Here's a little of what Chicken Yoghurt had to say about yesterday's big Live 8 announcement:
Geldof, in actual fact, says the concerts aren't to raise cash but awareness and political pressure instead. Which still isn't a good enough excuse. If this isn't about feeding already bloated egos then why can't Elton John, Madonna, McCartney et al put their money where their mouths are and pay for a massive advertising campaign instead.
It looks like Live 8 is just a good chance for some celebrity's to get exposure and make themselves feel good. I'm a big fan of the work Geldof did with the Boomtown Rats, but he really seems like he's reaching here. Maybe they want to just raise awareness instead of money this time around because it's not like you can steal awareness, which is apparently what happened to most of the money raised by Live Aid.
I bet many of the perfomers on the Live 8 list probably make more in a year than the GNP of many of the Third World nations this event is supposed to help. I'm sure the poor would rather see Elton John and the rest open up their wallets instead of their mouths.