30 years ago today...

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  1. Reggae Mistress

    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    July 13, 1985 musical history was made with Live Aid; dual concerts in London and Philadelphia. Did you watch it?
     
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    Chief2Kick I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    Short answer, no
     
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    Rum Balls VIP Extreme Gold

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    Me? 6'8, 425 pounds, pal.
     
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  4. Reggae Mistress

    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    :nocheer:
     
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    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

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    I was 4 years old.
     
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    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    I forget how young some posters are. I've turned into my hippie uncle who talked about Woodstock :cry:
     
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    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

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    I bet there are quite a few who weren't even born yet in 1985.
     
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  8. Reggae Mistress

    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    Rub salt in my geriatric wounds....
     
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  9. Chief2Kick

    Chief2Kick I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    Yeah, Ridic can stop trying to make us feel better. :jj:
     
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    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

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    Sorry grandma. :console:
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    Benham was there.

    I watched some of it on TV drinking and smoking with my friends and thought it was cool how Phil Collins played at Wembley and then jetted over to JFK and played there too.
     
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    I'm running late for my hip replacement.
     
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    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    Were you two together then? Very cool when he took the Concord.
     
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    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

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    I was pretty hungry like the wolf in 85.
     
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    potroast Well-Known Member

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    Poor Bob Geldof. :(

    (middle name Zenon)
     
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    No.

    Fuck U2 (the band, not you).
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    No, I knew her but she was dating someone else that I grew up with. They broke up and she married someone else around the same time I got married in our early twenties. We both found ourselves divorced around the same time 20 years ago and hooked up. It's been a fun ride ever since. :hug:
     
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    Fun facts:

    Frank Zappa was invited to perform, but refused because he believed that the money raised by Live Aid did not address the core problems facing the developing world and instead aided the developed world by providing ways to get drugs, calling the concert "the biggest cocaine money laundering scheme of all time."
     
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    Benham Still Better Than You

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    That was some fucking concert. It was also like 120 degrees in the stadium and they hosed the crowd off with firehoses.
     
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    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    You aren't the only one to say "fuck U2". Timing was down to the last second and bands were told if they went over, the plug would be pulled on them. Bono decided he was going to jump off the rotating stage (even though the musicians were told not to) and his little stunt almost fucked up the time slots for the remaining acts.