Live 8

We’re going to try to go to Philly (over a million expected?) It’ll be at the Museum of Art in Philadelphia, starting about noon on July 2 and running for about six hours. Geldof said there will be about 100 bands performing around the world, with 15 to 18 acts playing here. Dave Matthews Band, Bon Jovi, P. Diddy, Jay Z, Maroon 5, Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Wonder, Will Smith and Keith Urban have been confirmed for Philly so far. Geldof said that each of their sets will last 10-15 minutes and that more acts will be added in coming days. Rob Thomas and 50 Cent are rumored.

We’ll go early – Dave Matthews Band will go on early as they’ve got another show that evening in Saratoga, NY. We’ll try to take a train in – cars will be banned near the show. Hotel rooms near the city are already full from other events that weekend, so we’ll either try and make it home, or drive an hour to find a place. Or maybe Amtrak – is $172 reasonable for 2 people?