glass_0ni0n:mrm512:What was the story with the VIP "golden circle" tickets? Were they just available to selected VIPs, or could you pay for them, or what? I was just wondering if it was a situation of having to "know someone" or if people got them through radio contests, or exactly what the deal was. From the aerial photo it LOOKS like there were not that many people in the golden circle, but I can see that the crowd was huge, so I am sure looks are deceiving.
Anyway, congratulations. Some of the concert(s) reminded me of the Concert for NYC, which I was lucky enough to attend. The Who, Bon Jovi, Paul...
I didn't get to see all of Paul's songs, so I hope there is a link somewhere where you can replay just certain performers. I know AOL has the whole concert on replay, but I just want to see the Paul parts. Anyone know how to do that?
VIP tickets were given to selected people, I saw a few journalists I knew there, some competition winners, and ClearChannel were selling them as part of hospitality packages for aorund £800, which included 2 nights in a posh hotel over the road from the park, which would explain some of the Europeans near me. I had a purple wristband, but there were people with baby blue bands on and they looked like competition winners.
Hospitality packages with golden circle seats and breakfast and aftershow dinner for £550 (not including hotel) were offered. Compared to similar events (the Super Bowl, Wimbledon, etc.) it sounds like a good deal, but I don't see how you could expect a business acquaintance to attend a 10-12 hour outdoor concert. I wonder who bought all those packages? More importantly, what was the purpose? I received the materials, and there was no description about whether the funds were going to charity, and no description of the causes being supported by the Live 8 event. It looked just like a fanasylum package -- kind of odd for a charity event.