(12-01-2003) South Africa: Concert for AIDS -- New York Times * - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > 'Zine (archived) > U2 News > U2 News Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-01-2003, 06:28 PM   #1
ONE
love, blood, life
 
dsmith2904's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Just keep me where the light is
Posts: 12,290
Local Time: 11:03 AM
(12-01-2003) South Africa: Concert for AIDS -- New York Times *

South Africa: Concert for AIDS

A duet between Bono and Beyoncé was the highlight of a Saturday concert for AIDS attended by more than 40,000 people in Cape Town. They sang "American Prayer," accompanied by the guitarists the Edge (of U2) and Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics). Bono said the song asked "churches to open their doors, to give sanctuary that breaks the stigma that goes with being H.I.V.-positive."

The five-hour concert, at Greenpoint Stadium, was organized by the Nelson Mandela Foundation for Mr. Mandela's music-led 46664 campaign to fight AIDS in Africa, and also featured the Corrs, Peter Gabriel, Paul Oakenfold, Youssou N'Dour, Jimmy Cliff, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Anastacia, Ms. Dynamite and members of Queen. It was broadcast live on www.46664.com, which is named after the prisoner number assigned to Mr. Mandela during his years of incarceration during the apartheid era. The concert is to be shown worldwide on MTV today at 6 p.m. E.S.T., and recorded songs from the concert are available for download on www.46664.com for $1.19 each (0.99 euros or 69 British pence).

Mr. Mandela, 85, sat with his wife, Graca Machel, and told the crowd: "AIDS is no longer just a disease. It is a human rights issue." He added that "millions of people infected with H.I.V. and AIDS are in danger of being reduced to mere numbers unless we act." Mr. Mandela's organization says that AIDS has killed 17 million people in Africa and that 30 million are infected with H.I.V. there.

-- New York Times
__________________

__________________
dsmith2904 is offline  
Old 12-01-2003, 10:50 PM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
sue4u2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: hatching some plot, scheming some scheme
Posts: 6,628
Local Time: 02:03 PM
VH1 is airing it now Central time. commercials
__________________

__________________
sue4u2 is offline  
Old 12-01-2003, 10:54 PM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
sue4u2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: hatching some plot, scheming some scheme
Posts: 6,628
Local Time: 02:03 PM
Annie Lenox rocks ! Sweet Dreams ARE MADE OF THESE, 466664
__________________
sue4u2 is offline  
Old 12-01-2003, 11:46 PM   #4
Refugee
 
Bunbury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Close yet far from home \m/
Posts: 1,580
Local Time: 11:03 AM
I understand this concert was done for a good cause, but I have to be honest I watched it on MTV just to check Edge and Bono and this concert sucked. It was just plain boring
__________________
Bunbury is offline  
Old 12-02-2003, 04:26 AM   #5
Babyface
 
Marie Clare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dunedin, NZ
Posts: 19
Local Time: 07:03 AM
Normal

I have to agree, it really did not live up to its potential.
__________________
Marie Clare is offline  
Old 12-02-2003, 01:39 PM   #6
Refugee
 
forbonou2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Richmond, Kentucky
Posts: 1,846
Local Time: 07:03 PM
Well, for having to set this one up fast, get everyone to agree to it, it looked really good because of the crowds excitement!! And-did draw attention to the Real reason any of them were there!! After all-it's not always about US and OUR enjoyment! And shame on all those that Could have helped!
__________________
forbonou2 is offline  
Old 12-02-2003, 02:47 PM   #7
ONE
love, blood, life
 
dsmith2904's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Just keep me where the light is
Posts: 12,290
Local Time: 11:03 AM
Quote:
I understand this concert was done for a good cause, but I have to be honest I watched it on MTV just to check Edge and Bono and this concert sucked. It was just plain boring
Quote:
I have to agree, it really did not live up to its potential.
We have to keep in mind that the real concert was over five hours long while the MTV special was only 90 minutes (with commercials) so the television broadcast wasn't a fair representation of the evening. When the show comes out on DVD next year, it will be easier to judge the intensity of the evening because we'll get to see it in its entirety.
__________________

__________________
dsmith2904 is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com