Friday, July 01, 2005
PHILADELPHIA -- Living in the N.Y.C. media market, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that the Live 8 massive worldwide event/series of concerts is tomorrow. In Philadelphia? Not so much. This city is molto excited: For one day, it gets to be the hot spot in the nation that has what nobody else has. Live 8 is everywhere -- on the front of all the newspapers and at the top of all the local news. They're expecting a million people at the free afternoon concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway tomorrow. I don't plan to be among them; I'd rather catch some clips on TV. As it is, there are the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks to plan for on Monday, which -- for those of us without plum rooftop locations -- means being outside for an extended period of time with lots of people. But for those who are going to be there tomorrow, I hope it's safe and fun.