Live Flop: Live Earth Flops

July 11, 2007

July 9. 2007

I didn’t know Betty Davis was performing:

Madonna looking like an older version of Betty Davis. There are other women Madonna’s age with half the wrinkles.

Live Earth has been pronounced a flop. They billed it as a 2 billion audience extravaganza, but it appears it didn’t even draw 15 million people worldwide.

In Brazil, the concert drew 100,000 people as opposed to the 1 million expected. According to Reuters, by comparison, it was even less than that of the Rolling Stones rock concert previously performed at the same venue.

In Britain, it didn’t even draw 1/3 of the viewers the Princess Diana concert did the week before. But then again, there was nothing hypocritical about that show and it had a good vibe based on kind sentiment for a beloved British woman.

In China it drew 3,000 people.

In Africa the concert was only half full – 5,000 people.

In America, it was a turkey, referred to as “weak.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The estimated 2.7 million viewers was slightly under the 3 million viewers NBC has averaged on Saturday nights in the summer with repeats and the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs on what is already the least-popular night of television “

So what went wrong? For one, the headliner is a first rate liar and hypocrite, who was singlehandedly the worst offender on the bill, with multiple energy draining homes gained through years of numerous copyright infringements and financial fraud in cutting out people who made her career, energy destroying world tours, multiple gas guzzling cars and a lot of stock in the world’s biggest environmental polluters.

Madonna pretty much guaranteed the message would be ignored. Her hypocrisy overshadowed the whole thing. In response to the bad publicity she received from outlets and audiences all over the world, she released a statement claiming she will change.

However, that’s another lie. She’s not going to sell her homes and live in one small one. She’s not going to sell her cars and buy one Prius. She’s not going to stop taking private jets and fly commercial all the time. Nor will she sell all her environmentally bad stocks across the board.

This is a woman that would sell her children to the devil if it meant a dollar. Therefore, she is not giving up her crassly indulgent lifestyle…well, not unless the government forced her to.

The founder of the Live Earth concerts is not innocent himself, using more electricity in his huge home in the space of one year than the average American does in 10 years.

Someone bizarrely called Gore a prophet in the paper the other day, but a prophet would actually tell you something you don’t already know and practice what they preach.

Do not interpret it as envy, as I do not endeavor to live the kind of life these celebrities or ex-politicians do. Nor do I have the same tastes. But, it’s the only thing one notices in such a situation, where one is being told to conserve, by others who essentially don’t.

It’s like someone telling you to clean up your yard when they see one aluminum can someone threw on the lawn, when they have 10 trash bags worth of garbage strewn all over theirs.

Many of the stars lectured audiences…right after they flew in on private jets or arrived by guzzling limos. People aren’t stupid. They can figure these things out.

A good message got lost in the hypocrisy. Besides, the real environmentalists who practice what they preach in a peaceful way, have been warning us about this stuff for years. Actually, almost two decades. I used to think environmentalists were hippies, but they do have a point with some things.

However, the question is how is the problem going to be solved when 10 people are trying to conserve, while 10,000 are not. Some countries don’t even recycle or have programs in place to do so.

In some places if you say “recycle” they think you’re talking about a new type of bicycle.

Some countries are so underdeveloped that they can barely find proper places to put toxic waste and garbage. Actually, there are many places in developed America where people don’t recycle. It’s not just here. It’s everywhere. It’s a global problem that needs global legislation and scientific assistance, if things are really going to improve in a noticeable way.

I still can’t help but think that all this nuclear testing by multiple countries and bombs of war going off in certain regions has something to do with the strange weather patterns and global warming. The global deteriorating weather conditions began when there was increased activity in this arena.

Many U.S. and British cities are experiencing record high temperatures. It was hot in Russia last winter. That’s global warming…literally.

Madonna Not as Live Earthy as Others

Madge don’t preach: According to a survey, the public finds Madonna to be the least green of Live Earth performers. But they do find her heart the blackest.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2007/07/

Live Earth branded a foul-mouthed flop

Organisers of the global music concert – punctuated by swearing from presenters and performers – had predicted massive viewing figures.

But BBC’s live afternoon television coverage attracted an average British audience of just 900,000. In the evening, when coverage switched from BBC2 to BBC1, the figure rose to just 2.7 million.

And the peak audience, which came when Madonna sang at Wembley, was a dismal 4.5 million. Three times as many viewers saw the Princess Diana tribute on the same channel six days before.

Two years ago, Live 8 drew a peak television audience of 9.6million while Live Aid notched 10million in 1985.

The BBC blamed the poor figures on Saturday’s good weather and said its Wimbledon tennis coverage had drawn away afternoon viewers. Critics said however that the public had simply snubbed what they saw as a hypocritical event.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?

Madonna accused of climate hypocrisy

12.14, Mon Jul 9 2007 – Madonna has been dubbed “a climate-change catastrophe” despite her appearance at this weekend’s Live Earth concert.

The singer, who began her performance with a song especially written for the event aiming to promote green issues, has allegedly been linked to companies accused of being major polluters.

