I'm a Corporate Hippie - Live Earth
7 July 2007 Wembley Stadium

My friends and family know that I have a couple of Issues/Rants that I like to espouse once in a while:

1. The advantages of cycling (possible even in stilettos and a tutu skirt);

2. The benefits of using a refillable, non-breakable, odourless, dish-washer safe Nalgene water bottle (I have three and they were Birthday Gift de Jour at one stage);

3. Taking 3 minute showers; and

4. Rejecting overpackaged supermarket food and buying dirt-coated organic produce from local markets.

Given I'm a corporate hippie, it was only appropriate that I attend the sold out Gig of the Year - Live Earth London.

The day tested Caroline's and my gig stamina - we quickly decided that our best bet for getting anywhere near the front was not lose our spots in the mob.  Luckily we had brought our own food, had backpacks to sit on, and as an accidental tactic did not drink any water for over 9 hours, thus removing any need to go to the bathroom.

For hours we stood, sang, danced and waved our orange rubber pretzel thing at the cameras as the concert was beamed to the world. My one word review of the incredible line-up:

  • Genesis - Baker
  • Razorlight - tube
  • Snow Patrol - popular
  • Damien Rice and David Gray - soothing
  • Kasabian - flag
  • Paolo Nutini - hunched
  • Black Eye Peas - jumpin'
  • John Legend - Huh?
  • Duran Duran - enduring
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - classic
  • Bloc Party - personable
  • Corinne Bailey Rae - shining
  • Terra Naomi - break
  • Keane - engaging
  • Metallica - rawk
  • Spinal Tap - midgets?
  • James Blunt - surprising
  • Beastie Boys - greying
  • Pussycat Dolls - writhing
  • Foo Fighters - hoarse
  • Madonna - unsurpassed

On a final note - Turn off your lights, bring your own shopping bags and recycle and reuse!