We didn’t end up going to Live Earth Shanghai, but we did manage to find this video on YouTube, where a bunch of Live Earth videos from around the world have been uploaded.
The most internationally famous star we got here in Shanghai was Sarah Brightman (in the video), while the rest of the performers were mostly from the world of Mandopop and Cantopop. We found one Chinese report that said that Sarah Brightman’s performance suffered from technical problems, and she was forced to leave the stage until they fixed it. The rain was also a problem, but luckily the organizers had environmentally-friendly rain gear for everyone.
The subhead of that article was in itself quite interesting: 批评者称摇滚明星乘飞机来去，排放了更多温室气体 (“Critics say that the rocks stars flying around create more greenhouse emissions”). Of course, those planes would be flying regardless of whether there were rock stars on them, but anyhow …
We didn’t look at all the Live Earth videos, and maybe this is our particular age and demographic speaking, but we thought this Metallica performance of “Enter Sandman” in London rocked, even though the band members are starting to look their age and frontman James Hetfield’s voice seemed precariously close to cracking.
Photo from ent.sina.com