“It’s twelve noon in London, seven am in Philadelphia; and around the world it’s time for Live Aid… ”
What you will see:
- Phil Collins is a loon, perfoming early in London, hopping a Concorde, then performing late in Philly.
- Mick Jagger dry humping Tina Turner
- Duran Duran is the world’s shittiest live band (apart from MDF) This video cuts the craptastic View to a Kill that earned them that reputation.
- U2 were gods when they sang about real things, and could count from 1 to 14 in Spanish without skipping 4-13.(The intro on Vertigo is “uno dos tres catorce” which roughly equates to ” I shoulda paid attention in 1st grade, fourteen”)
I remember the day. I worked third shift at Hell Mart, came home and watched a little Boomtown, and a little mulleted Bono. What a refreshing change from coming home and watching Jim Bakker selling timeshares in his theme park for God, which was the usual dreck I went to sleep to since we didn’t have cable. I missed most of the concert due to sleep and caught the end. Stunned was I with the parts I was able to see.
I have been looking for a copy of this thing for 20 years. MTV replayed it a couple of times in the 80s and if you had a brain and were not preoccupied with grabass before the TSA made it fashionable, you may have taped it and made me extremely jealous. Anyway, now I can see the stuff I slept through. Woo Hoo!