A tabloid newspaper detailed estimates of Madonna’s carbon emissions from nine houses, a fleet of cars, a private jet and the Confessions tour, calling her a “climate-change catastrophe.”

According to other reports, Madonna leads the pack of the worst individual rock star polluters in the world.

Madge’s Ray of Light Foundation reportedly has $4.2 million (£2.1 million) of shares in a string of companies, including Alcoa, the American aluminum giant, the Ford Motor Company and Weyerhaeuser, an international forest products company, which have all been criticised by environmentalists.

For her 2006 World Tour, she flew by private jet, transporting a team of up to 100 technicians and dancers around the globe.

http://www.itv.com/news/entertainment

Live Earth: a mixed response, as Madonna branded a ‘hypocrite’

madonna%20live%20earth.jpgMadonna has been dubbed ‘a climate-change catastrophe’ following her appearance at Live Earth, in an attack that many have applied to the entire event.

In the aftermath of the Live Earth, which had been controversial from the outset, the pop princess received criticism for promoting green lifestyles whilst committing a host of heinous climate crimes of her own; one tabloid reports that these include ‘carbon emissions from nine houses, a fleet of cars, a private jet and the Confessions tour’, calling her a ‘climate-change catastrophe.’ According to other reports, Madonna leads the pack of the worst individual rock star polluters in the world.

But the broadsheets were no less scathing in their coverage of Al Gore’s mammoth event: The Guardian declared Live Earth ‘a ratings flop’ after the event, and before it happened, ran an article claiming that the concert served only to underline the hopelessness of the situation and how little substantial effort most people are willing to make. It seems Bob Geldof’s grumpy condemnation of Live Earth may be how it is remembered.

http://www.hippyshopper.com/2007/07/live_earth_a_mi.html

Madonna’s carbon footprint foul-up

July 09, 2007 11:10am – TWO days after Sydney joined the global greenie festival that was the Live Earth concerts, music fans are questioning whether anything has been achieved.

Star of the London concert Madonna has been accused of double standards after it was reported she has financial links to some of the world’s biggest polluters and media reaction around the world to the mega-concerts organised by former US vice-president Al Gore has been underwhelmed.

Daily Telegraph readers have joined the condemnation of the concerts in comments to this website and frustrations have also surfaced about the organisation of the Sydney event, with long waits of an hour or more in drink and toilet queues.

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story

Madonna makes diva Live Earth demands

Madonna has allegedly demanded eight full-length mirrors and a skipping rope backstage for London’s Live Earth concert.

The 48-year-old singer, who is headlining the spectacular show at the new Wembley Stadium on Saturday, is said to have presented organisers with a bizarre list of requirements.

A source told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “She has asked for 12 dozen boxes of strawberries, eight full-length mirrors, a skipping rope, Yorkshire Tea, organic green tea and vanilla room spray.”

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4118645a1860.html

Madonna Is ALive but Looking a Tad Old at Live Earth

It hurts me to write this because I was a Material Girl too, but… Madonna is looking old.

Here she is — wearing a little tiny bit of mascara — performing in Live Earth London. Is she looking fit and healthy? You betcha. Is she looking older and a little wrinkled? You betcha on that one too.

Well, it’s good to see that she’s still rocking… and she has a way better body than I could ever dream of having. And despite the signs of age, one article says the woman I used to try to be “got 70,000 people on their feet demanding action on climate change in a stunning finale to the London leg of Live Earth last night.”

http://dailyblabber.ivillage.com/entertainment

Madonna Does Preach At Live Earth

HAD only Princess Diana been around to enliven Live Earth, music fans wouldn’t have had to endure Madonna coercing every “mother******” to watch their telly, buy her album and save the planet. (Spinal Tap Pic: The Spine)

Madonna is not a hypocrite, creating no little static in her skin tight Spandex suit and proving that wind and so much hot air can power an entire stadium.

“If you want to save the planet, let me see you jump,” says Madonna. So we jump and over in Greenland the vibration cause a lump of ice to works itself loose. There’s a mudslide in Bolivia. The Wembley groundsman winces. This is joined-up geography. No-one is safe from climate change.

And certainly not Madonna’s staff. In “Madonna’s bizarre look-at-me order”, the Mirror sees pop’s Gaia address her minions.

They are instructed to maintain eye contact with Madonna “at all times”, no small thing as Madge bends over and dry humps a stereo. Interviewers should “never look down or check notes – all questions must be memorised or the interview will be terminated”.

This is easy. The Mirror’s 3am Girls laugh at such challenges, having got their questions – “Wow?”; “Amazing?; and “Congratulations, that was brilliant, you must be happy?” committed to memory.

http://www.anorak.co.uk/news/tabloids/175006.html

Madonna: Limousine Liberal Hypocrite

Madonna, who will be headlining the London version of Al Gore’s global Live Earth concerts, turns out to be decidedly un-green when it comes to her personal financial holdings

Madonna, who seems to be on top of all her many business endeavors, has actually invested about $2.7 million dollars in companies that are creating the destruction that Live Earth is trying to raise awareness about. She has invested in several companies named as the biggest corporate polluters in the world…

http://www.kxmb.com/News/Nation/141422.asp

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