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I watched from home as had 2 young children and husband working away from home. It was the best day ever filled with such emotion & elation. At one point I went into the garden, my neighbour was in hers, I asked, full of emotional excitement if she too was watching .....her reply? “no, I don’t believe in it”!!!!!???? In true Karen style The Soapbox came straight out!!!!!
Drive by the cars …...don't think I want to see it again but it had 2 be played
To me that is the LiveAid song. It is so full of emotions and conjures up images of the famine.
@H. Hooper. , @Fat Clint , I’m curious, what‘s the most vivid memory you have of that day?
Nothing in the world was more important to me leading up to the event and on the day itself. I had been desperate to get to Philadelphia from rural Illinois. I didn’t make it in person, but joined the world seeing it on television.
I remember it so well and like Julies we were in the pub later that night and my mate suggested we give all our money and don’t go to the dancing….we all agreed put what money we had in the bucket only to find out he pulled and went home with her laughing at us as we were walking home skint. What a great day watching with family then night watching with my mates and so many great bands but remember being so happy for Bob and I backed the winner as he was and still is my Favourite band.
Remember it well, i was 19. I watched the rats, bowie, queen , u2..all the ones i wanted to watch really, which was handy as my dad wanted to watch the cricket on the other side...lol..great memories
I was there. Quo kicked off as only they can and then there was a lot of 80s bands that worked their socks off but could the songs are not stadium fillers. And then U2 came on and from then onwards you know you were at a very special event. Still remember Queen vividly (met the roadie you see some years later in connection with work and he gave me a couple of Roger Taylor drumsticks which I still have). The roar when they fixed Paul Mc‘S microphone was deafening. You never heard the first half of any song because the crowd was either still cheering or singing over the band. Every time Bob appeared the crowd roared their approval - it must have been a very special day for Bob to have realised everything had come together. And the BTRs were excellent. The crowd knew every word of Mondays and Drag me Down went down a storm. And then Bob’s mike packed up during Rat Trap but it didn’t matter.
My Mum videoed the whole day for me with specific instructions on when to change tapes, which she did with the patience that we learn as parents.
It was a unique day and I can (as I am now) say with pride that ‘I was there’........wearing a BTR tee-shirt as well!
Did anybody go?
i watched at home. We took a black and white portable tv into the back garden. It was such a beautiful day. Bob said don’t go to the pub in the evening. Donate. I went the pub. There was a LiveAid bucket at the bar. I emptied my purse into the bucket and drank water.
it was everywhere. Everybody was involved, everybody was talking about It.
I was obviously not born when it happened, but my mum remembers it being all over the news and she watched quite a bit of it from home!! She does remember Bob swearing on TV
Can‘t wait for it!!