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Old Jul 13th 2010, 6:52 am
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Live Aid.

I remember a scorching hot day, and a breathtaking performance by Queen, more than anything else.

I also remember Geldof swearing live on BBC1 (unheard of back then) when donations didn't appear at first to be exactly flowing in (there was no such thing as 'online' back then - it was all telephones and postcards).

I also remember getting some serious flak from workmates when I told them I had donated 100 pounds ("way too much", "you must be mad", "charity begins at home", "what about pensioners in THIS country who can't afford to heat their homes in winter", etc).

Did any of you lot actually go to Wembley? Any other memories?
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Old Jul 13th 2010, 7:02 am
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I am just stunned that it was 25 years ago. *feels old*

I remember watching most of it on TV at home and sitting outside in the sun during the boring acts or ones I didnt like. Even then it felt momentous.
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Live Aid.

I remember a scorching hot day, and a breathtaking performance by Queen, more than anything else.

I also remember Geldof swearing live on BBC1 (unheard of back then) when donations didn't appear at first to be exactly flowing in (there was no such thing as 'online' back then - it was all telephones and postcards).

I also remember getting some serious flak from workmates when I told them I had donated 100 pounds ("way too much", "you must be mad", "charity begins at home", "what about pensioners in THIS country who can't afford to heat their homes in winter", etc).

Did any of you lot actually go to Wembley? Any other memories?
i was there...... swelting hot it was, lot of waiting around for the music to start in the us, and the teddy bear!
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Old Jul 13th 2010, 7:10 am
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i was there...... swelting hot it was, lot of waiting around for the music to start in the us, and the teddy bear!
Ah yes - the US event in Philadelphia (I think).

Didn't someone perform at Wembley, then fly by Concorde to perform in Philadelphia as well? Phil Collins?
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Sure it was Collins. I now feel a lot older as well. I remember the day vividly for some reason. It was our school Fete and I was playing in a football tournament most of the day. Although Live aid was being played through the PA system.
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I was in Callella, Spain with the lads and trying to shag everything in sight
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Ah yes - the US event in Philadelphia (I think).

Didn't someone perform at Wembley, then fly by Concorde to perform in Philadelphia as well? Phil Collins?
yea Phil collins..


Simple Minds were absolutely brilliant.
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yea Phil collins..


Simple Minds were absolutely brilliant.
I always thought "I Don't Like Mondays" at Live Aid was the highlight - very emotional.... the pause is perfect.

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I always thought "I Don't Like Mondays" at Live Aid was the highlight - very emotional.... the pause is perfect.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=AaGnwx62FRU
agree, the pause is really spot on.
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You all are....old.

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yea Phil collins..


Simple Minds were absolutely brilliant.
Shame they saw it as the chance to become U2-lite.
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You all are....old.

nah i was still young and at school.
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Shame they saw it as the chance to become U2-lite.
cheap shot you can talk.... where were the Finn Bros?

good set though



Have to say though - I was never a huge fan, but they did do some stone dead classics...

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cheap shot you can talk.... where were the Finn Bros?

good set though



Have to say though - I was never a huge fan, but they did do some stone dead classics...

They were probably still Split Enz back then...

Hey, I'm a big Minds fan. Seen them at least 6 times. That doesn't mean I can't acknowledge that their best stuff was pre-1985.

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rather than hijack - all this talk of the Minds got me thinking of great Scottish bands - hence a new thread http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...82#post8699482
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