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I tell you what was shit. Live 8.


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Gervais doing his dance. Peter Kay doing that song of his. Robbie Williams trying to recreate Freddie's "We Will Rock You" bit. The fact they didnt invite Phil Collins. Geldof decided to have a go him

Spot on. That Hey Jude finale is one of the worst things ever conceived. A singularity of mid noughties shitness, slap bang in the middle of the decade. Kelly Jones, Dido, Keane, Snow Patrol and the p

I'd just moved into a house with my (at the time) Mrs, and were in the habit of having huge, fuck off all day piss up's there during the summer. We heard about this Live 8 thing, though it was going t

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2 hours ago, IANdrewDiceClay said:

She swore as well. On a Saturday afternoon! It was less Bill Grundy and more my auntie on New Years. Silly old moo.

Didn't Chris Rock walk out and after his opening line didn't get a laugh say "come on, liven up motherfuckers" as the BBC cut quickly to the studio, or was that something else?

 

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Think that was also Live Earth. According to Wikipedia...

The BBC, which televised the concert in the United Kingdom, received a total of 413 complaints because coverage of Metallica's live set was cut short, and approximately 130 complaints concerning swearing as the BBC had shown the concert before the watershed time of 9pm, this includes Chris rockjokingly calling the crowd "motherfuckers".The BBC later apologised for cutting away from footage of Metallica, and both during and after the concert for the bad language. On 12 April 2008, an Ofcom broadcast was shown on BBC1, apologising again for the 'offensive language.'

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3 hours ago, SuperBacon said:

No one in a crowd of 1 billion people:

Gervais: "Eh, what's that? Do the dance?"

I was so fuming at how staged it was. 

Christ, I don't think I've ever seen this before. Or maybe I did and erased it from my memory, like I seemed to do with Live 8 entirely. I forgot it even happened.

Anyway here is the cringey Gervais bit I just found 

 

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4 minutes ago, PunkStep said:

Christ, I don't think I've ever seen this before. Or maybe I did and erased it from my memory, like I seemed to do with Live 8 entirely. I forgot it even happened.

Anyway here is the cringey Gervais bit I just found 

 

To be fair he got a pretty good reaction from the crowd. Not that it makes it any less terrible

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7 minutes ago, PunkStep said:

Christ, I don't think I've ever seen this before. Or maybe I did and erased it from my memory, like I seemed to do with Live 8 entirely. I forgot it even happened.

Anyway here is the cringey Gervais bit I just found 

 

If you're going to do the dance, fine. But don't be all fake about it. "No, I'm NOT going to do the dance". You are, clearly.

Reminds me of the time I saw legendary freestyle rapper Supernatural live. He is without a doubt a superb freestyler, but when he asked the crowd to shout out words and he would rap about them, gave it the old "What's that? Weed? You got it" , as it's an easy topic, when a guy next to me was screaming at the top of his voice "Benny Hill" and was literally the only person that could be heard.

I lost my point a bit but that annoyed me massively too.

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The best of all these is the Concert for Diana.  P. Diddy coming out and asking everyone to "Clap your hands for Princess Diana - make some noise for Princess Diana."  Puts Gervais to shame.

 

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I love that at 4 mins of that video P Diddy is doing his awful "if you miss Diana make some noise". Then it cuts to the royal box and they are all dancing like goons including Prince William except Harry. Who is stood there staring, obviously thinking what the fuck is this guy doing.

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38 minutes ago, PunkStep said:

Christ, I don't think I've ever seen this before. Or maybe I did and erased it from my memory, like I seemed to do with Live 8 entirely. I forgot it even happened.

Anyway here is the cringey Gervais bit I just found 

 

Thats how you work a crowd, BritWres workers take note.

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I remember bits and pieces. 

Them cutting away from Metallica and someone, possibly Davod Tennant, saying "Enter the Sandman" was the only Metallica song he knew (probably reflecting everybody but those who complained). 

There being a discussion about looking in your toilet bowl because if it was piss you shouldn't flush the toilet and if it was shit you should. You'd have to be pretty pissed to not be sure which one you'd done.

Robbie William's openly admitting that he was disappointed no one knew the words to one his songs.

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The Who put in a performance that put Pete Townsend in the "maybe it was research?" catagory. They were fantastic. Also have this memory of thinking McCartneys drummer was fucking brilliant

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Best drummer in the world.

Watched it all day on a big screen in Cardiff. Missed the last train.

Barely heard anything about it again after what happened the next week.

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I met McCartney’s drummer on the Tube once. I’d seen them live at Hyde Park earlier that year but I also remember him being fantastic at Live 8. He was very nice in person - he was on his way to a meeting at one of the megaposh London hotels to plan their South American tour. This is nothing to do with Live 8.

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