When I was about 15, I thought that Live Aid was an important moment for my generation. I woke up early and stayed up late, recording the day's events on videotape as it went around the globe. Wading through a sea of has-beens and wannabes until I saw the performers that I enjoyed, somehow coping with the incessant need of MTV to cut between (and cut off) performances, self-promoting every opportunty they could get.
Despite all that, I thought it was an important milestone and would make a big difference.
And how the mighty have fallen! Bono cozying up at photo ops with Dubya, praising his generosity and benevolence. Sting doing commercials for Jaguar, being driven around in star-like luxury in his own private $100,000+ cocoon.