Saturday, July 02, 2005

Singing From The Same Song Sheet

Do you need any further proof than this of Live 8's fundamental toothlessness?
Corporate sponsors, including AOL and Nokia, have subsidised today's proceedings to the tune of £8m and the Hyde Park event has proved a lucrative affair for the ticket agencies charged with selling hospitality tickets at up to £799 plus VAT.

The tickets offering access to a backstage area with complimentary bar and food were snapped up quickly. Other ticket holders, paying £599 plus VAT, will enjoy lunch and drinks at the Grosvenor House Hotel before being whisked into the "golden circle", an area in front of the stage holding a mixture of lucky ticket holders and corporate guests.
Yeah, fight the fuckin' power, boys.

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