Depending on where on this spinning globe you live, Live Earth starts tomorrow or today! Here in New York, we’ll be watching the webcast of the Sydney show starting at 9:10 p.m. tonight! In the final flurry of preparation, I’ve got a ton to tell you.
First off, I’d like to mention the Al Gore webcast I was privileged to attend yesterday. If you missed it, it’s still online and you can screen it at your leisure. Sitting in a room with a handful of other bloggers and hearing him speak has been a highlight of this gig for me. As Mr. Gore points out, we’re reaching the tipping point. Millions of people are connecting the dots between the weather changes we’re experiencing and the constant warnings we hear from scientists. Hopefully Live Earth will tip us all over the edge into committed action! I’m ready, how about you?
Second of all, there’s surprise news: despite attempts to block it, Live Earth has succeeded in arranging a concert in the U.S. Capital. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian has agreed to host Live Earth D.C. The newly announced show will feature an address by Al Gore and performances by Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Native Roots. To quote Mr. Gore speaking on CNN:
A couple of global warming naysayers used parliamentary tricks in the Congress to block (a concert on the National Mall). Well, instead of the cavalry riding to the rescue, the American Indians came to the rescue.
That’s a nice change of pace, I think!
For those who are asking. Here also is the schedule for all Live Earth concerts.
Last of all, thanks. Thanks for reading and caring and showing up. I’ll be at Live Earth New Jersey tomorrow and will do my best to post some backstage tidbits for you. Sunday will be my last official post here, but not remotely the end of Live Earth. Live Earth is the beginning, not the end. More on that on Sunday!
See you at the shows!