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Posted: 27 May 05, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No it's not the Live 8/2nd Live Aid concert, it's a concert in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Bob Geldof is in Rome today inviting the Pope.

After the Pope's "wonderful" comments about the EVIL of rock & roll music and its artists, wonder if he will actually go.

If Geldof can pull this off, with the New Pope being such a conservative radical about Rock, then Geldof wins an award for I don't know...convincing the Pope of the virtues of Rock music.

But we already know that! :)


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=350261&in_page_id=1770


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Posted: 27 May 05, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMG.


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Posted: 27 May 05, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool idea ! I wonder where in Edinburgh. It's good something like this is happening in Edinburgh cause these things usually happen in London or somewhere like that.


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Posted: 27 May 05, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that is smth i want to see ! ^_^


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Posted: 27 May 05, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone should invite the Pope to Ozzfest. Can you imagine Benedict XVI bodysurfing?


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Posted: 27 May 05, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hehe. My dad thinks rock and roll is evil too. someone should invite him to go see Alice Cooper.


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Posted: 27 May 05, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From My Blog today. :)

Bob Geldof Invites Pope To Rock Concert

By Arlene R. Weiss © Copyright May 27, 2005

Irish rocker and artist/social activist Sir Bob Geldof is in Rome today, personally requesting that the auspicious presence of His Eminence, The Pope grace a rock concert to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, following the historic G8 Summit which will also be held in Edinburgh, July 6-8, 2005.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the leader of Scotland’s Catholics met with Geldof in London and said that Geldof planned on inviting the Pope to Scotland’s capital for a rock concert.

Cardinal O’Brien told Scotland’s Today program that “Sir Bob said he would love to have concerts in the great centres of the world, in London at Hyde Park, in Paris at the Eiffel Tower, in Germany, the U.S., and so on. And at the end of the concerts, he (Geldof) will call for a pilgrimage to Edinburgh asking all those involved in the concerts, and everybody else who wants to come from the G8 countries, to come to Edinburgh again.” (Culminating in a celebratory music concert to be held in Edinburgh).

“Geldof said he was going to see the Pope and the Cardinal’s Secretary Of State and Cardinal Martino (who is) in charge of justice and peace issues about the possibility of the Pope coming as well to this large gathering at the end of all the concerts.”

In observation of the New Pope, Pope Benedict XVI’s views on the “evils” of rock & roll and it’s supposedly inherent “diabolical and satanic messages”, in which he singled out artists; The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin as prime examples of rock music artists whose music is “especially evil”, it will be interesting to see if this new radically conservative Pope can be swayed by Geldof’s genuineness as to the virtues which do in fact imbue rock & roll, via these series of planned charity benefit concerts.

Let the Pope not prejudge, but let him see and hear with his own eyes, ears, and heart, personally attending this music event. Let the Pope bear witness to and be inspired by this planned final charity benefit rock concert and its performing artists in Edinburgh as ample proof of the joyous, wonderful light in rock & roll, in music. If anyone is capable of convincing the Pope of the Good that rock & roll holds and does for this world, of its uplifting grace and power in making an active difference, of its stance as an urgent plea and call to arms and positive action to and in the face of the G8 Summit’s addressing the need to end world poverty, hunger, and AIDS, it is something only a Knight…of rock & roll can do. Our thoughts and hearts are with you, Sir Bob.

By Arlene R. Weiss © Copyright May 27, 2005







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Posted: 27 May 05, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

Someone should invite the Pope to Ozzfest. Can you imagine Benedict XVI bodysurfing?


I would pay GOOD MONEY to see that!!!! :)

Hello down there in the mosh pit...woops sorry your Eminence.


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Posted: 27 May 05, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mrs Taylor 05 wrote:

Cool idea ! I wonder where in Edinburgh. It's good something like this is happening in Edinburgh cause these things usually happen in London or somewhere like that.


I forgot you LIVE there...lucky...I'll keep you and everybody on QZ posted as I find out more details. Cool! Go get a front row seat!!!! :)


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