- Live 8 concert, Philadelphia
2 July, 2005, a Live 8concert was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesin front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with a densely packed audience stretched out for one mile along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The event was organized by the ONE Campaign.
It was one of the first Live 8 concerts announced, as the city had played host to its
Live Aidpredecessor in 1985, and, until the inclusion of a concert outside Toronto, was the only city in North Americato represent Live 8. It did, however, remain the only United Statescity to participate in the event.
The event is also referred to as "Live 8 Philadelphia", "Live 8 Philly", or "Live 8 USA"
Unlike other venues, no tickets were issued to control access, and Philadelphia police declined to give a crowd estimate. Presenters stated several times on stage that over one million people were at the concert.Non-organizer estimates have ranged from 600,000 to 800,000 [http://edition.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/02/live8.us.ap/] [http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/103-07032005-510312.html] [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8453095/] [http://permanent.nouvelobs.com/etranger/20050703.OBS2244.html] [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8453095/] and one million to 1.5 million [http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/103-07032005-510312.html] [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/03/arts/music/03live.html?8hpib] .Some estimates are of the number of people at the concert at any one time,while other estimates are of the total number of people on the Parkway over the course of the 7-hour long event.
In order of appearance:
Kaiser Chiefs- " I Predict a Riot", " Everyday I Love You Less and Less", "Oh My God" (PH 16:49)
Will Smith(Host) - introduction, motivation (PH 17:05)
Black Eyed Peas- " Where Is the Love?", " Let's Get It Started", " Don't Phunk with My Heart", " Get Up, Stand Up" (with Rita Marleyand Stephen Marley) (PH 17:25)
Don Cheadle(presenter) (PH 17:50)
Bon Jovi- " Livin' on a Prayer", "Have a Nice Day", "It's My Life" (PH 17:54)
Chris Tucker(presenter) (PH 18:10)
Destiny's Child- "Survivor", " Say My Name", "Girl" /" I'll Take You There" (PH 18:14)
* Don Cheadle (presenter) (PH 18:29)
Kanye West- "Diamonds (From Sierra Leone)", " All Falls Down", " Jesus Walks" (PH 18:33)
Jimmy Smits(presenter) (PH 18:43)
*Will Smith and
DJ Jazzy Jeff- "The Champ Is Here/Whose House", " Gettin' Jiggy Wit It", "Switch", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Summertime" (PH 18:47)
Dhani Joneswith four other Philadelphia Eaglesplayers (presenter) (PH 19:07)
Toby Keith- " Beer for My Horses", " Whiskey Girl", "Stays in Mexico" (PH 19:11)
Natalie Portman(presenter) (PH 19:25)
Dave Matthews Band- "Don't Drink the Water", " Dreamgirl", " American Baby", " Anyone Seen the Bridge?", "Too Much" (PH 19:29)
*Natalie Portman (presenter) (PH 19:57)
Alicia Keys- "For All We Know" (PH 20:01)
*Black Ice - "Young Girls" (poem) (PH 20:11)
Jennifer Connelly(presenter) (PH 20:15)
Linkin Park- "Crawling", " Somewhere I Belong", " Breaking the Habit", " In the End" (PH 20:19)
*Linkin Park and
Jay-Z- "Public Service Announcement (Interlude)", " Dirt off Your Shoulder/Lying from You", " Big Pimpin'/Papercut", "Jigga What/Faint", " Numb/Encore" (PH 20:35)
DJ Green Lantern(dj'ing)(PH 20:55)
Def Leppard- " Pour Some Sugar on Me", No Matter What", "Rock of Ages" (PH 21:02)
*Kami (African HIV+
Muppetpresenter) (PH 21:18)
Jars of Clay- " Show You Love", "Flood" (PH 21:22)
*Lemon (poem) (PH 21:33)
Sarah McLachlan- "Fallen", "World on Fire", "Angel" (with Josh Groban) (PH 21:37)
*Chris Tucker (presenter) (PH 21:54)
Maroon 5- " Harder to Breathe", " This Love", " She Will Be Loved", " Rockin' in the Free World" (PH 21:58)
Naomi Watts(presenter) (PH 22:22)
Keith Urban- "Days Go By", " You'll Think of Me", " Another Day in Paradise", " Somebody Like You" (PH 22:26)
*Jimmy Smits (presenter) (PH 22:47)
*Rob Thomas - "Something to Be", "
Lonely No More", " 3 A.M."/"The Joker", " This Is How a Heart Breaks" (PH 22:51)
Richard Gere(presenter) (PH 23:16)
Stevie Wonder- " Master Blaster (Jammin')", "Higher Ground" (with Rob Thomas), "A Time to Love", "Shelter in the Rain", " Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (with Adam Levineof Maroon 5), " So What the Fuss", "Superstition" (PH 23:20)
The concert began at 11:40 am local time. It ended, still in daylight, a little after 7 pm, in real time a little before the London concert did.
Several artists mentioned or dedicated performances to
Luther Vandross, who had died the day before.
The show managed to expose fault in the
SEPTA Regional Railsystem, which is the commuter rail portion of the city's mass transit system, SEPTA. Trains to and from the concert were overcrowded and many had to ignore departure times in order to accommodate the unprecedented influx of passengers using the system at one time.
Two days after the concert, on
July 4, artist Elton Johngave a free concert on the same stage used for Live 8, as part of the city's Independence Daycelebrations. Interestingly, he had come directly from his performance in London's Live 8.
Pre-show news and rumours
Live 8 producer/promoter
Russell Simmonswas the man responsible for adding more African Americanartists to the Live 8 Philadelphia bill, including some Def Poetry Jampoets.
After noticing the lack of hip-hop artists on the bill,
Bonocalled Jay-Z personally and asked him if he would perform in Philadelphia. 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Sean Combswere also originally scheduled to perform but cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.
Despite suspicions that the show's finale would consist of a new rendition of the
USA for Africahit " We Are the World", which was performed at the Philadelphia show twenty years ago at Live Aid, it did not.
Also, rumors circulated in the crowd that Bruce Springsteen would close the show.
In the U.S.,
MTVand VH1provided intermittent and incomplete live and taped coverage, frequently breaking away mid-song for commercials or commentary by their veejays. ABC provided a short highlights program that evening, and BBC Onein the UK showed highlights after the full coverage of the London show. Clair Brothers Audio Systems and Franklin Simon Productions were responsible for providing the live sound reinforcement for Live 8 Philadelphia. Electric Factory Concerts was also involved in the production. Clair Brothers Audio also provided the live sound reinforcment for Live 8 London. The remaining venues were handled by local sound reinforcement companies. AOLalso provided a webcastof the entire show as it happened and carried webcasts of almost all of the Live 8 shows.
* [http://WWW.LIVE8.US/ Live 8 Philadelphia exclusive website] .
* [http://www.thelive8concert.com/ Live 8 unofficial website] .
* [http://dragonballyee.com/live8 Live 8 photo gallery] .
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