On Saturday, I viewed what I think will go down as being the largest pop concert in the world, Live8, the brainchild of Sir Bob Geldof. Anyhow, it was fantastic to watch on the tele. From 1:00 pm I watched it practically all the way through until 12:00 midnight. The concert opened with Sir Paul McCartney and U2 singing 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club'. Other terrific acts were: The Scissor Sisters, Coldplay, The Stereophonics, Pink Floyd, etc. So how come an event like that that aims to do so much good is overshadowed by the events at Edinburgh over the past couple of days?
Admittedly, there will be some protesters who want to do that, just protest and in a peaceful manner too. So who are these other louts and where have they come from? They seem to be the same sort of people who turn up at almost every large protest in the country, unwashed, with multiple piercings [not that there's anything wrong with piercings!], bedraggled hair and ready to cause as much mayhem as possible. Their violent behaviour seems to be targeted more against the police than anyone else.Could it be that there is a secret website somewhere:
http://www.rentamob.co.uk and these people are transported in lorry loads around the country to whichever protest they are required at?Let's hope that something can be done to help Africa, but somehow, I don't think it's going to be quite that simple.