Live Earth Hypocrisy

@dragan80 (920)
Italy
July 8, 2007 6:48am CST
Hey all Just want to vent my spleen about this live Earth concert going on. I saw an interview with the organiser this morning and he was saying that it wasn't even carbon neutral! And all the artist arrived in private Mercedes. This seems to me like a massive hypocrisy. Moreover most of the artists are jetting around in private airplanes, and probably have done so to get to London. Not exactly Earth friendly. It also looks to me like most people would've gone to the concert out of desire to see their favourite bands playing, their 'concern' with the way the Earth is going playing second or third or fourth fiddle after 1)Seeing my Favourite band 2)Getting Trashed 3)Having Fun ..4)Save the Earth?Maybe some other time Agree/disagree? Sam
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@Tisifone (639)
• Italy
9 Jul 07
I agree with you. It appears to me that this concert was just an event useful to some artist to promote himself. It wasn't organized well and the main topic appeared obviously as an excuse to hold the concert. I still believe that the best live concert-benefit event ever was the Live Aid, in the 80s, organized by Bob Geldof (nothing in common with the more recent Live8)...
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
9 Jul 07
yup i have to agree with you...talk is cheap n actions speak louder than words, ok enough with the cliches, i think you are right tho...heck, even a tour bus pollutes the air - if they wanted to prove somethin, maybe they should've biked or walked lol!
@emisle (3824)
• Ireland
9 Jul 07
Someone pointed out that Madonna wears fur and has her own private jet...o the irony. I personally thought it was a big waste of time. You'd have to have been living under a rock not to have heard about climate change...there was some great music but I highly doubt people are going to magically change their way.
@jend80 (2068)
8 Jul 07
wel that's just **** There's debate about whether carbon neutral (i.e tree planting etc.) projects actually work or not but they couldn't even bother at least a token gesture especialy after the PR about how green the concerts were going to be. I agree that is hypocrisy. and it didn't even work as a concert (at least the Wembley one - from the bits shown the American & Austrailian ones worked a lot better.
@urbandekay (18312)
8 Jul 07
Well, musicians are not noted for their authenticity or ethical practices. all the best urban