Live Earth: In brief

I watched about as much as I could stand on television last night. Did anyone else find even mildly amusing to see bands playing to a crowd of thousands and a message scrolled behind them on a video wall that gave advice on saving energy around the home. This on a stage backed by a enormous wall of dazzling lights (the sun was still out) and amplifiers. Highlight of the whole thing was definitely Metallica playing ten-year old songs (because everything they’ve done since the turn of the century is pretty much unlistenable to) backed by imagery of an elephant and then a Jumbo jet. JUMBO jet. Get it. ahahah oh wow.

God help us if our idea of helping climate change is listening to Keane tell us about keeping a low carbon foot-print at a concert that “will produce about 74,500 tons of the gas“. I’m not sure if that includes the carbon produced by the movement of everyone driving and flying to and from the concerts. All I know is that someone, somewhere, has completely missed the point.

2 Responses to “Live Earth: In brief”

  1. Rami Says:

    I like all the card posters people were holding up…


  2. Leon Says:

    I watched about half a minute of Genesis (it’s as much as I can bear of Phil bloody Collins) and the sound was awful. The stadium at that point looked about 60% full, they didn’t look like they’d played for a while; it sounded like a very echoey dress rehearsal…

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