The coining of the term “Uncle Sam” was a clue alluding to just this::Sam Walton’s WalMart is one of few saviors of the peasant class.

    Have you made your peace with god?

    They desire a system based on duality:::good and evil. They seek to set up a system of two participants, assign them polar opposites, and give people clues alluding to their affiliation:::

    Coke and Pepsi BestBuy and CircutCity Energizer and Duracell Republican and Democrat; democracy is the true evil and these groups facilitate the will of the throne which holds americans in disfavor The list goes on and on::: AMD and Intel Apple and Microsoft Lowes and HomeDepot Sam’sClub and Costco WellsFargo and BofA. For the longest time in CA these two banks reigned supreme. Pier1 and CostPlus Borders and Barnes&Noble PetCo and PetSmart How many can you think of?

    The marriage of good and evil companies have produced bipolar corporations::::: companies that were good before may be either good or evil now, depending on location. That’s all the age of Mergers&Aquisitions did:::They made it harder for the disfavored left behind. A good rule of thumb is a disfavored city has assumed a disfavored branch. And now nobody s moving. Everything s set. This applies to non-clones, real people left behind because of their disfavor. Why? Because of what they did to the price of real estate.

    The truth is decisions are made on each individual based on family history and individual charecter and they either create desire with AI or, in this age, tell them to buy from good or evil corporations, depending on the decison, then use that business relationship as positioning to justiy their decision.

    Have you made your peace with god?

    Amercia is a country of castoffs, rejects. Italy sent its criminals, malcontents. Between the thrones, the klans and kindred, they decided who they didn’t want and acted, creating discontent and/or starvation. The u.s. is full of disfavored rejects. It is the reason for the myriad of problems not found in European countries. As far as the Rockafellers and other industrialists of the 19th century go, I suspect these aren’t their real names. I suspect they were chosen to go and head this new empire.

    Royalty is the correct way to organize a society. Dictatorships and monarchies are a reflection of the antient’s hierarchical organization. Positions go to those who have favor with the rulers, as opposed to being elected. Elections bring a false sense of how the world is. Democracy misleads people. This is why the disfavored rejects were sent to the shores of America::To keep them on the wrong path.

    Have you made your peace with god?

    Jesus Christ is a false god. All Christians can recieve is partial credit, at best. The Catholic Church in the tretcherous 20th century teaches of a begnign, forgiving god when quite the opposite is true. And now they do it to disfavored people of color, Latinos and Asians, after centuries of preying upon them. The seperatist churches formed because many conciencious thrones wanted their people to earn more than the paltry credit offered via worship through the Catholic Church. But because they were white the throne required worship to stay within Christianity.

    Simpson’s foreshadowing::Helloween IV special, Flanders is Satan. “It’s always the one you least suspect.” “You’ll see lots of nuns where you’re going:::hell.” St. Wigham, Helloween VI:::missionary work, destroying cultures. Over and over, the Simpsons was a source of education and enlightenment, a target of ridicule by the system which wishes to conceal its secrets.

    The advent of the modern Christmas was a brilliant move. It created a vested interest among those who would prefer the Church be destroyed:::: As goes the Catholic Church so goes the majority of annual retail sales. The similarity between the names “Santa” and “Satan” is no coincidence.

    Jews maim the body formed in the image of “god”, and inflicted circumcision upon all other white people. I think about how Jews were used to create homosexuality among Slavics, supposedly retribution for the Holocaust. Then I think of the Catholic Church and its troubles. What connection is here between Jews and the Catholic church??? If it is their sinister motives that s behind the evil that is Jesus Christ are they being used at all? Perhaps it is them who are pulling strings. Centuries of slavery in Egypt proves their disfavor. For their suffering the Jew leaders were granted the right to prey on the up-and-coming Europeans to try to fix their problems with the ruling elite by imposing a false god upon white people, a recurring aspect of the elite’s methodology. Jews were ostracised for a reason.

    There are consequences for the peasant’s resistance::: 1. Labor unrest caused the world at war. 2. Black militancy ignited the crack epidemic and gang-related deaths. 3. Vietnam war protests – “Era of evil republicans.” 4. Women’s rights/sexual freedom produced Roe v Wade and women’s exclusion from contention for Planet Immortality.

    Collectively resistance among the disfavored is the wrong way. Individually, clues in family history may suggest exclusion and hopelessness. Obediently buying cars or carrying pregnancies will be fruitless. Promises must be taken with a grain of salt because tactics will be employed based on disfavor. On the other side of the coin one with clues alluding to possible favor must blaze his own trail, he must do the right thing even in the face of adversity. Forces will be employed in an attempt to corrupt and derail his pursuits, leading him into evil. He must maintain his course, keep his aim true if he is to re-earn the graces of “god”. Which one are you? Only you can answer that.

    Retribution for the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, the Korean War got the disfavored United States into this socially depraved environment in the latter 20th century because the disfavored attacked an antient, revered peoples. Our continued presence keeps us in trouble. When the disfavored americans attack the wrong people again, as they suggested they will, in Korea or elsewhere, they will pay dearly.

    The disfavored americans HAVE attacked the wrong people, just as the Soviets did 25+ years ago::Afghanistan. Except our punishment has yet to be administered. An evil republican will come forth to wreck havock upon the disfavored. The hunting incident was designed to ruin one possible candidate among his contingency, but others wait in the wings.

    All peoples are ranked in terms of favor and disfavor. And when the disfavored abuse those with favor there is hell to pay. All the groups mentioned throughout are necessary to justify the will of the managing species. They conceive a strategy, devise a plan yet need a way to implement it, and without these groups the managing species would be exposed in the course of execution. So, based upon their rank they are assigned goals to accomplish and are rewarded with favors.

    I question if we would experience global warming if they didn’t terraform with an ultimate goal of destroying disfavored human life on planet earth::::they terraform the weather as they did in New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina (and lots of other examples) and justify it with behavior like instructing their petroleum friends to repress alternative technologies and encourage waste. This is all happening shortly after the Exodus of 2000 (clues::Hong Kong, Panama Canal) for a reason::: they are INFLICTING it upon us, they are hastening closure. Everybody they care about has come up, replaced by clones, and they want to proceed in haste. Just as favored European peoples got out before the ugliness of WWII, the semi-favored within the US got out before 9/11. The antient Palestinian Empire holds a claim on all who remain because of Iraq. Armeggedon isn t about the end of the world. Armeggedon is about the death of the disfavored left behind. And they weren t lying::this time it is going to happen with fire. But it’s not going to happen because of global warming. To silence the inevitable internal conflict it’s going to happen in the blink of an eye::::: As Edgar Cayce prophicised, Earth’s axis will shift breaking continental plates free and initiating mass subduction.

    Have you made your peace with god?

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