Do you think if they had any Arabic popstars it would be a more popular event in the Middle East? Are a lot of people watching around here?
Did it seem inappropriate to anyone that people were cheering the stars they liked the most during the 'every three seconds' ad about a child dying of poverty every 3 seconds?(opening of the Philadelphia concert)...Instead of being stung and silent by the horrible fact..the crowd screamed and clapped for Brad Pitt when he snapped his finger...or for someone else they thought was dreamy...is it that hard to separate entertainment from more serious matters?
Bless the Black Eyed Peas for the song they decided to open with, Where is The Love, and when they had everyone raise one finger and repeat "one love, one world"..yup, I got teary...
If you don't like what's showing up on the global feed on MBC4, you can watch a specific city online..
Prize for most heartfelt song by 8:30pm Kwt time- Annie Lennox: "Why"...She is one dedicated lady...go Annie!
9:12 pm Kwt time-Madonna wakes the crowd up... and her dancers are fantastic...but not before Geldof tells the viewers not to give into cynicism, because a survivor of the famine in the 80's is on stage to prove the cynics wrong..and that beautiful lady stays on stage for a while when Madonna starts singing and she has the most bitter-sweet expression on her face...the cynic in me is alive and well, but is capable of appreciating all views and possibilities..
Wowzers...it's like the past came and kicked me in the face...A-Ha are on at 10:10pm here singing Take on Me ...part of me wants to giggle, another part of me says "what are you laughing about, remember the 80's? you were there"...and then Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff come on to remind me once again...
Where the hell did Celine Dion come from? Suddenly her Vegas show is on in the middle of this all at 11pm...I need a good night's sleep people, it's cruel to suddenly put scary things like that on without a safety warning...(sorry to the many Dion fans I know we have in this country, I just can't handle it)ok ok..nice of her to contribute and all...