Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Killcrop, Feb 23, 2019.
Great show, great loss to the world of music!
In retrospect Bono could have gotten some people killed while he was down there prancing around ego tripping and sporting that mega-Mullett. They could barely pull those girls out of the crowd because of the crush.
It was an equally big day for U2.
He's been doing that his whole career. I remember him doing it at the US Festival when they were still relatively unknown. You can see me just to the left in the crowd there. I'm the young guy with the suntan.
pretty sure the edge wasn't that keen on bono's theatrics that day ….. there's a quote somewhere
wasn't that the biggest gig by miles they played up 'til then?
bono really lost the plot
For sure in terms of international coverage.
Brian May is on fire in that video - that some of his best playing I've seen.
I watched it that day as well. And I agree with your assessment - Wembley
blew away everything. The US show looked amateur.
they were big b4 LA but not stadium big
Yes it was. They were quite impressive.
I had the unique experience of asking Bono about what it was like to play at Live Aid, and he said "We tried to out do Queen, and, as you saw, we did not."
So are you are still waiting? From I remember they were a complete embarrassment.
well @ least he knows his place
bono's a great front man but in the early days ie pre LA he was a bit ott
check out the crowd …… they are tepid @ best
I was 15 or so- it was ****ing awesome.
He was surprisingly humble in our encounter. He added "We did ok, too. Things took off in 1985."
The US had the reunions everybody was waiting for (Wembley did have the Who). CSNY, the Beach Boys, Sabbath and Zeppelin. None of which were great, but it was in the moment and it kept people watching and donating. It also had Phil Collins crossing timelines to perform. His set with Clapton was a standout. I had the broadcast on all day and enjoyed it very much. Even the Dylan, Richards & Woods train wreck.
I was working at a summer camp as a lifeguard when the concert happened. One of our local FM stations (WAAF? WBCN?) broadcast it. I got docked for having my radio on during free swim! Worth it.
Zep disappointed. U2 was great, Queen was transcendent, and I enjoyed most of the other stuff. Collins transatlantic flight was a treat.
Thanks in part to Bohemian Rhapsody "Queen at Live Aid" is our "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra".