Question: What do the following names have in common?

  1. Madonna
  2. Sheryl Crow
  3. Alicia Keys
  4. Kayne West
  5. Faith Hill
  6. The Smashing Pumpkins
  7. Kelly Clarkson
  8. Black Eyed Peas
  9. Bon Jovi
  10. Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  11. Beastie Boys
  12. John Mayer
  13. Foo Fighters
  14. Kylie Minogue
  15. James Blunt
  16. Snow Patrol
  17. Lenny Kravitz
  18. Jennifer Lopez
  19. Snoop Dogg
  20. The Police
  21. Duran Duran

Answer: They will all be performing at the series of Live Earth concerts.

Actually, there are another 130+ names but I don’t recognise them.

I was just thinking that it’s such a marvellous idea having 7 concerts held across 7 continents (Shanghai, Sydney, Johannesburg, London, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, and New York – OK technically, Tokyo and Shanghai are both in Asia but who’s nitpicking?).

Yes, it is a truly global event.

But the best part that you can feature all these big-name artistes under the same banner and give each of them the limelight and attention they want. After all, who would merely want to be a supporting act?

And none of the singers would have to perform under a hot blazing sun, because each venue is in a different time zone. Although to a television viewer in, say Singapore, the concerts would be tightly synchronised to appear as a single event.

If you can’t stand the blazing hot sun expected on Saturday at One Fullerton, you can always catch all the action live on Channel5.

Catch Madonna performing at the new Wembley stadium, London.

p.s. It was just a throw-away comment about 07.07.07 being the perfect wedding date, but it’s apparent that many people take it very seriously indeed.