Sunday, 3 July 2005

Live 8, Hyde Park, London, July 2, 2005

Live 8, Hyde Park, London, July 2, 2005

Originally uploaded by richardk.

A view from the vast crowd at Live 8, as the evening arrived and the top name artists kept coming. An amazing and surreal event.

Barring some aching legs and back, we didn't notice the time go by as one impressive musical act after another came on for their cameo.

Interspersed with the important message that we were all here to understand the suffering going on across the world, particularly in Africa.

The images of starving children, sick and dying Africans was as powerful as any of the artists on show, and there were plenty of very impressive performances. Bob Geldof showed his face once or twice, along with other well-known faces, Bill Gates, Brad Pitt, Kofi Anan.

This was no ordinary event. Not only a once in a lifetime gig, but a chance to educate people and give them the opportunity to go away and make a difference, however small, for fellow humans who are not as fortunate.

Make Poverty History

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