Live 8 concert in Philly

By now, I’m sure you’re heard about this free concert on July 2. (See the official Web site.) There has already been some hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing over the lineup for Philly. You can decide for yourself if it’s worth it, even for free. The lineup is an odd mix of stuff. The only thing I can say for sure is that the crowd will be rather diverse, since a Bon Jovi crowd is not a Dave Matthews crowd nor a 50 Cent crowd.

As for me, I’ll be out of town on vacation (first time not being in Philly for July 4 since I moved here in late July 1999), so I’ll be happily missing all the crowds, traffic, etc. that’s sure to be a side effect from this. If you’ve never been to one of these events on the Parkway before, just know that getting out of there will take you a long time. And if you drive in, park far away from the Parkway so you can leave more quickly or do a sane thing and take public transportation.

Oh, and Bob Geldof still looks like shit.