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July 10, 2005

Bono Plans A Big Concert

Hey, i just heard that Bono is planning to have a big concert to end world poverty. i think that's a great idea. All these bands are going to participate. i hope they can do it, becuz poverty is a bad thing. Lots of money should do the trick. Yay Bono.

They're going to call it Live-8. It's kind of a reference to Live-Aid, which was the name of that concert that ended world hunger back in the eighties.

Anybody know when this big concert is going to happen? i don't want to miss it.

Posted by annika, Jul. 10, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: The Huh? Files


The only poverty those rock bands are going to cure is their own. Their CD sales soar after each of these concerts.

Posted by: Jake on Jul. 10, 2005

you know as much as i despise most political celebrities, I have to say i respect Bono. He has been on message since very early in his career, and he has always been very inclusive. Meaning he asks people to join his cause not trying to shame them into it. I just wish he was less succesful in convincing our politicians into throwing away our money.

Posted by: Kyle on Jul. 10, 2005

I'm pretty sure that it's next month.

Posted by: Casca on Jul. 10, 2005

I remain ambivalent about Bono. Part of me respects him for living what he believes, being simultaneously passionate and intelligent. Still, I have a deep suspicion about a professional singer/song writer discussing things like international economics. Does he truly know the full effects of his suggestions? Does have any idea what he's talking about?

Imagine for a moment some U. of Chicago economist trying to produce a rock album. How would we react?

Posted by: Mark on Jul. 11, 2005

well of course, i regularly talk about things like interntional politics, for which i have no qualifications. but then i wish i had as many fans as bono.

Posted by: annika on Jul. 11, 2005


I think the fact that he has the massive audience that he has places a huge burden on him (and celebrities in general) to make sure they are CORRECT or atleast in the universe of correct.

Posted by: Mark on Jul. 13, 2005