Will Smith called the Live 8 festivities a worldwide "declaration of interdependence."
"Today we hold this truth to be self-evident: We are all in this together," Smith said.
If nothing else comes out of these concerts, I hope that many young people have become more informed about the plight of millions suffering in Africa. But I think that the G8 leaders know that more people than ever will be following the summit meeting next week and want some meaningful action to come out of it.
"Live 8: The Day the World Spoke as One
"The real stars of the day though were the people who came out to all the shows or participated online. Around the world, millions attended the concerts and signed the One campaign's petition
to the world leaders asking for action. The celebrities themselves recognize that it is the people who have the power to affect change by educating themselves and putting pressure on the politicians to take some simple steps that can yield enormous and worthy results. Not everyone can be saved, but if the people who were touched by the shows take their new knowledge and call, write, visit, fax, or email their leaders then more children like Birhan Woldu can have a fair shot at living a full and healthy life...
...So, here's hoping the other G8 participants heard the message shouted loud and clear yesterday and act, not as politicians, but as leaders and make history by helping to improve and extend the lives of millions of children around the world." Live 8 pics.