I've watched Live8 as much as possible from 2PM until the end. I recorded almost all on DVD.
I was waiting for Pink Floyd as much as anyone else in this thread. I read they would be on near the end and thought... "Crikey, they'd really be doing something special then."
I skipped much of the present-day bands, acting as if they're up there on status like PF, The Who, Paul McCartney and Madonna and what else has real class and status.
In Berlin were some real morons on stage, but... ah well.
I was wondering what the Who were going to do, but that was PHENOMENAL!
Granted, it's the titles of CSI and CSI:Miami so they took a fairly safe 2 numbers to keep in touch with the young crowd, but MAN! It still shows older groups out-perform those new ones.
I also liked Robbie Williams, as he is always great with the audiences.
But then, Gilmour, Water, Mason, Wright... Phew... I mean... On 1 stage... God, as said in the audience: PIGS CAN FLY!
If they'd played all numbers all day, I'd have been in pigs-heaven. And how wonderfully precise and great their skills are still, even though they are not that active anymore performing, and also, for the first time in over 20 years, it sounded like only yesterday they last performed together.
Gilmour hasn't aged in his voice, what a great voice still and nothing indicated he was 20 years older then he sounded on The Wall or TFC.
Waters, as evidenced from the In the Flesh tours and prior to that, has suffered in his voice, but still, all together, what a sight, what a way to re-unite.
One could only hope for more, but realistically, you have to agree it's not likely.
It did look that Roger was more moved with the reunion than Gilmour, as it was Roger who voiced his feelings during the performance, and also gestured Gilmour for the hug afterwards.
A great moment in music-history, and a profound day for human history.
Let's hope the G8 listen.