Toronto Mike

Benefit Concert Fatigue


I was just reminded that Live Earth is taking place this weekend.  I'm just not feeling it.  I think I'm suffering from benefit concert fatigue.

After 9/11 there were a few big benefit concerts, then we had SARSstock, the tsunami, and then Live 8 which was sort of a Live Aid redux.  I was down with Live 8 because I dug the line up.  Neil Young, Our Lady Peace, The Hip, Gordon Lightfoot, BNL, it was fantastic.  Just this past weekend I think they had a benefit concert for Princess Di, but I totally missed every second of it.

Al Gore says Live Earth is to mark "the beginning of a three year campaign worldwide to deliver information about how we solve the climate crisis".  I'm totally down with the cause.  In fact, I've been making fundamental changes in the way I live my life just to please Mother Earth.  I dig the planet, I just don't care about the concerts.

Reviewing the confirmed performers, I'm not overly impressed.  I see the Beastie Boys and Foo Fighers are in London, but so is Madonna and the Pussycat Dolls.  I'll pass, thanks.

I'm all benefit concerted out and I don't need the Black Eyed Peas to remind me we're poisoning the planet.

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