Couldn't be there but have just finished watching the Nelson Mandela Concert.

@ellie333 (21029)
June 27, 2008 5:10pm CST
Wow what a night, I wish I had been there. An amazing man, It doesn't seem like 20 years ago that they had the Free Nelson Mandela concert. There was an amazing line up including Queen, Annie Lennox, Simple Minds, Amy Winehouse, Jamelia and many many more. What was the last live music event you attended and also do you wish you could have been at this historic occasion of Nelson Mandela 90th birthday bash? I have seen live music in local venues but the last large one I went to was to see Greenday at Milton Keynes Bowl. Ellie :D
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27 Jun 08
Hi, ellie, No have just missed it, I'v been out all evening and rushed back to see who had been evicted for Big Brother House, yes its boring for a lot of people. my husband hate it so he have watch t.v. in the bedroom and leave me alone, Can't get E4 channel upstairs. Anyway getting back to Nelson Mandela concert, I hope they will repeat it again so I can watch it. Love Tamarafireheart.
@ellie333 (21029)
28 Jun 08
Hi Tamara, Oh I am sure they will repeat at some stage as it is the event of the year here really eh! Ellie :D
28 Jun 08
Hi ellie I hope so, he is quite amazeing as well, we don't have any one iconic as him. Love Taramafireheart
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@littleowl (7157)
27 Jun 08
Hi Ellie-unfortunatley I didn't see it-would of loved to he is an amazing man and expect he loved the concert himself...cant remember when I last went to a concert-good on you for doing that it keeps you young!! blessings littleowl
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Jun 08
Hi Littleowl, I have been to so many in my youth but the rpices of the tickets these days prevent me from going so much. I just love live music and the atmosphere. He was frail but was determined he wasn't going to miss his birhtday party and seemed to enjoy yes. Ellie :D
@mummymo (23707)
30 Jun 08
The last live music event I saw was on Friday whilst on holiday - and among others there was Spud the Piper - he played for Madonna but we had seen him loads of times before that! I would have loved to have been at that concert and soaked up the atmosphere for a man who stands true to his principles and suffered so badly for them! xxx
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@ellie333 (21029)
30 Jun 08
Hi Mummymo, yes he is such an amazing man and I am so pleased that he was able to attend and enjoy in the celebration himself. Madonna even though I love is one of the few people I haven't seen live. Ellie :D
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@mummymo (23707)
30 Jun 08
I haven't seen her either but I have seen her piper many times! lol I have to admit I prefer her older stuff like Dear Jessie and La Isla Bonita! xxx
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@ellie333 (21029)
30 Jun 08
I love her Ray Of Light album, the lyrics are amazing. Ellie :D
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
29 Jun 08
that is easy, I never have been to a concert in my life, I don't like loud noise.
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@ellie333 (21029)
29 Jun 08
Hi Winterose, I used to go to a lot when I was younger but the noise and the crowds do get to me these days so I prefer to attend at smaller venues if I do go. Ellie :D
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
I always liked small cozy events myself, big is just too impersonal to me.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
28 Jun 08
I watched it on BBC yesterday, only snippets though. The Hyde park , i think, is the ideal place and what an even to celebrate and all for yet another noble cause. I heard that it's named with a 'number" - the same number he had been identified with for so many years in the prison. He doesn't want anyone of is to be reduced to a number. What a terrible time he had!
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Jun 08
Hi Mimpi, yes 46664 which was his prison number and also the number for the aids charity too. An amazing man who deserved recognition in this way after all he has been through I agree. Ellie :D
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
28 Jun 08
Couldn't agree more with you. Thanks Ellie for starting this discussion.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Now you are making me feel old! LOL It was a sensational concert, as I remember it was after I had my second son, and while I was expecting my third son! How things have changed in that amount of time since the concert!
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Jun 08
Hi Olivemai, Yes times have certainly changed I agree. It was an amazing celebration of his 90th last night and they played songs from the original Free Nelson Mandela one too Ellie :D
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I am sorry that I missed it! It sounds like you enjoyed it.
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@myshoo (138)
• China
4 Jul 08
I also like and you can watch it,but last night did not come back.I was very worried about him.For his eldest becther's house,but also to many people,hate it.This time in any case to the President of South Africa to pull the music Box.I hope that they will together.
@ellie333 (21029)
4 Jul 08
Hi Myshoo, A very incredible man. Ellie :D
@raydene (9874)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Nelson Mandela just turned 90! He seems quite healthy still. He deserves a good long life after all his suffering! xoxoxoxoxo
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@ellie333 (21029)
30 Jun 08
Hi Raydene, He is a very remarkable man and yes he does deserve a long life after all his suffering and he really enjoyed his birthday bash too. Ellie :D
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
29 Jun 08
The last one I went to was Kenny Rogers Christmas....I don't live very close to an area that has many concerts. I have to travel quite a ways to attend something like this. I probably wouldn't have wanted to be in attendance for such a big event. I really don't like big crowds! LOL....
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@ellie333 (21029)
29 Jun 08
Hi Jill, I used to go to so many when I was younger and I lived in an area near London where most were but these days it is rare I get to go. Oh I would have loved to have seen Kenny Rogers. I hope you enjoyed. Ellie :D
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I agree ellie, he is really a great performer!I have not seen him in live yet, I wish..LOL! Last time I had the chance to attend a live concert was last April, during the Anniversary of the Company where my husband is working! It was fun and thousands of people! I love the food too! LOL! It was the Doobie Brothers Band and the 3 dogs Night( if I remember the name right)
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@ellie333 (21029)
29 Jun 08
Hi Checapricorn I remember the Doobey Brothers but haven't heard of the otherone. I hope you enjoyed. Ellie :D