2nd JULY 2005
LIVE 8, HYDE PARK, LONDON, ENGLAND
Review from All Dido (Me):
Dido performed at three Live 8 concerts on the same day, first was Hyde Park in London.
More than 200,000 people were in Hyde Park watching the Live 8 concert. Although I didn't
attend, I did watch the performance live on television. Live 8 wasn't Live Aid 2, it
was part of a day of action across the world which kick-started The Long Walk To Justice
that called on the leaders of the world's richest countries to act when they met in
Gleneagles on 6th-9th July 2005, to Make Poverty History. Live 8 were calling for people across the world to unite
in one call. It was your voice they were after, not your money. Other Live 8 concerts
were held across the world in,
Park Place, Barrie, Canada;
Palais de Versailles, Paris, France;
Siegessäule, Berlin, Germany;
Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy;
Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan;
Red Square, Moscow, Russia;
Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa;
Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall, UK;
Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA.
A further concert took place on Wednesday 6th July 2005 the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dido was introduced on stage by Microsoft billionaire, Bill Gates. She came on stage at
around 3.20pm and performed 'White Flag' and then she introduced African artist Youssou N'Dour,
they both dueted on 'Thank You' (which Youssou used elements of his own track 'New Africa')
and then on '7 Seconds' (which was a hit in 1994 which for Youssou N'Dour
and Neneh Cherry).
Before performing '7 Seconds' Dido said, "This is the best way that we could think of sending a message
to those eight men next week, that there are millions and millions of voices asking you to do the
right thing, and we'll be watching."
Dido and Youssou N'Dour were then rushed by helicopter to the Eden Project in Cornwall where they
performed and then onto Palais de Versailles in Paris.
I thought '7 Seconds' was fantastic and I can't wait for the Live 8 DVD to be released so that I can
watch it again.